Sometimes traditional Endodontic therapy is not quite enough to save a tooth, and your Endodontist may recommend Endodontic Surgery. Here is a great video from The American Association of Endodontists that describes the process and technology involved with this common surgery.
As we all know, all teeth have roots and each root has tiny pathway inside it called “Root Canal”. Root canal is filled with pulp. And pulp is a collection of nerves,blood vessels and other tissues. pulp supplies energy to the tooth through blood. But sometimes this pulp gets infected. So basically we do RCT (Root Canal Treatment) when pulp gets infected. Causes of infection : Tooth crack, injury to the tooth, may be the result of a deep pocket in the gum around a tooth. And “some times” when you take your oral hygiene for granted (which happen all the time 😛 ) cavity will form on a tooth and later infection reaches pulp through that cavity. Anyway if pulp is infected, the first sign is sensitivity and later pain in a tooth. Infected pulp means bacteria growing inside your tooth. Which can eventually kill a tooth. (Yeah!, you took your oral hygiene for granted and now you don’t deserve a natural tooth). But, there is one last chance for you to save a tooth even after its death by an infection. And that is by getting a Root Canal Treatment. “A ROOT CANAL TREATMENT IS A PROCEDURE TO […]
A root canal has to be performed if the dental nerve (Latin: Pulpa) has died and/or is infected. The objective of a root canal is to completely remove the destroyed tissue (which may also be infected with bacteria in some cases) from the interior of the tooth, so that the infection is prevented from spreading to the bone.
Antibiotics frequently are used by dentists and endodontists as part of routine practice in endodontic therapy. In addition, some endodontic patients are at risk of developing bacterial endocarditis or prosthetic joint infections, and several guidelines have been proposed to prevent these infections during endodontic treatment. The AAE produced several previous position statements and guidelines on the use of antibiotics in conjunction with endodontic treatment. However, these guidelines need to be examined periodically to determine their currency and validity. In this regard, Dr. Linda G. Levin, past president of the AAE, assembled a special committee to examine current usage of antibiotics in endodontics. Specifically, the committee was charged to: 1) develop guidelines for prescribing antibiotics, and 2) review the previous AAE Quick Reference Guide. The committee was to examine the literature, trends and existing guidelines relative to the use of antibiotics in endodontics and provide an update that could guide the specialists on the state of knowledge in this area. This effort was both necessary and timely, given concerns about the overuse of antibiotics in dental practice, and the recent controversies in the guidelines for the antibiotic prophylaxis of patients at risk of serious systemic infections. After an effort that lasted […]
Couple back to back SIP/SAP about 8 months apart. Bottom right shows 6 month recall on the #15 (2.7) approximately 1 year after the 14 was completed (2.6). .
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