Month: August 2018

What To Expect After Root Canal Treatment

August 16, 2018 6:39 am

What are root canal treatments?   Teeth can sometimes become infected where the blood supply gets cut to the tooth. Root canal treatments are  where the inside of the tooth is cleaned free of infection and then filled to prevent further ingress of bacteria and infection. Root canal treatments have been shown to have a 95% chance of lasting 5 years. If a root canal treated tooth becomes re-infected then the tooth may need root treatment again. As a last resort the tooth could need to be taken out and then replaced.   Will My Tooth Hurt After RCT?   Your tooth may feel slightly sensitive for a few days after Root Canal Treatment. Due to the process of cleaning... View Article

Amalgam Silver Filling vs Composite White Fillings

August 13, 2018 6:15 am

 What Are Amalgam Fillings?   Amalgam fillings are made up of a combination of metals, which consist of liquid Mercury and an alloy powder made up of Silver, Copper and Tin. Amalgam fillings are hard-wearing and are Silver in colour. The NHS consider Composite tooth coloured fillings to be cosmetic and are not classed as medically needed, so you will have Amalgam fillings placed in your teeth to restore them.   What Are Composite Fillings?   Composite fillings are made up of a plastic and glass mixture, they are also known as White fillings. Your NHS dentist may offer you a tooth coloured Composite filling if your front teeth need restoring. Composite fillings are less noticeable than Amalgam fillings as... View Article