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The importance of good oral hygiene

Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is an important part of our daily lives and good oral health is essential to our overall health and well being. Despite good maintenance, often we may find that dental issues can present themselves as a result of many factors such as age, genetics, illnesses, medication or accidents and trauma. If you think you may be subject to such factors please contact our specialist dentist in Devon. Untreated oral issues and poor oral health can sometimes progress detrimentally and potentially cause serious general health issues. Our specialist dentist in Devon can help you treat such issues and prevent them from progressing further.

What are Endodontics?

Endodontics is the branch of dentistry concerning the study and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp. These can include pulpits which are inflammation of the pulp that are either reversible or irreversible and can be very painful. Other diseases of the pulp include dental pulp calcification, which is hardening of the pulp tissue, and dental pulp exposure, when damage to the tooth results in the pulp being exposed to bacteria. All these diseases are normally treated by a root canal procedure which can be carried out at our Yealmpton Dental Practice in Devon. Our specialist dentist in Devon focuses on diagnosing the cause of your tooth pain and carrying out root canal treatment, and other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth as necessary, using specialised techniques which are designed to ensure that the treatment is both comfortable and successful.

What are Periodontics?

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry concerning the study and treatment of diseases of the periodontium which are the surrounding, supporting structures of the teeth. These are the gums, jaw bone, the cementum which attaches the tooth to the jaw bone and the periodontal ligament, which holds the tooth in position. Diseases of the periodontium are gingivitis, infection and inflammation of the gums, and periodontitis, which is the inflammation and infection of the other structures. If gingivitis is left untreated it results in periodontitis which can be severely painful and lead to tooth loss. The specialist dentists at our Yealmpton Dental Practice can help prevent, diagnose and treat periodontal disease. Periodontal treatment can include dental cleanings, scaling and root planing, whilst more advanced stages of disease may require surgery. This disease will worsen if left untreated therefore please contact the Practice immediately if you are at all concerned about your gums to prevent worsening of any issues which may be present.

What are Prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry concerning the development and implantation of prosthetic substitution for lost, injured or decayed teeth. Prosthodontics is available for when you require a permanent tooth replacement. Prosthodontics help regain loss of function of the mouth, for example issues with talking or chewing and eating that may have occurred due to tooth loss. It can help maintain and enhance the quality of the remaining natural dentition and also address cosmetic issues as well. Our specialist dentist at Yealmpton Dental Practice will ensure that your treatment meets your individual needs, will prioritise your comfort and ease at all times and help you enjoy optimal oral health which is so important for our overall well being.


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