Dental bleaching, also known as tooth whitening, restores whiteness beyond the natural color. There are many methods available: bleaching strips, bleaching pen, bleaching gel, laser bleaching, and natural bleaching. Although teeth seem very hard, the enamel has microscopic pores that discolor over time as we age, from smoking, and from staining substances that we eat and drink. In some cases, enamel discoloration occurs during early tooth formation from antibiotic and fluoride consumption. Bleaching simply removes stains from the teeth.
• An improved smile
• Enhanced appearance which is more accepted in the public eye
• Better oral hygiene
• Increases self esteem
• In cases of long-standing non-vital teeth, cheaper cosmetic enhancement
Root Canal Treatment (RCT)
Root Canal Treatment is the procedure done to preserve infected teeth. This procedure involves removing the damaged or infected pulp, treating any infection and filling the empty canals. Root Canal Treatment procedure can be performed in vital (living) teeth or in non-vital (non-living) teeth. When a patient complains of severe toothache due to decay or when a patient meets with an accident, root canal treatment is advised.
Purpose of the treatment is to remove infection and decay. Root canal treatment is used to resolve pathologic conditions inside a tooth that have affected both its nerve tissue, and probably the tissues that surround the tooth too. It sets the stage so healing can take place. Root Canal Treatment can be completed in a single sitting or multiple visits, depending upon the condition of the tooth, skill of the operator and patient compliance.
How to Make Dental Treatment Inexpensive:
• Don’t wait until there’s an emergency—–locate and utilize dental resources for preventive maintenance and reduce the likelihood of expensive dental procedures later.
• Routine check-ups, so that timely treatment can be done.
• Scaling and root planning in every 6 months saves teeth from bigger problems.
• Get medical/dental insurance.