The centre of every tooth contains a pulp, which is comprised of nerves, arterioles and tissues. If this pulp becomes diseased or damaged, endodontic treatments and therapies can be used to save the tooth.
Not every tooth can be saved, and in those cases, our dentists will recommend a bridge or dental implant. But we always do our best to save a natural tooth if at all possible, because it’s the healthiest option for you.
The most common endodontic procedure is a root canal, where the damaged pulp is removed and the space is sealed off.
But endodontic treatment is also required if someone has a cracked tooth or experiences any other dental trauma that affects the inner workings of a tooth.
If you’re interested in learning more about endodontic treatment at 21st Century Dental, please contact us today to discuss it.
Tooth extraction is something that our dentists would consider only if it is necessary. Once a tooth is very severely fractured or decayed, or if there is excessive bone loss around a tooth as a result of severe gum disease, our dentists may consider the last resort of removing the tooth to prevent the infection from spreading to nearby teeth and endangering the rest of the body as well.
Our doctors may recommend extracting your wisdom teeth (the furthest back molars in your mouth) if they determine, through X-Rays and oral examinations, that there is not enough room in the jaw for them to grow correctly. Wisdom teeth can get wedged between the vertical portion of the jaw and the rest of one’s teeth, or they can grow sideways, causing discomfort, inflammation and infection (which can put the nearby teeth in danger as well).
At 21st Century Dental Centre, we know how painful a dental emergency can be. We provide a variety of emergency dental care services in Surrey to help you get relief from your dental pain. You can simply call our office or book an appointment with us for trusted dental assistance.