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Both root canal treatment and extraction are viable options for a severely decayed tooth. Factors to consider include: 1) Patient age Both root canal treatment and tooth replacement (implants, bridges or dentures) have potential complications. Some complications may be easier to manage than o...
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The cause of your tooth infection must first be understood. Is it due to deep tooth decay? Probiotics will not be able to help where decay has become so deep that it has infected the pulp or nerve in the center of the tooth. In such a situation, root canal treatment would be the...
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Crown lengthening is usually required to increase the amount of tooth structure available for a crown to grip on to firmly. This is usually done when the tooth has a short clinical crown (usually 2nd molars) to begin with, has been extensively damaged by decay or fractured due to ...
11 Dec 2018
Dear Cherlene, Since your tooth was restored with a temporary filling, it is still considered to be fragile. Here are some important after care instructions: 1) Avoid using that tooth as much as possible (especially hard/crunchy food) This is to reduce the possibility o...
19 Nov 2018
The infection happening around the dental implant screw is causing failure in osseointegration (integration between bone and implant screw) and this means the foundation of the Dental Implant is weak. Ossesointegration is one of the most important process in determining the success ...
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When you have found a trusted dentist that you are comfortable with for your orthodontic treatment, he or she will go through a detailed process of diagnosis of your orthodontic issues. The diagnosis is usually derived at after a careful study of your teeth, gums and jaws by ph...
30 Jul 2018
Dear Amanda, the symptoms of a failed root canal treatment (RCT) includes: pain returning to the tooth after RCT has been completed for a period of time swelling of the face or inside the mouth discharge around the treated tooth In your case, if you are experienci...
26 Jul 2018
If you want to leave the existing crown alone and fit the left molar crown to the open bite created by the right molar crown, then you will also have to make the other back teeth touch in order to create a comfortable bite. Having one or only 2 teeth touching when your back t...
18 Jul 2018
Crowns may be removed in one piece but this is rarely the case unless the existing crown does not fit well or if there is significant decay in the tooth structure underneath the crown that has undermined the fit. Most of the time, the method used to remove crowns involves sectioning the crown an...
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