Seeking a new general dentist for Whanganui, New Zealand?
The recent and ongoing impact of Covid:19 has been felt to some degree across every country on earth. One of the major ways in which the pandemic has impacted our lives is the disruption and changes to the services which we rely on, and as a result a high proportion of people have found themselves putting things such as their oral health to one side. However, anyone who has been refraining from seeking out a general dentist for Whanganui, New Zealand, should take action and make an appointment at a practice they can trust, to make sure that their oral health is up to standard and that it does not have the potential to impact on their overall health and wellbeing. Here at your dentist on Glasgow we cannot stress this enough.
Why seek out a general dentist for Whanganui, New Zealand?
Our dental health is usually regarded as a good indicator of our overall health and wellbeing. With that in mind, many people do not necessarily understand the impact that their oral health can play on the rest of their body. One area which it helps to pay close attention to when brushing and flossing is our gums. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is the number one preventable cause of adult tooth loss in the world. People who have crooked or overlapping teeth are far more susceptible to developing gum disease, as food particles and other bacteria can often become lodged within the gaps and difficult to reach areas of their teeth. If this happens and the bacteria is missed when brushing then the gum may swell up and become inflamed - which is usually the first clear sign of gum disease developing. If the infection is not identified and treated quickly then the entire tooth root may become infected and root canal therapy may be required.
What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is a dental procedure which is required when the pulp and nerves within the interior of a patient's tooth have become infected and require removal. There are several reasons as to why root canal treatment may become necessary, including decay and trauma to the tooth. In any instance, the process of undergoing root canal therapy is applied with the minimum of pain to the patient and can be the best solution to fully repair a tooth which may otherwise have to be removed. The process initially begins with the dentist making a hole within the affected tooth, and using a specialised endodontic file to remove all of the infected pulp and nerves. After the infected pulp has been removed from the interior of the tooth, the space is then filled in with a dental filling material. After this the hole at the top of the patient’s tooth is typically covered with a dental crown and the process is complete. Patients are typically administered local anaesthetic when undergoing root canal treatment so they are not in discomfort throughout the process. In some cases, where required, posts are added into the tooth to provide it with extra support, prior to sealing the hole with a dental crown. Anyone who believes that they may require root canal therapy ought to speak to a trusted dental practitioner as soon as they can, so they can get the treatment they need to maintain a healthy dental lifestyle.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.