Keep Your Teeth Clean and Fresh With Our Expert Help
Cleaning, or prophylaxis, is a series of procedures whereby calculus, stains, or other particles are removed from the clinical crowns of your teeth. Your teeth are also then polished and flossed to prevent cavities.
X-rays are used to record the shadows of oral tissues on film, commonly referred to as x-ray films or radiographs. These are excellent diagnostic tools to discover problems that are small early on but can become larger issues later.
Panoramic X-rays show us all your teeth and root lengths, as well as the sinuses or TMJ joints. Bitewing X-rays show us in-between the teeth which help to detect decay. Bitewing X-rays should be done once a year and panoramic X-rays once every five years - unless problems occur which require them more frequently.
Restore the Strength of Your Teeth
Dental fillings are restorations to treat dental cavities after drilling them out. The professionals at Dayton Dental Care Unlimited drill into your teeth to remove enamel and dentin that is compromised structurally due to the invasion of acid producing bacteria.
But once the infected hard tissues have been removed, the resulting cavity preparation must be filled to restore structural integrity to the tooth. This will prevent further damage and hopefully avoid the need for a tooth extraction.
Types of fillings available:
- Amalgams - also called silver fillings
- Composite resin - also called white or plastic filling
- Glass ionomer cement
- Resin ionomer cement
- Porcelain also called ceramic
Cavity Worse Than a Filling can Handle?
A dental extraction is removing a tooth from your mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough of the tooth's structure to prevent restoration.
Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatments.
Take Care of Root Canal Infections Smoothly
Root canals are the long passages of soft tissue within the dentin of a tooth next to the pulp chamber. A pulpectomy is an endodontic treatment to cure an infection of the root canal, also known as a root canal.
A root canal, coupled with internal tooth bleaching, can also be used to fix teeth that have blackened due to infiltration of decayed soft tissue into the dentin in the teeth. This is most often seen in frontal incisors that have been injured through a sudden impact.