A Few of the Most Common Dental Procedures and What to Expect
Unhappy with your smile? Century Dental offers an array of services that can improve your overall oral health. John H. Penny, Jr., DDS & Abdullah M. Allawnha, DDS are some of the best in St. Pete, Pasadena, and other Florida communities. Here are 6 common dental procedures that you should know about.
Regular Check-up and Professional Cleaning
Regular brushing may not always be enough, especially in hard-to-reach areas in the mouth. It is sometimes difficult for your brush to get in-between the small cracks and grooves on your teeth. If not regularly cleaned, these tiny areas will be prone to decay.
Sealants can be used as extra protection. These plastic resins can bond and harden on your tooth’s surface to make it smooth. This makes brushing a lot easier. Without your tooth’s tiny grooves, you are less likely to have plaque.
Sealants are commonly applied to children’s teeth, but adults can also use them. They can last for 3-5 years if intact. You can always have your tooth re-sealed if necessary.
If a bacterial infection has made its way inside your tooth, a root canal procedure may be necessary. If left untreated, this may cause an abscess. There will be pain and swelling and possibly even injury to your jawbones, which is detrimental to your overall health.
This will help control decay and the need for your tooth to be extracted. During the procedure, the dentist will open your tooth, clean out the infected tissue, and fill it with a resin.