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What kinds of dental treatments exist at Buttercup 7 Day Dental?
By Hannah Kemp 10th Jul 2020
Are you wanting to learn more about what kind of treatments exist at Buttercup 7 Day Dental, our Glasgow dentist in the West End? Read on!
Tooth decay is a very common condition in Western societies, especially amongst people who eat a diet containing lots of sugar. Tooth decay is a result of bacterial overgrowth in the oral cavity due to the sugary environment being a perfect niche for these organisms. Bacteria produce organic acids as a metabolic byproduct. If they reproduce in overly large numbers, the amount of acid they produce will proportionally increase, which can contribute to tooth decay by dissolving the tooth’s mineral content. At an early stage – which is characterised by a bright white patch on the surface of the tooth – tooth decay is reversible. You should look out for this sign, and change your oral hygiene and dietary habits to healthier ones. However if it has progressed over this stage, it can result in holes in the tooth. This is still treatable, primarily by fillings, which you can get from our Glasgow dentist West End. If the tooth decay progresses into the innermost layer of the tooth called the pulp tissue, it might result in tooth loss.
Dental implants are an innovative way of treating tooth loss, which can occur both due to tooth decay and to gum disease, but the underlying cause of both of these conditions is bacterial overgrowth and dental plaque as a result of poor oral hygiene and a diet high in sugar. You should try and prevent tooth loss from happening by regularly brushing your teeth, using dental floss and bactericidal mouthwashes. However, if it has already happened try and seek treatment as soon as possible, as the longer time the jawbone and the surrounding tissues spend without a tooth or an implant, the more the tissues will disintegrate, which can reduce the likelihood of successful future implantation. Dental implants are made out of titanium, which integrates into the jawbone as if it were natural tissue. This makes them a very long lasting and durable treatment solution for tooth loss. If you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth, you should contact our Glasgow dentist West End to book a consultation session and get dental implants.
Braces and aligners
Orthodontics is an area of dentistry that treats misaligned teeth and jaws. Tooth misalignment is a condition affecting people of all ages. Orthodontic conditions can range in severity from mild aesthetic issues to severe, debilitating conditions. It is best to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent a milder condition turning into something more serious, which can be potentially more expensive to treat later as well. Invisible aligners, such as Invisalign are innovative orthodontic treatments, which minimise the visibility of the treatment. They are made out of a clear and transparent plastic material and fit on the dental arches perfectly, therefore they are only slightly visible. However, they are only capable of treating milder conditions, therefore if you have a more serious issue it is usually treated with more traditional braces. There are not only metal braces, but invisible braces as well made out of either transparent or tooth coloured materials, which can make them far less visible than their metal counterparts. You can get a variety of orthodontic treatments from our Glasgow dentist West End.