In extreme cases of tooth decay, the infection or damage reaches up to the nerve and pulp of the tooth. To save the affected teeth and prevent extraction, our dentists recommend a root canal procedure.
This dental procedure involves removing the infected nerve and pulp of the affected teeth, and therefore the patient may require multiple appointments. Following the removal, the dentist meticulously cleans and seals the inside of the tooth to prevent further damage. Administering anesthesia is not necessary as the nerve is already dead. However, some dentists still use local anesthesia to induce patients into a relaxed state.
POST PROCEDURE CARE
As the procedure requires the drilling of a substantial hole into the teeth to give dentists access to the affected nerve and pulp, capping the tooth with a crown or onlay is usually recommended. This method is preferred over traditional restorations and fillings, as dental crowns are stronger and provide better protection for the affected teeth.
Undergoing a tooth extraction procedure is somewhat inevitable. All individuals will eventually need to have teeth removed to improve the condition of their oral and dental health. Just Aesthetics Clinic understand the complexity and sensitivity of such a procedure, and our experienced dentists conduct tooth removal with the utmost care, precision, and concern for the patient’s well-being.
Removing permanent wisdom teeth is necessitated when a tooth is badly damaged or decayed, making it impossible to salvage. In cases like these, the affected tooth usually causes severe pain and removing it is the only way to alleviate a patient’s discomfort. Humans are expected to form 32 teeth, but the human mouth cannot always accommodate these teeth. In most cases, wisdom teeth – the last teeth to appear – tend to grow at an awkward angle and thus damage the adjacent teeth. To improve alignment and minimise damage, wisdom tooth extraction is routinely performed. Infection and periodontitis are also common reasons for a dentist to prescribe extraction.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE PROCEDURE
A dental check-up is performed to help our dentists determine the severity of a patient’s condition and decide if removing the affected tooth is the only way. As much as possible, we try to save our patient’s permanent teeth. However, if removal is the best option, our dentists might need to have a dental X-ray done to give them a better picture of the patient’s dental structure. This enables them to form a concrete and accurate plan to remove the affected tooth as smoothly and painlessly possible. The severity of the case will also indicate the type and level of anesthesia a dentist will use. Local anesthesia is commonly preferred for simple extractions, while general anesthetic may be used if more teeth are involved.