Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas):
Nitrous Oxide/oxygen is a combination of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide. When inhaled, it is absorbed by the body giving a calming effect. Patient will experience a sense of relaxation, which will allow patient to respond more positively to the treatment. It is a non-addictive sedative, normal breathing eliminates nitrous oxide/oxygen from the body.
Oral Sedation is a procedure that involves the administration of an oral sedative drug to facilitate the dental procedure, reducing patient fear and anxiety, along with inhalation of nitrous oxide provides a calm dental experience for the patient. The sedative effect allows more dentistry to be completed in fewer appointments as well as allowing complex procedures to perform in less time.
Hospital Dentistry is meant for patients with serious dental phobias, and/or traumas. It is also meant for patients who are physically and/or mentally handicapped, sick adult with high risk of developing complications, or for some compelling reasons, would feel more comfortable in a hospital setting using general anesthesia.
Dentists recommend that cleanings should be done at least twice a year, performed during the patient’s periodic examination; periodic examinations are recommended 1 x 6 months. Depending on the patient’s need, is the type of cleaning your dentist will recommend. The purpose of cleaning the teeth is to remove dental plaque and tartar, which will help prevent cavities, gingivitis and/or gum disease. Clean teeth mean healthy teeth, which mean fewer cavities.
Periodontal (Gum Disease) Treatment:
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease and periodontitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the tissues surrounding a tooth, and is the leading cause of tooth loss. Gingivitis is a bacterial infection of the tissues in the mouth and potential precursor of gum disease. Early gum disease treatment may include tooth scaling and cleaning at three-month intervals along with use of medicated mouthwash and proper flossing. Later-stage gum disease treatment may include deep-plane scaling, periodontal surgery and laser surgery.
Dental fillings are used to repair damage to the structure of a tooth. Structural damage can be caused as a result of tooth decay, wear or trauma. After the removal of a problematic tooth structure, the tooth is restored. Composite fillings are made from resins that are matched to your tooth’s color, so that they become invisible when applied. Composites serve as an excellent seal on the affected area, so that tooth decay can be prevented.
Root canal therapy removes infected nerve tissue within the root chamber of the tooth and replaces it with a gutta percha or Resilon filling, the tooth is “capped” with a crown. It usually can be done in one to two visits depending on the tooth. Some patients experience some mild tenderness for a few days after the procedure. Most patients are amazed with just how easy modern endodontic treatment can be.
Retreatment of Root Canal Therapy:
This procedure removes the old root canal filling and replaces it with a new root filling. This procedure is usually done in two visits. Some patients experience some mild tenderness for a few days after the procedure.
A dental crown is used to help repair extensively decayed or damaged tooth. In most cases, a tooth that has been treated with root canal therapy will need to be restored with a crown.
If a tooth with an existing condition is not treated on time, tooth is at risk of cracking, breaking or becoming extensively decayed. Unfortunately, in some cases, damage to tooth is so advanced that it may be necessary to extract tooth in order to maintain dental health.