An early examination allows noticing these problems and a better planning of the appropriate treatment. The early treatment often reduces the effort of the later alignment of permanent teeth and set up the chance to treat dental crowding without extractions of permanent teeth.
We will examine your tooth and take an x-ray of the tooth in question, under local anesthetic, the small protective sheet called a “dental dam”, is placed over the area to isolate the tooth and keep it clean and free of saliva during the procedure.
An opening in the crown of the tooth will be made and very small instruments will be used to clean the pulp from the pulp chamber to the root canals and to shape the space for the filling. After the space is cleaned and shaped, the dentist fills the root canals with a biocompatible material, usually a rubber-like material called “gutta-percha”. The gutta-percha is placed with an adhesive cement to ensure complete sealing of the root canals. In most cases, a temporary filling is placed to close the opening. The temporary filling is removed before the tooth is restored. Once the root canal is completed, the patient will need to return to the clinic to have a crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore it completely. If the tooth lacks sufficient structure to hold the restoration in place, we may place a post inside the tooth before fixing a crown or any other type of restoration. In cases there is a doubt with the diagnosis, a CT scan of the tooth can show the exact 3D anatomy of the complex root structure and in combination with a surgical microscope proper treatment results can be achieved.
Automatic Rotary Endodontics
At the Dental Aesthetic Center we use the new rotary systems to perform root canal treatment. Rotary shaping uses highly flexible Ni-Ti files that are automatically driven. This new technique is rapidly replacing the conventional hand files and vastly enhances the shaping ability of the canal, provides faster treatment with less mishaps.
As we always aim at providing the best environment, with the presence of the rotary systems at the DAC, you can now do root canal treatment swiftly, with minimal pain and greatest quality.