Root canal treatment is a skilled and time consuming procedure carried out in one or two visits. The aim of the procedure is to remove all the infection from the root canal. Root canal refers to the space at the core of the tooth that holds the nerves and blood vessels that supply the tooth.
Gum disease is described as swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. There are two main forms of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease. Gingivitis is ‘inflammation of the gums'. The gums around the teeth become very red and swollen and often this leads to bleeding gums.
Long-standing gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease. There are a number of types of periodontal diseases and they all affect the tissues supporting the teeth. As the disease gets worse the bone anchoring the teeth in the jaw is lost, making the teeth loose. If this is not treated, the teeth may eventually fall out. In fact, more teeth are lost through periodontal disease than tooth decay.
Most gum diseases are caused by plaque. Plaque is a film of bacteria which forms on the surface of the teeth and gums every day.
Many bacteria in plaque are completely harmless, but there are some that have been proven to be the main cause of gum disease. To prevent gum disease, you need to ensure all plaque is removed from your teeth daily.
Our dentists will be able to gently remove the plaque deposits that you cannot reach over. They will provide comprehensive advice and demonstrate techniques to remove the plaque effectively at home to stabilize any progression in the disease. This will only be achieved through regular practice.
We wholeheartedly promote excellent brushing, a healthy diet and regular dental health checks. We believe that bad childhood experiences can put people off dentists for life! So we make sure that all our children receive excellent care in a relaxed friendly environment.
Monday: 9AM to 9PM
Tuesday: 9AM to 9PM
Wednesday: 9AM to 9PM
Thursday: 9AM to 6PM
Friday: 9AM to 5PM
Sat & Sun: by appointments only
Closed for lunch between 1PM to 2PM
29 Lacey Street,
Phone: 0151 423 5623
Website was last updated on: 30 May 2018
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