Many patients are apprehensive about dental work. At Absolute Dental we do our best to inform you on the procedures involved with standard dental procedures in hopes that this alleviates your anxieties.
Root Canal Treatment
A tooth can become injured in an accident or experience extreme sensitivity due to chips, cracks and everyday wear. It can also become infected through a fracture or deep cavity, further exposing the tooth to the bacteria in our mouth and it is no longer able to repair itself on its own. In some circumstances, an unexplained abscess or infection can develop. If left untreated, the surrounding tissues and bone also become infected and cause further pain. The tooth can ultimately become lost and an extraction recommended.
Root canal treatment is a routine and common procedure. It involves removal of the nerve(s), disinfection and further filling of the canals, placement of a filling and/or a crown. A crown is generally indicated, as a root canal removes the nerve and blood supply, making the tooth itself more brittle and prone to fracture.
Crown and Bridge
A crown can be a great choice for teeth with large fillings, those that are badly decayed or fractured, or those which have been previously treated with a root canal to improve structural integrity and strength and increase overall longevity of the natural dentition – think of it as a helmet for your tooth. A bridge can replace a missing tooth or teeth and restore the neighboring teeth. Both crowns and bridges can change the appearance and function of what is naturally there.
Procedures for crowns and bridges: