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:
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.
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 :
Consequently, you can avoid problems with the jaw joints as well as headaches.
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.
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:
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.
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:
Even if these symptoms are considered “normal” it is best to contact your Dentist to find out if your recovery is proceeding normally.