Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is a procedure where the nerve of a tooth is removed from the tooth and replaced with filling material called gutta-percha. This procedure is often needed when decay or damage to a tooth is too extensive and has affected the nerve inside the tooth. Root canal therapy is most often followed by a post, build-up, and a crown procedure.
This is an extraction or removal of an affected tooth. Wisdom teeth are often extracted due to gum irritation (pericoronitis), impaction, lack of space, etc and are done mostly by an oral surgeon.
Periodontal therapy consists of multiple different treatments of affected gum either localized or generalized in the mouth. The most common procedure, scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), is often the first treatment of choice in fighting against gum disease. It is done in order to remove tartar and hard calculus build-up with bacteria around and below the gumline. Then further treatment regimen such as perio maintenance therapy is recommended to maintain oral health, or a referral to a periodontal specialist for extensive treatment such as gum surgery is recommended. At Huntington Family Dentistry, we evaluate every patient’s oral health and determine individualized periodontal treatment.
This is a permanent procedure that replaces missing tooth/teeth via implanting a post into the jaw bone and placing a crown on top of the bone-integrated implant post. This procedure requires teamwork between a specialist and the general dentist and requires dedication and time but results are long lasting and satisfying.