If you’ve been experiencing tooth infections, decay or jaw pain or any other general dentistry issues, then our highly-qualified dentists can help.
At Windsor Dental, we offer a wide range of general dentistry services which include root canal therapy, jaw pain care and tooth extractions, which can leave your mouth feeling refreshed, restored and healthy. Whether you require a filling, need maxillofacial surgery or have teeth extracted, we promise a safe procedure that will ensure the issue is dealt with expertly and effectively.
ROOT CANAL THERAPY
When a tooth becomes infected due to tooth decay or as a result of an injury, root canal therapy may be required to save the remaining tooth structure. Once the infection starts to spread through the root canal system, it could eventually lead to an abscess, causing a great deal of discomfort. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be removed.
Here at Windsor Dental, our team is trained and experienced in performing root canal therapy to a very high standard. Once the tooth is numbed with a local anaesthetic, we will reduce your discomfort and stop the infection, while restoring your tooth using advanced materials and techniques. The treatment overall should feel no different to having an ordinary filling placed.
After all the infection is removed from the root canal system, it is then cleaned and filled to prevent further infection. The tooth will have a temporary filling until the follow-up appointment, where the tooth is checked to ensure all the infection has cleared. The tooth is then filled permanently and should look and function like a normal tooth.
After all the infection is removed from the root canal system, it is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. The tooth will have a temporary filling until the follow up appointment, when the tooth is checked to ensure all the infection has cleared. The tooth is then filled permanently and should look and function like a normal tooth.
If you experience pain in your jaw or have frequent headaches, you may have a condition known as temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. TMJ disorder can cause some people to clench the jaw and grind their teeth at night. This can lead to facial pain, headaches, discomfort and clicking when biting or chewing, as well as migraines, neck and shoulder pain, and even back pain.
If you recognise any of these symptoms or suffer with these on a daily basis, we recommend that you visit us at Windsor Dental.
In some cases, the treatment includes wearing a hard plastic appliance at night. This also stops your teeth from becoming worn down by grinding and protects them. Depending on the origin and severity of your problem, you may need orthodontic treatment. Other solutions may include replacing missing teeth or adjusting any ill-fitting bridgework that you may have. The important thing to do is see your dentist as soon as possible so your problem does not worsen over time and require more drastic measures to correct.
In cases of severe tooth decay, teeth may need to be extracted to stop the spread of infection and relieve the patient of intense pain. Wisdom teeth may also need to be extracted if they are impacted and pushing on the neighbouring teeth, causing discomfort.
At Windsor Dental our team is skilled in performing tooth extraction procedures with the utmost care and precision. Depending on your particular case and the severity of your problem, you will be given an anaesthetic and offered sedation if you are anxious.
It is important to always get the advice of a dental professional if you are worried about any of your teeth. Never attempt to pull out your own tooth at home as this could makes things worse. At our practice we have the correct equipment and sterile environment in which to perform this type of procedure for the best results and a quick recovery.
In the case of wisdom teeth extractions you may have some swelling after the procedure and discomfort that can be eased with over the counter painkillers.