Root Canal Treatment
Also known as endodontic treatment, this is a common dental procedure that is used to treat infection within the roots of the teeth which are underneath the gum. The infection is caused by bacteria penetrating the tooth through decay, leaky fillings or damage from trauma, such as a fall.
An extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, we will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes there is too much damage for the tooth to be repaired, and extraction is therefore the only treatment option.
Dentures & Bridges
Both of these options are used to restore spaces where teeth have been lost: they are quite different solutions to very similar problems. The choice between the two depends on the number of teeth missing, where the space is in the mouth, and the condition of the remaining teeth.
Sedation is a form of anxiety control to make treatment more pleasant for you. It offers a safe alternative to general anaesthesia for most dental procedures. Intravenous (or 'IV') sedation is given by injection, either in the back of your hand or in your arm.