Procedures at Kochevar
When it comes to cracked teeth there is a wide variety of treatments depending on the type, location, and extent of the crack. The endodontist will fix cracked teeth after identifying the procedure and probable outcome to best protect the tooth. Because a cracked tooth does not heal like a broken bone, placement of a crown gives the tooth the extra protection to guarantee success.
Occasionally after any dental or medical procedure, the tooth may not have healed as it was expected to after the initial treatment and becomes painful. The patient may have the tooth retreated by the endodontist to remove any additional infections, clean and shape the canals, then seal the opening.
Root Canal Treatment:
An endodontist performs a root canal to remove the infection in the tooth that is causing you pain. This treatment cleans and shapes the canals inside the tooth. Then the nerve tissues and pulp are removed as well as part of the root to ensure all of the bacteria is removed. After root canal therapy you will have a permanent filling or crown put on the tooth to make sure bacteria doesn’t leak into the canal.
There are different surgical procedures that can be performed by the endodontist to save your natural tooth. When there is persisting inflammation or infection after a root canal treatment in the bony area around the end of your tooth. This is called apicoectomy and is the most common of the endodontic surgeries.
The most common and majority of traumatic dental injury is chipped teeth. The more severe cases, including knocked-out and dislodged teeth happen less often but require urgent treatment. Immediately after any injury occurs its important to have an examination. From this exam the location, type, and severity of the injury can be used to determine treatment.