Prevention is better than cure – and it holds true. If you are suffering from a dental ache, then advanced dentistry will provide you the dental service and bring back your confident smile.
Root canals are valuable dental procedures used to treat and preserve teeth with badly infected roots. The pulp is the live portion of the tooth that extends into the root and contains nerve endings and tissues. When it becomes infected, patients can experience pain, swelling, and even total tooth loss unless treated. Root canals remove the damaged parts of the tooth and infected root. In some cases, an antibiotic is prescribed to help prevent further infection within the tooth. The organic portion of the tooth that remains may be restored using a cap or crown that provides a natural appearance and normal tooth function.
Many patients associate root canals with pain and discomfort.
But local anesthetics and advancements in modern dentistry have made root canals highly tolerable procedures that are often no less comfortable than getting a standard filling. Upon completion, a restored tooth that has undergone a root canal will blend in with surrounding teeth – virtually undetectable to the average eye. More than 9 out of 10 root canal procedures are successful, and most treatments last many years or even a lifetime.
The dental implant is replacing the missing tooth (or teeth) that cannot be saved by the conventional methods. Implants are screws placed in the jaw bone that provides additional support for crowns or bridges. Over a period of time, the jaw bone grows around the implant which helps to hold it in place. Dental Implant technology is now the state-of-the-art tooth-replacement solution and most patients can get benefit from this process.
Advantages of dental implant
• Dental implants can improve your oral health.
• Increase the comfort level
• Prevent bone loss
• Restore the bite force
• Improve the speech
• Zero chances of cavity
Indications that you may need dental implants
• Difficulty of chewing
• Tooth sensitivity
• Broken tooth
• Infected teeth
If the bacteria has infected the pulp inside the tooth root canal could also be the right treatment for you if you prefer to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible instead of extracting both the healthy and diseased portions of your tooth. For more information about root canals and whether they are right for you, schedule a dental exam and consultation at your earliest convenience.
If you decide to undergo a root canal, the first step in your procedure will involve a local anesthetic. Once your tooth root is numb, the diseased portion of your tooth pulp will be removed and potentially treated for bacterial infection. The tooth will then be sealed and filled before being restored with a crown.
It is normal for teeth to become inflamed after a root canal, potentially causing sensitivity for the first several days following treatment. However, normal brushing and flossing habits can be resumed immediately after treatment and restoration are complete.
However, with proper care and maintenance, a dental implant can last for more than 25 years. Dental implants are designed to be a permanent tooth replacement option.
Performed for more than 50 years, dental implants are considered a safe tooth replacement procedure. For most patients in good health, implants are extremely successful when performed by a suitably qualified professional.
Immediate Load Dental Implants. Also called same-day implants or Teeth in a Day, immediate load dental implants allow placement of a temporary tooth during the same appointment as your dental implant placement.
If you are planning to get a dental implant after a tooth extraction, you will typically need to wait a minimum of 10 weeks after the tooth extraction before dental implants can be placed. This waiting period allows the mouth to heal after the tooth extraction surgery.
Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact. In the long term, implants can be more esthetic and easier to maintain than conventional dentures. The loss of bone that accompanies conventional dentures leads to a recession of the jawbone and a collapsed, unattractive smile.
In today’s world, a wide array of individuals chose implant-supported dentures or full-mouth dental implants. This type of implant-supported dentures can range from $7,000 and $90,000. The average cost falls around $34,000. For example, a single dental implant usually starts off at around $3,000. If you need a tooth extracted before placing the implant, however, then the estimated price can go up to nearly $6,000.
Implant-supported dentures and implant bridges are more expensive. While the initial cost may deter some patients from getting dental implants, this is often the most affordable tooth replacement option in the long term.
Most people who have received dental implants say that there is little discomfort involved in the procedure. Local anesthesia can be used during the procedure, and most patients report that implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction.
No. With Suitable pre-medication and today’s available techniques and gadgetry, RCT is a painless procedure, especially if done by an ENDODONTIST.
No. Cavities within the crown – enamel and dentin – just need a filling. Only if the cavity extends deep into the root RCT is required.
Most patients experience pain when decay involves the nerve tissue needing RCT. However, in a few cases like trauma and wearing of teeth, pain may not be present, but still, RCT may be needed.
No. RCT involves 3 basic steps – Access, Cleaning & Shaping, and Filling. With Advanced Automated Instrumentation, RCT can be completed in 1-2 visits. However, in a few situations like an abscess, etc. RCT may need more visits.
The only alternative for RCT is extraction. Compared to the cost of replacing the extracted natural tooth, RCT is much more economical.
Mostly YES. After RCT, in most situations tooth should be CAPPED in order to avoid fracture and to function normally.
There are NO specific contraindications for RCT. With suitable pre-medication, RCT can be successfully carried out in all conditions safely.
If done properly and restored appropriately, RCT treated teeth usually last as long as natural teeth.
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