Fillings are frequently used to treat tooth decay or fractured teeth.
In cases where the tooth has suffered damage and the inner nerve is affected, often leading to an infection, a root canal treatment can be considered to save the tooth.
When the tooth structure is weakened by acid and bacterial infiltration occurs, dental decay or ‘caries’ can develop.
Without proper treatment, this condition will only worsen—which is why regular check-ups are so important. During these check-ups, we can detect caries through methods such as radiographs or clinical examinations.
If caries is detected, we can carefully clean the affected tooth and repair the cavity using a suitable filling material. We offer a variety of filling options, with tooth-colored composites being the most popular choice. This composite filling not only restores the tooth’s original appearance but also ensures its proper functionality.
At times, damaged teeth can give rise to complications involving the pulp, which comprises the nerve and blood vessels. This typically leads to toothache and, over time, an infection.
In such situations, a root canal treatment is often a viable option to save the tooth. During this procedure, the affected pulp is removed, and the canal is thoroughly cleaned before being sealed with a filling that extends to the tip of the root.
The alternative option to a root canal treatment is an extraction, and replacement of the tooth with an implant, denture or bridge, depending on the condition of the tooth, and your preference.
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