Root Canal Treatment by Brampton Dentists
A root canal allows you the option to keep your tooth after the root has become infected, rather than having to extract the tooth. When it’s an option, saving a natural tooth is always the best choice.
A root canal, also known as endodontic treatment, removes infected, damaged or dead pulp from the inside of a tooth which is filled with nerve endings and blood vessels.
When a deep cavity develops or a filling cracks, bacteria are able to enter the tooth leading it to become infected and abscessed. The patient may experience pain in the tooth if this happens. Should the pulp in the tooth become infected beyond the help of restoration, it will have to be extracted completely. An untreated abscessed tooth will pose serious threat to your overall oral health and should be taken care of immediately.
Experiencing chronic tooth pain? Contact Simrat Dentistry in Brampton to schedule an appointment. Dr. Simrat can determine if root canal therapy is what you need. We serve families from Mississauga, Caledon, Springdale and other surrounding communities. Don’t lose a tooth – try root canal therapy for better oral health instead.
Root Canal Retreatment
A root canal treatment is most often successful. However, there are few cases in which a second root canal treatment is may be needed in which the root canal filling is removed and the canal is re-cleaned, reshaped and refilled.
After a root canal your tooth may be tender for the first week or two. However, should you experience noticeable pain or swelling, consult your dentist to ensure the proper measures are taken to care for the tooth.
|The damaged pulp is removed.
|The root canals are filled and sealed.
Root Canal Surgery
If a routine root canal treatment will not resolve the issue, root canal surgery may be needed.During surgery the tooth root end is examined for fractures, the areas of the tooth root that could not be successfully salvaged are removed and the root is cleaned and cleared of infection that may have prevented healing following regular treatment.
When bacteria (germs) enter your tooth through deep cavities, cracks or flawed fillings, your tooth can become abscessed. An abscessed tooth is a tooth with an infection in the pulp. If pulp becomes infected, it needs to be removed. An abscessed tooth may cause pain and/or swelling. Your dentist may notice the infection from a dental x-ray or from other changes with the tooth. If left untreated, an abscessed tooth can cause serious oral health problems.
|The tooth is prepared for a crown.
Posts are used to help support the crown.
|The crown is cemented into place.
ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT IN BRAMPTON
Prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and the jaws comes under Orthodontics. Orthodontic treatment straightens misaligned and crowded teeth improving various functions like bite alignment, jaw function, muscle tension, as well as appearance. Straightened teeth also allow for easier, more effective cleaning.
It is recommended orthodontic screening take place by the age of seven so that your dentist may evaluate the development of your child’s teeth and mouth to determine what (if any) treatment is recommended to ensure your child’s oral development is as healthy as possible.
Orthodontic treatment can alleviate various issues, such as:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Cross bite
- Large gaps between teeth
Your dentist can assist you to determine which method of the following orthodontic treatments is the best option for you or your child:
Braces serve to straighten teeth, aligning person’s bite, while also working to improve the overall health of your teeth. Braces are used to correct issues such as an overbite, underbite, cross bite, open bite, malocclusions, crooked teeth, and various other flaws pertaining to the teeth or jaw.
Your dentist may also recommend another treatment before, during or after braces are placed on the teeth.
Headgear is implemented in order to guide the growth of the jaw and teeth of a younger individual whose mouth is still growing and therefore more susceptible to conform to healthy alignment.
Headgear, most often worn at night, may be used before braces, in conjunction with braces, or at any time during orthodontic treatment. Your dentist will be able to provide instruction on how to wear headgear and for how long it should be worn each day.
While they are not as stringent as braces, removable appliances can still guide the movement of a tooth or group of teeth. They may be used before braces, in conjunction with braces or implemented on their own to treat a specific orthodontic issue.
After braces have been removed, a retainer will help keep teeth in their proper position. Retainers are sometimes attached to teeth, or they may be removable. Your dentist will advise how long the retainer should be worn each day to ensure maximum effectiveness.
Tooth extraction is often the recommended dental treatment when teeth are crowded, badly out of position or damaged beyond the point of restoration.
Jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) may be required to properly align the upper and lower jaw, in which case your dentist will likely refer you to an oral or maxillofacial surgeon for the procedure.
Before undergoing any orthodontic treatment, it’s a good idea to discuss important post-surgery factors such as:
Optimal success following surgery will be highly dependent on following the advice of your dentist or oral surgeon. As well, it’s not uncommon for minor treatment to be required to correct small changes in tooth position following surgery.
Some discomfort following surgery is normal, particularly in the case of braces. However, don’t shy away from discussing with your dentist or oral surgeon any discomfort experienced during treatment to rule out the possibility of something more serious and receive advice on safely alleviating pain without compromising the effectiveness of the treatment.
Factors such as age, general health, the severity of your dental problem and the type of treatment employed all play factors in the time it will take you to see success. During ongoing treatment, you may have to visit your dentist every four to seven weeks over a period of six months to three years to ensure treatment remains on track.
Daily oral care, such as brushing and flossing, are all the more important for someone undergoing orthodontic treatment, particularly if the treatment is braces.
Your dentist can provide tips on how to brush and floss effectively to avoid food getting stuck in and around the brackets where, if not removed, can potentially lead to the plaque buildup and tooth decay, as well as hinder the orthodontic treatment itself.
It’s also important to refrain from biting hard objects such as ice cubes, nuts or chewing the ends of pencils and pens. You should also avoid consuming chewy foods such as gum or toffee as the sticky nature can loosen brackets or pull them off teeth completely. All factors could contribute to elongating your treatment.
Parents are advised to monitor their child’s teeth and brace cleaning habits to ensure they do a thorough job each time.
omposite resin fillings are used when filling a hole in a tooth left by a cavity. After cleaning all decay from the tooth, the dentist applies a bonding adhesive to the inside of the hole and fills is with thin layers of composite resin, curing each layer so it hardens. Finally the filling it shaped to leave you tooth feeling natural.
Crowns cover (or “cap) a tooth that has been damaged to protect it from further harm and to restore the natural aesthetic appearance of a healthy tooth.
If you have received root canal treatment, have a large filling, or perhaps have teeth that miscoloured, misshapen or misaligned, you may qualify as a candidate for a crown.
In modern dentistry porcelain has become the more popular choiceof material from which to make a crown due to its durability and ability to blend seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth.
If you have a crown it’s important to take meticulous care of your teeth through practicing proper horal hygiene. It’s also a wise idea to refrain from biting down on hard objects or using your teeth to open or cut things.
Dental Implants – Replacing Missing Teeth
Dental implants are tooth root devices that are typically titanium-based, and used to replace missing tooth roots, serving as an anchor to support a replacement tooth.
When a tooth is lost, the bone surrounding that tooth will naturally shrink or be lost completely. As an implant bonds to the bone, the bone is then less likely to shrink.
Dental Implants can also be used to support dentures.
It’s important to remember that dental implants are not as resilient as natural teeth. You be gentle when brushing and flossing and ensure that all sides have been cleaned.
To be a candidate for implant dentistry you must be in good health, have healthy gums and strong jaw bones to support the dental implants.
If you are having an dental implant, your dentist may refer you to a implant dentist. Specialists who place dental implants are also called oral surgeons. Specialists who place crowns, bridges and dentures on dental implants are called prosthodontists.
Dental Implants can help you rediscover your smile. Call Brampton’s Charolais Dentistry for the best in implant dentistry at (905) 456-7700 or email us at email@example.com.
We welcome new patients, walk-ins and dental emergencies for all ages. Our offices are located at following location:
475 Charolais Blvd
Unit 7, Brampton,
ON, L6Y 0M2
2120 Northpark Dr
Unit 19, Brampton
ON, L6S 0C9
315 Royal West Drive,
Unit C, Brampton,
ON, L6X 5K8
The best teeth are your own teeth, and as such your dentist will always take every measure possible to keep your natural teeth healthy and intact. However, under circumstances in which a tooth is damaged beyond the point of repair, or is lost completely, it will need to be replaced.
Should a tooth be lost, it’s important that it be replaced as soon as possible with an artificial tooth in order to avoid contracting infection within the exposed tissue, and to prevent surrounding teeth from drifting out of position which has the potential to cause other problems.
A bridge may replace one or more missing teeth and is held in place by the help of surrounding, healthy teeth. As a bridge is a permanent dental treatment, it cannot be removed after being fixated within the mouth.
There are two types of dentures:
Partial dentures are custom made to replace one or a few missing teeth and are the best option when nearby teeth are not strong enough to sustain a bridge. Partial denture will restore your smile back to its original fullness, and are removable so that they can be cleaned regularly.
Full dentures, often referred to as false teeth, are recommended when an entire set of natural teeth has been lost. In addition to restoring a natural looking smile, the patient will receive the added benefits of renewed mastication (chewing) ability and improved enunciation.
Any form of denture should be cared for as carefully as you would natural teeth:
- Keep dentures clean. Plaque can accumulate on dentures the same as it does on natural teeth. If buildup is not removed it can spread to natural teeth and gums potentially causing cavities and gum disease.
- Remove and brush dentures every night. Use a soft bristled toothbrush to brush dentures and natural teeth. Run the bristles under warm water to soften them further if necessary.
- Soak dentures overnight. Dentures can be soaked in a specialized denture cleanser, in warm water, or in a 50/50 mix of warm water and vinegar. (Note: should your dentures have metal clasps soak them in warm water only). Soaking your dentures loosens any plaque and tartar allowing dentures to be removed more easily. Also remember to brush and rinse dentures before putting them back in.
- Regular dental checkups. Your mouth is constantly changing and as such, your dentures will need to be adjusted from time-to-time to ensure they fit properly. Should you have partial dentures regular visits to the dentist are all the more important to ensure your natural teeth and gums are also receiving the care they require.
Ensuring you oral health is at its best comes down toimplementing preventative measures that will help defend your teeth against potential dental afflictions.
A healthy diet and proper oral hygiene are the most assured methods to keep your mouth and your teeth in hearty shape. Brush at leasttwo times a dayusing fluoride toothpaste, floss daily and always rinse your mouth out using water or mouthwash.
Drinking plenty of water and even chewing sugarless gum are great ways to help keep teeth healthy between brushings as it encourages saliva production. Saliva is one of the main functions of the body that serves to keep the mouth healthy as it neutralizes the formation of plaque by rinsing away leftover food particles and debris. It also helps guard against bad breath.
If necessary, your dentist may prescribe an anti-cavity rinse or apply a special anti-cavity sealant to your teeth to help stave off tooth decay.
One of the biggest causes of tooth decay is the buildup of plaque which creates an environment in which bacteria will erode tooth enamel, cause gum irritation, inflammation or bleeding, and infect the inner workings of the tooth such as the pulp and roots. Plaque can also attack any dental work you have had done, and may lead to costly repairs down the road.
During the decaying process, gums will often pull away from the teeth and infection will develop that eats away at the underlying bone structure and destroy the inner tissues of the tooth. In extreme cases, a tooth can be lost altogether.
Intake of carbonated beverages and foods rich in sugar should limited, including fruit juices which often have high sugar content.
Gum disease, medically referred to as periodontal disease, is an inflammatory gum disease that breaks down the tissue and bone structures that support the teeth and gums. Signs of gum disease can include pain, heightened sensitivity and bleeding.
Bad Breath (Halitosis)
Bas breath, also known as halitosis, is most often caused by decaying particles of food and lingering bacteria that cause odor. When halitosis persists or advances it becomes known as chronic halitosis.
While there are numerous products available to freshen breath temporarily, it is more effective to address the origin of the problem: bacteria and decaying food particles left in the spaces between teeth, on the gums and on the tongue.
Proper oral hygiene, such as brushing at least twice daily , flossing and rinsing are the most effective methods to diminish and eliminate bad breath and reduce the chances of developing plaque and gingivitis. Using an anti-bacterial mouthwash may also be helpful.
Regular dental checkups are also critical.
Other conditions can contribute to bad breath, such as gum disease, eating certain foods, medications or poor health habits such as smoking.Note that in some cases, persistent halitosis may be a sign of a more serious underlying health issue, such as a gastrointestinal, respiratory or sinus ailment.
If you suffer from chronic halitosis, you should confer with a dental professional to potentially rule out more serious causes and get to the heart of the issue.
Brampton Cosmetic Dentist for Kids and Adults
Meet Dr. Simrat, a Cosmetic Dentist in Brampton
Our cosmetic dentists offer a wide range of cosmetic procedures for kids and adults. Our cosmetic dentistry services offer various options to replenish your smile, leaving it beautiful and natural looking.
Procedures performed by our cosmetic dentist include :
Dental Bonding Caledon
The dental bonding process uses composite resin to restore a tooth that has suffered damage such as chip or a fracture, or to improve the overall appearance of your teeth by covering stains, minimizing or eliminating unsightly spaces between teeth or reshaping a misshapen tooth. The composite resin matches the natural hue to the damaged tooth or teeth to blend seamlessly with your smile.
Dental Veneers Springdale
Another option for a patient with chipped, stained, discolored, crooked or misshapen teeth is dental veneers. Thin porcelain or acrylic shells are bonded to teeth creating the appearance of a brand new beautiful smile. They are a great option for someone who may currently struggle to embrace his/her natural smile.
Teeth Whitening Bolton
Teeth can become stained or naturally darken with age over time. We offer a variety of teeth whitening treatments including in-office laser whitening, as well as products to be used at home, all of which will help you safely and effectively brighten your smile.
Our dentists are on-hand to discuss which whitening method would be best suited you.
Surface whitening products are generally whitening toothpastes or chewing gums with unique abrasives incorporated to improve the product’s ability to remove surface stains. While these products are safe for use, their effectiveness is limited to surface stains.
Bleaching products are peroxide-based and capable of altering the actual color of a tooth itself. It should be noted however, that not all tooth discolorations respond as desired to bleaching treatments.
Your dentist can help you determine the cause of your tooth discoloration andrecommendthe method of whitening that will best help you achieve the results you desire.
Note: it is particularly important for patients with fillings, crowns, extremely dark stains on anterior teeth and those who have had root canal treatment to consult with their dentist before proceeding with a whitening treatment to ensure any product used will affect any dental work you have may have had done.
It is also advised that bleaching be done under the care of a certified dental professional to ensure safety and effectiveness.