Endodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the soft tissues inside the teeth. We have practitioners that are extremely talented and provide exceptional results. Our office is hyper-focused on making sure that a patient is in the chair of a provider who will deliver optimal care. If for any reason we fall through, we have a variety of additional options to help patients avoid the "financial setback" of receiving root canal therapy. The endodontic services we offer are listed below. We want to assist you in achieving a more happier, healthier smile
A root canal is one of the most popular endodontic procedures and involves removing infected nerves from the tooth's root. An infection can cause more significant issues, such as bone loss, if it is not addressed. A local anesthetic is used to numb the tooth's surrounding area before the dentist drills down to make an opening during the root canal process. After removing the infected tissue, the canal is cleansed and sealed with a sealant. It is very advised to have a crown to increase the success of the root canal.
While most patients may be afraid of the root canal process, with the right pain medication, patients often feel little to no discomfort during the procedure. Normal post-procedure soreness can be addressed with over-the-counter or prescription medicines. Consult a dentist right away if you're experiencing serious, extended pain.
Teeth extraction, especially of the wisdom teeth, is a common procedure. When trying to erupt through the gums, wisdom teeth can cause issues, and impacted wisdom teeth can cause discomfort, irregular emergence, and partial emergence. Infections of the pericoronitis can result from partially erupted wisdom teeth. Impacted teeth and troublesome wisdom teeth must be extracted in order to solve these issues. Both local and general anesthesia options are available for the surgery. The gum tissue is cut open to show the tooth, which is subsequently loosened and lifted during the extraction. Sometimes, when a tooth is impacted, it cannot be removed whole and must instead be split into pieces for removal. To close the incision site, sutures may be required. Recovery calls for rest, soft foods, avoiding smoking and straws, and pain management. If a patient experiences pain, bleeding, or irritation after the procedure, they should follow-up with the dentist.
Extraction Site Preservation:
The vacant space left behind after a tooth extraction should be taken into consideration for preservation. The jawbone can deteriorate and alter shape if the extraction site is left untreated, which can result in teeth shifting, bite, speech, and chewing issues. It's crucial to establish a strategy for the extraction site before the tooth is removed in order to avoid these problems.
One remedy for this problem is dental implants, but they need a strong jawbone to be installed. Another choice is a dental bridge, which needs to be shaped and put in place before the teeth have a chance to move.
No matter the course of action you take, the extraction site needs to be properly cared for, which calls for a treatment plan and follow-up consultations. Your dentist can advise you on the best course of action and make sure that the extraction site is treated with care. Preserving the extraction site is essential to maintaining optimum oral health and functionality, regardless of whether a dental implant or dental bridge is used.