Endodontics is not just root canal treatments. When it comes to dental emergencies and saving natural teeth, depending on the patient’s situation, we at Advanced Endodontics offer several endodontic services.
Non-Surgical Root Canal Therapy – When tooth decay has made its way through the enamel and into the interior of the tooth, root canal therapy is often needed. This procedure involves removing the inflamed pulp, disinfecting the tooth, and then sealing it up to prevent further infection. This procedure often brings relief to patients.
Non-Surgical Root Canal Retreatment – In some cases, a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment may not heal properly or become painful or diseased months or years later. When this happens, the re-infected tooth gets a second chance with a root canal retreatment. This procedure is exactly as it sounds, a “re-do” of your previous root canal to repair the issues currently affecting it.
Endodontic Surgery (Apicoectomy) – Rather than tend to infection through the tooth, endodontic surgery refers to approaching it through the gum tissue at the end of the root. The tooth’s root tip, as well as the surrounding tissue, will be removed. This is often referred to as root-end surgery.
Dental Emergencies – Dental emergencies happen when you least expect them. Severe pain, exposed roots, cracked tooth, knocked-out teeth, swelling, bleeding, and more can constitute a dental emergency. At Advanced Endodontics, we are available when you need us the most. In most cases, time is of the essence in order to preserve or save the tooth.
Laser-assisted Endodontics – Lasers are transforming how endodontic treatments are done. Compared to traditional methods, it has proven in most cases to have higher treatment outcome success, reduced chair time and faster post pain recovery.
Internal Resorption – This involves the resorption of the tooth starting in the root canal – and then destroying the entire tooth’s structure. If caught early enough, root canal therapy can help to halt further damage, saving the natural tooth.
External Resorption – External resorption involves resorption that takes place outside the mouth. Teeth grinding, prolonged whitening treatments, extended orthodontic wear, and trauma can lead to external resorption. Appearing as chips or holes on the outside of the tooth, it can impact the roots inside the tooth.
Apexogenesis – When the roots of children’s teeth don’t develop properly, it can lead to complications and a lot of future dental work. With Apexogenesis, we can ensure that the root of the tooth continues to develop and that the apex, or root tip, closes, leaving your child with a healthy smile that can last a lifetime.
Apexification – Usually the consequence of trauma or cavity on a young or immature permanent tooth. Apexification is a method of dental treatment to induce a barrier in a root with incomplete formation or an open apex of a tooth with necrotic pulp. A material known as calcium hydroxide will be placed inside the root canal systems to eliminate infection, stimulate calcification, and achieve an apical barrier seal at the apex of the tooth root. This treatment will normally require several monthly appointments to observe any changes induced at the apex of the tooth concerned.
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