General dentistry treatments in Berkshire – explore your options
General dentistry is a wide branch of dentistry that deals with diagnosis, prevention and treatment of oral conditions that affect the teeth, the gums and the jaw. At Old Windsor in Berkshire, we offer a variety of dental treatments for the entire family, from root canal treatments to wisdom tooth extractions.
Our dentistry is primarily preventive and we encourage our patients to visit the practice for frequent dental check-ups and cleanings. Patients who suffer from advanced gum disease or decay are our priority and we aim to provide the best care possible in order to eliminate the problem and keep the rest of their teeth healthy for longer.
Root canal treatment
Root canal treatment is an invasive procedure that occurs when the interior of the tooth is infected beyond repair. In this case, your dentist will strive to save the tooth by removing the infected material, cleaning the interior and sealing it with a dental filling. Root canal treatment is performed under local anaesthetic and is relatively painless.
Wisdom teeth extractions
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to appear (though some people simply don’t have them). This can happen anywhere between the ages of 16 to 20. Most of the times, our mouths are not large enough to accommodate them and this can lead to crowding, infection and cavities, since they are hard to reach with a regular toothbrush.
For all these reasons, dentists recommend extracting them before they cause any serious problems. If you are in pain or feel discomfort in that part of your mouth, our dentists will look for swollen gums or signs of infection such as sensitivity and redness. A safe diagnosis can only be confirmed only with dental x-rays, which will also help determine the extent of the damage on the rest of the teeth and the gums. Wisdom teeth extraction is a safe and sterile procedure with very low infection risk. Our experienced dentists will keep you at ease throughout every step of the treatment.
If you have any questions about our general dentistry services, you can contact our friendly dental team and book an appointment.