At Forsyth Dental Partners, we offer several general dentistry solutions that focus on solving your overall oral health care needs.
In cases of tooth decay, Cumming GA dentist, Dr. Brian Carpenter will first remove decayed material to prevent progression, then fill the tooth with a tooth-colored filling, to restore function to the tooth. Fillings can also be used to restore teeth that are cracked or worn from grinding or nail biting.
Tooth extractions are a last resort when we are unable to repair the tooth with a filling, crown or other treatment. Reasons for tooth extraction can also include:
- A baby tooth that won’t fall out naturally
- Cases where the jaw is too small to accommodate all teeth
- A tooth is in the way of radiation therapy
Root canal therapy
When tooth pulp becomes damaged or infected as a result of trauma, an endodontic treatment known as root canal therapy is used to remove the damaged pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels. The tooth then is filled and sealed and an antibiotic is prescribed to thwart infection. Dr. Carpenter uses a surgical microscope with every root canal treatment to avoid problems such as missed canals and root fractures that go undiagnosed.
Wisdom tooth removal
Most patients will have their wisdom teeth removed in their teens or early 20’s, as they are prone to complications such as impaction, decay and cysts. X-ray technology is used to diagnose the need for wisdom teeth removal.