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A pulpectomy is the complete removal of all pulp tissue from the root canals. This is the first stage of root canal treatment. Root canal treatment normally has 3 stages. These can be performed in the same visit or over multiple visits. 1) Pulpectomy: usually done as part of emergency pain rel...
26 Jun 2019
It depends on what you mean by "last". If you mean how likely it is that the root canal treatment will have a successful long term outcome, then there are studies showing that root canal treatment in teeth with areas of bone loss around the root tips are about 70-80% successful ...
14 May 2019
These are the materials that may be used for an upper premolar crown: Lithium disilicate A type of aesthetic and translucent porcelain that can be made with layers to mimic the appearance of a natural tooth. This material requires the greatest amount of thickness to wi...
14 May 2019
Generally, when a tooth is damaged or diseased, we will examine if it is possible to save the tooth. If it can be saved, a root canal treatment will be recommended. A root canal treatment involves the following: 1) Creating an opening into the affected tooth 2) Removing...
18 May 2019
Persistence of a fistula after root canal treatment indicates that the root canal treatment was unsuccessful at reducing bacterial numbers to the point where the immune system can keep the infection under control. Reasons for for root canal treatment failure include: Trea...
5 Apr 2019
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...
21 Jan 2019
Oral probiotics (this term could mean orally ingested probiotics or probiotics with species "optimised" for the maintenance of oral health and prevention of oral diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease) are NOT used as first-line treatment or for first-line prevention . ...
19 Dec 2018
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
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 of the filling from ...
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 ...
25 Aug 2018
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