A Kamloops dentist can offer a variety of services that include family dentistry, sedation dentistry, orthodontics, and dental implants.
What Is Endodontics?
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with treating the interior of the tooth. It is also often used as a synonym for “root canal,” a procedure done to save a badly decayed or infected tooth. The dentist will often recommend a root canal if a cavity or infection has reached the pulp inside the tooth. During a root canal, the dentist will remove the pulp and then sterilize the tooth’s interior with an antibacterial solution. After filling the tooth with gutta-percha, they will cap it with a crown.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Many people feel anxious when they go to the dentist, especially if they have to undergo a complex procedure like a wisdom tooth extraction. Sedation dentistry describes treatments used to keep a patient calm and relaxed. There are three choices: nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, and IV sedation.
What Are Dental Restorations?
Dental restorations are methods of repairing damaged teeth or replacing lost teeth. Fillings are the most common type of dental restoration, and they are used to repair teeth with comparatively small cavities. The dentist can use a composite resin or a metal to fill the cavity; the resin has the advantage of being the same color as the patient’s teeth.
Inlays, onlays, and crowns are used to fix increasingly extensive damage with the crown being used to replace the entire top of the tooth. These have to be custom-made in a lab, so the dentist will give the patient a temporary restoration to protect their tooth while they wait.
Dentures, bridges, and dental implants all replace missing teeth.
Contact Riverside Dental Clinic or visit Domain to schedule an appointment with a Kamloops dentist.