ROOT CANALS TREATMENT
Before root canals, teeth with diseased nerves have been removed from the mouth. However now most of the diseased tooth can be salvaged. In the majority of cases, the root canal procedure is a simple treatment that involves minimal patient discomfort.
Within the walls of each tooth, a strand of dental pulp – the substance that supplies the tooth with nerves, nutrients, connective tissue and blood vessels – laces downward into the root. If the dental pulp becomes diseased, the pulp dies, cutting off the nutrients and nerve signals which the tooth needs to be healthy. If the diseased pulp is left in the tooth, the tooth will become infected, forcing it to need extraction
The procedures called root canals allow Dr. Rohrer to remove the pulp, clean the canal and seal the tooth, effectively protecting and saving the tooth. Dr. Rohrer will start by creating an opening through the crown of the tooth into the dental pulp chamber. The pulp is then removed, the canal cleaned out, and the pulp chamber is permanently filled. Dr. Rohrer will proceed by putting in a temporary filling. Afterwards, the temporary filling will be replaced with a permanent filling or a crown, depending on the location of the tooth within the mouth.
Call us to learn more about the root canal treatment and whether or not this option is right for you.
Teeth Veneers FAQ
Porcelain veneers are very strong and resilient. You will be able to eat and bite normally. However, just as with your natural tooth, you should always avoid biting on hard foods or ice, for example. You should also avoid harmful practices such as opening packages or bottles with your teeth. Taking care of your veneers will avoid cracks or damages.
Not only are veneers strong, but they are also very durable. They could last 10 to 20 years, depending on your oral care, your bite, and the quality of the work in your mouth, among other factors. Keeping good oral hygiene and steady dental checkups will absolutely help your veneers last longer.
Depending on the amount of veneers you need, anesthesia may be used during the preparation of your teeth. Many patients prefer the usual local anesthesia to feel comfortable during the treatment considering that a thin part of your tooth surface needs to be removed. But your dentist will always take into account your needs and preferences.
For veneers to fit perfectly over your worn or damaged tooth, a very thin layer of tooth enamel must be removed. Because of this, the process is irreversible..
Your dental insurance company may allow coverage of cosmetic procedures if, for example, the procedure is part of a reconstructive surgery. However, most dental plans do not usually provide benefits for cosmetic procedures as they are considered optional aesthetic treatments. But you should always ask what procedures your dental insurance covers.
If you grind your teeth at night, chances are that you will damage your teeth whether you have veneers or not. To avoid damaging or breaking the veneers, your dentist will recommend to wear a protective bite guard to lessen the pressure on your veneers while you sleep.
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