Root canals and teeth straightening are dental procedures that involve the surgical drilling of a tooth’s roots to remove tartar and calculus. The surgical drill is embedded in the jawbone, and a small titanium drill bit is used during the procedure. A thin layer of the patient’s tooth’s enamel is removed. The process of root canal therapy removes the plaque and bacteria from the root system of the tooth, making it easier for the tooth to heal. An implant is then installed in the affected tooth; the implant serves as a permanent tooth pin, and the tooth’s roots will continue to function as they were before the procedure. This process prevents the loss or breakage of teeth caused by cavities and restores a patient’s smile. ROOT™ Periodontics & Implant Centers
The process begins with a consultation visit where the dentist will evaluate the condition of the tooth and assess whether it will be an appropriate candidate for root canal therapy. If it will not be an appropriate candidate, the dentist will discuss the patient’s other options including dentures and bridges. Once a patient is approved for root canal treatment, the dentist will perform the initial drill and cleanse. A small titanium post is then inserted into the canal to hold the post. The patient will be sedated while the procedure is performed, and the implant is then installed. The dental drill is removed soon after to allow it to be used again.
Patients who do not have healthy teeth or an ample bite are candidates for root canals and tooth implant procedures. It is important to note that dentures and bridges do not work effectively if the patient has excessive wear on their dentures. Bridges cannot be used if there is significant wear on the supporting brackets. However, these dental procedures do provide improved appearance and comfort for the patient.
As stated above, tooth implant surgery is often an integral part of the root canal procedure. The surgical procedure is done through a small incision in the gum. The patient will experience significant pain and swelling for several days afterwards. There is also some healing time involved before the final post-operative oral care begins.
Before any procedure is performed, a thorough exam by the dentist is required. During this exam, special light and digital x-rays will be performed to see into the mouth to determine whether any damage has occurred. If the patient shows signs of any infection or tooth decay, the dentist will instruct the patient to get antibiotics as soon as possible. Failure to do so will mean increased costs when the patient returns to his or her offices.
Once the dentist determines that a tooth implant will help the patient, he or she will schedule the procedure. The cost of the surgery varies from office to office but is generally a lot less than the cost of the dental braces and other appliances such as crowns, bridges and retainers that are needed in order for the implant to function correctly. Implant dentists are fully trained in the procedures that need to be done in order for the implant to be a success. They will take the time to evaluate your mouth and consult with you to determine if this is a good option for you.
One thing to keep in mind when you are considering ROOT periodontics treatments is that the tooth implant can only do so much good. It may be necessary for the dentist to perform a root canal treatment to completely eliminate the bacteria and other issues that have accumulated in the root canal. This can be done by a root canal specialist, or a surgeon who specializes in performing root canal treatment. Your dentist may also suggest this procedure in order to help your gums heal and to prevent further damage to your mouth.
Root canal treatments are highly effective means of controlling plaque and other types of bacterial buildup that occur in the mouth. The fact that they are so effective makes them an excellent choice for almost any patient, whether you have a cavity, have extensive periodontal disease or are simply trying to prevent future damage. Root canal treatments are also less invasive and don’t require too much recovery time for you or for your dental partner. This can greatly reduce the amount of time you spend in the dental office. This is a major benefit for people who may have difficulties paying for long term dental care or are unable to afford standard types of treatment.