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Root canal treatment

The interior of your tooth, the root canal system, contains pulp tissue (ex. blood vessels, nerves). When bacteria enters your tooth through cracks, deep cavities or old fillings, it causes your tooth to become infected. In these situations, a root canal treatment  often allows you to keep the tooth rather than having it extracted. This prevents tooth displacement, jaw pain, and the cost of an artificial tooth. Dr. Agharazii performs root canal treatments by:

  • administering a local anesthetic (freezing the area around your tooth to make the procedure virtually pain-free)
  • removing the pulp from the canal by cleaning and enlarging the root canal system
  • filling and sealing the canal
  • sealing the opening of the tooth with a temporary or permanent filling or a crown

Gum diseases

Gum disease affects the attachments between gums and the teeth. Starting with gingivitis (inflammation of the gum), it is often caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar. Slight bleeding, swelling and redness may be noticed. If the infection is not treated, it will reach the attachment between the gum and the tooth and this will break down the bone supporting the tooth.

Regular cleanings as well as proper brushing and flossing at home will help prevent gingivitis and gum disease. Regular examinations will help detect any signs of problems with the gums so that it still at its early stages.

Removable partial denture

This type of prosthesis is essential for all people with missing one or multiple teeth. A removable partial denture is mainly supported by  the gum and clasps on the adjacent healthy teeth. Partial dentures are more stable than full dentures because they rest on naturally healthy teeth.

It is important to replace missing teeth to prevent problems such as :

  • Instability of the remaining teeth;
  • Premature wear of healthy teeth or
  • Poor digestion.

Consequently, you can avoid problems with the jaw joints as well as headaches.

Fixed denture

This type of prosthesis is fixed in your mouth replacing one or multiple missing teeth. Like removable partial denture, the fixed denture plays a preventive role by avoiding possible problems to the remaining healthy teeth.

Since there are several types of fixed dentures, it is best to discuss with Dr. Agharazii so that she can recommend which type is the most appropriate to your situation.

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Crowns

Crowns or “caps” help restore shape, appearance and function to damaged or decayed teeth (ex. teeth that have had a root canal treatment, a large filling, or a broken tooth). They are hollow, artificial teeth that are placed over the tooth also serving to protect the tooth from further damage. Steps to fabrication of a crown are:

  • Administering a local anesthetic (“freezing” the area to make the procedure painless).
  • Filing down the tooth that needs to be restored to make room for the crown.
  • Taking an impression of the filed-down tooth and surrounding teeth in order to create a custom-fitted crown.
  • Placing a temporary crown until the custom-fitted crown is ready.
  • Placing, verifying and cementing the crown on the next visit.

Crowns come in different materials such as metal (gold), composite (natural color), porcelain (most natural color), porcelain fused to metal, zirconium, etc… All offer advantages and disadvantages and depending on your situation we can discuss which option is best for you.

Implants

Dental implants are used to replace missing roots and to hold artificial teeth in place. The implant is an artificial root (inserted into the jawbone) made of titanium. A complete dental examination by Dr. Agharazii will determine if implant is the best option for you. The process of installing an implant will take several visits:

  • The dental implant is inserted into the jawbone by a surgeon.
  • An artificial replacement tooth will be made and fit once the implant is fused to the bone, after a period of 3 to 4 months.

 

Gum graft

Gum grafting, or gingival grafting, is an effective procedure that allows the Dental Surgeon to correct existing tooth receding by adding gum to cover the exposed tooth root. One benefits of this procedure is that it prevents future receding. Here are the most common symptoms to help you recognize gum receding:
 
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • A moving tooth
  • The teeth appear longer and less aesthetic
  • Tooth root exposure

Wisdom teeth extraction

Wisdom teeth are the third molars located completely at the back of the dental arch. Appearing around the age of 18, they can cause substantial pain and can lead to several complications in your oral health. It is recommended that you have them extracted in order to anticipate any complications. Although all patients are different, as well as their healing, here is what to expect following the extraction of your wisdom teeth by Dr. Agharazii :
 
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Nausea and vomiting (due to anaesthesia)
  • Dizziness and fainting spells

Even if these symptoms are considered “normal” it is best to contact your Dentist to find out if your recovery is proceeding normally.