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Fillings, known clinically as amalgams, are synthetic materials that are used to restore a portion of a tooth damaged by decay or traumatic injury. There are different types of materials used to fill cavities, including gold and metal alloys.
Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on to the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities-even on teeth where decay has begun.
Root Canal Therapy
Root-canal Therapy Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward until they reach the tip of the root.
All teeth have between one and four root canals.
When restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings are not enough to save a tooth, it may need to be pulled, or extracted.
Hygiene / Scaling and Root Planing
Advanced gum disease sometime requires the dentist or dental hygienist to clean below the gum line to remove stubborn, crusty deposits called tartar or calculus, and to remove damage near the tooth root. This is done to prevent further damage and restore and stabilize the tooth.
Some people have problems with gums that don't conform to their teeth as well as they should. Gums should be snug around the base of teeth so the teeth can be anchored firmly and grow properly.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals.
Jaw and TMJ
People who grind their teeth can sometimes develop a serious problem with their jaw, which left untreated, can adversely affect the teeth, gums and bone structures of the mouth.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
In September 1995 the British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association endorsed oral appliance therapy as the third currently acceptable treatment modality for snoring and sleep apnea.