What Endodontic Services Does Prime Endodontics Offer?
Also known as endodontic therapy, root canals address inflamed or infected tooth pulp, allowing for the preservation and restoration of a tooth to its health and function. The procedure involves the removal of the diseased pulp and cleaning and sealing the area. A general dentist will place a restoration to strengthen and protect the affected tooth and restore its appearance.
In some rare cases, root canal therapy is not successful and requires retreatment. The procedure involves removing any infection and cleaning and shaping the pulp chambers. A microscope and light will help in the search for any additional canals or unusual anatomy that require treatment.
Root end surgery, or apicoectomy, is a procedure designed to save a damaged tooth in which inflammation or infection persists or recurs after root canal therapy, specifically in the bony area around the end of the tooth. It involves removing the apex, or the tip of the tooth's root, as well as any surrounding tissue with damage or infection. Tooth end surgery preserves the function and aesthetics of a natural tooth.
Treatment options for traumatic tooth injuries, including knocked-out, dislodged, or fractured teeth, will depend on the type, location, and severity of the damage. Contact Prime Endodontics immediately for the evaluation and stabilization of the tooth. We will spare no effort to preserve an injured tooth.
The procedure is designed to save injured or infected an immature tooth by encouraging the root to develop, an open apex to close naturally, and the walls of the root canal to thicken as the tooth matures. It involves the use of medication that allows the root to continue development while the pulp heals.
Apexification is a procedure designed to seal off an apex or base of an immature tooth, one with incomplete root formation, or one with eroded roots. It involves removing the diseased pulp tissue and placing medication in the root to stimulate root development and encourage the formation of a hard tissue barrier near the root tip. Closing the apex helps prevent further inflammation and infection and also allows for successful root canal therapy if needed.
Dental emergencies frequently require treatment from an endodontic specialist. Dr. Shakiba and her team have the experience and expertise to provide the needed urgent care for patients suffering from dental trauma, or those experiencing sudden, severe pain due to diseased or damaged teeth. We strive to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible and will perform root canal therapy or other needed procedures to save a tooth in an emergency.
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