Explaining Two Important Dental Procedures

Our teeth can discolor, chip, crack, and even fall out because of many different factors. When we don’t take care of our teeth, it can become easy for them to become damaged. If the stains on the surface of teeth, then it needs teeth whitening to bring that bright, white look back. If the discoloration is because of decay, then it either needs a filling or a root canal.

Explain About Root Canal

A root canal is a dental procedure designed to relieve pain and save a tooth that has become badly damaged. This procedure can help preserve your oral health and prevent the damage caused by tooth decay or infection.

What does a root canal procedure involve?

A root canal is a dental procedure that removes infected pulp from the tooth. This diseased pulp, consisting of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, can be very painful and manifest as a variety of symptoms.

During a root canal procedure, your dentist in Tampa will remove the infected or dead pulp from your tooth and clean the tooth thoroughly. The tooth is then filled with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha, and a crown is placed over the tooth.

Why is a root canal performed?

A root canal is necessary when decay extends to the inner pulp layer of the tooth. The decay can be deep, causing infection and pain. The pulp consists of blood vessels and nerves, so infection or inflammation can be intense.

Is a root canal procedure right for me?

You may need a root canal procedure if your tooth has become infected or decayed. This is typically the result of untreated cavities, broken teeth, or teeth weakened by gum disease. Root canal treatment is also sometimes used after a tooth has a severe injury.

Explain About Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a common cosmetic dentistry treatment used to lighten and brighten the color of a patient’s teeth. Stained teeth can be caused by many different foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea, wine, and berries. Tobacco and tobacco use can also stain teeth.

Benefits of teeth whitening

There are a number of benefits of teeth whitening. It can make your smile brighter, which can boost your confidence. It can also help whiten your stained or discolored teeth.

Types of teeth whitening

In-Office Whitening

Our dentist in Tampa often performs teeth whitening in-office. The process starts with a thorough cleaning of the teeth. The Tampa dentist applies the whitening agent, which can be a gel, strip, or tray. The agent remains on the teeth for a specific amount of time.

At-Home Whitening

At-home whitening kits use trays. The trays are filled with whitening gel. Patients wear the trays as prescribed by the dentist in Tampa. The at-home process may take longer than the in-office process.

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