Periodontal Treatment in Shavertown
The core of the tooth is one of its most important parts. It has the nerves and vessels that feed the tooth. Periodontal treatment is something we provide here at Back Mountain Dental in Shavertown to treat conditions affecting the core of the tooth. Another common name for the core or heart of the tooth is pulp.
Periodontal treatment is also known as root canal treatment. Most people are more familiar with the term “root canals.” It’s less complicated than it sounds. We’ll make sure you know everything you need before we begin the procedure.
Clinical Picture of Periodontal Disease
The most common complaints people with periodontal disease have are pain and increased sensitivity to hot and cold. You might notice these symptoms for a while and decide to ignore them. If you do, they might fade on their own. People make the false assumption that the problem they had resolved on its own. Unfortunately, it just means that the nerve supplying the tooth is dead.
We’ll examine your teeth after asking you a few questions. A dental x-ray might be required. It can help us see the deep parts of the tooth that aren’t evident by simple examination. If periodontal disease is confirmed, we can begin treatment.
Stages of Treatment
Patients with periodontal disease will need to come to our office for a few visits. During the first visit, we’ll gain access to the root, remove the dead and infected tissue, and then seal everything back again. We might use a disinfectant to irrigate the tooth before closing.
Teeth with periodontal disease usually require crowns after the initial treatment. Crown measurements are taken and sent for manufacturing. When we get them back, you’ll need to come in for another visit so we can cover the affected tooth with a crown. Crowns are great at strengthening and protecting teeth.
Root canal treatments can take some time. We’ll make sure you’re as comfortable as possible during all of your visits. At Back Mountain Dental, we care about providing patients with the best possible interventions while making them comfortable.