Scaling and root planning (also known as a dental deep clean) is needed in order to remove any bacteria, tartar and debris that have collected under the gum line.
A splint or night guard is a removable appliance that is moulded to fit comfortably on the upper or lower arches of your teeth. It is worn at night to help protect any grinding pressure to the teeth. Grinding your teeth may cause pain in the teeth and sensitivity to heat or cold. More serious cases could result in cracked, chipped or loose teeth.
A splint is made by taking an impression of the teeth and making a durable hard plastic that is moulded to fit comfortably onto your teeth while sleeping.
Some of the benefits you will notice with the use of a splint may include;
Dental implants are metal screws that are surgically inserted into the jawbone beneath the gums. They allow your dentist to attach replacement teeth and veneers onto them.
Swelling and infections can be caused by a number of things: abscesses, root canal or even an erupting tooth. An oral examination and x-ray will be required to determine the cause, and antibiotics may be needed to manage the symptoms.
Your dentist can usually perform general treatments for swelling and infections, however, if you require specialised care your dentist may refer you to a specialist Oral Surgeon.