Monday, 25 April 2011

Dental Treatments

There are number of dental treatments available in modern dentistry. Here we will discuss about the treatments one by one.

Root canal Treatment:
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure in which the diseased or damaged pulp (core) of a tooth is removed and the inside areas (the pulp chamber and root canals) are filled and sealed. Once the tooth is sufficiently cleaned out and as sterile as possible, the root canal system is sealed off.

Steps in completing a root canal treatment

  •     Placing a rubber dam around the infected tooth
  •     Gaining access to the nerve area of the tooth
  •     Cleaning the tooth

Dental Implants:
It is done to replace missing teeth. If you are missing one, or more natural teeth due to injury, disease or decay, there is another restorative treatment as an alternative - dental implants surgery. Implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, several teeth or all of one's teeth. While the cost tends to be greater, implants more closely resembles the look and feel of your own teeth. Not everyone can have dental implants, so talk to the dentist to help you assess your individual needs.

Tooth extraction : Extraction of teeth is done under the following circumstances:
  •  A tooth extraction might be indicated if repairing a damaged tooth is not practical
  •  Teeth that are unsuitable candidates for root canal treatment should be extracted
  •  Malpositioned or nonfunctional teeth may need to be extracted
  •  Tooth extractions may be required in preparation for orthodontic treatment (braces)

Procedure for extracting tooth extraction
Using local anesthesia tooth can be extracted easily. Dentists use a special tool called elevator to loosen the tooth to be extracted by widening the space in the bone. Once the tooth is loosened the same can be pulled with forceps.
Dentures: Dentures, or false teeth, are fixed or removable replacements for teeth. Tooth replacement becomes necessary when the tooth and its roots have been irreparably damaged, and the tooth has been lost or must be removed. People are advised dentures for the missing teeth by the dentists for the following reasons:
  • Teeth adjacent to the gap (where the tooth was lost) begin to shift (move) towards the gap and cause functional bite problems.
  • Missing teeth can result in bone loss and shrinkage of your jawbone over time.
  • Missing teeth can cause your facial muscles to sag (due to lack of support) and make you look much older than you are

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