When a large cavity has already damaged the root of your tooth, the pulp in the cavity could become infected and inflamed. Dentists perform a root canal, or endodontic treatment, to remove the infected pulp and replace it with an inert material or crown to protect the tooth.
Many root canal treatments are successful but some may result in complications, such as new infection or pain. Post-treatment complications may be due to the following:
Dr. Pham received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry, Houston in 1998. She is a member of ADA (American Dental Association), Greater Houston Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
There are three main types of dental bridges. Traditional bridges, which are the most common type, are made with crowns on either side. The crowns might cover implants or teeth, and the false tooth is attached to it. A cantilever bridge, meanwhile, is held in place by only one crown or tooth. A Maryland or resin-bonded bridge is held in place by wings that bond to teeth on either side. A less common fourth type is the implant-supported bridge.
Implants like crown and bridges need to make use of the most modern advances precisely because they are permanent implements to the mouth, unlike removable dentures. Developments in the material continually make it safer and more efficient for the wearer.
Maintaining healthy teeth is theoretically an easy thing to do. After all, the guidelines for it are rather straightforward: brush after every meal, floss to get rid of food bits stuck in between teeth, and regularly visit your dentist.