If a tooth has a cavity in it the cavity needs to be cleaned out and the dentist molds filling material to match the shape of the surrounding tooth.
Tooth extraction refers to the complete removal of one or more teeth from the mouth.
Dental scaling is routinely performed to help patients with gum disease and excessive plaque buildup.
While a standard scaling will address the surface of the tooth, root planing goes much deeper below the gumline to remove plaque buildup. The scaling is then followed by a polish and fluoride treatment.
The dentist removes the infected pulp and nerve in the root of the tooth, cleans and shapes the inside of the root canal, then fills and seals the space. Afterward, we usually place a crown on the tooth to protect and restore it to its original function.
Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.