In most situations, a dentist will try to avoid performing a tooth extraction. However, there are times when dental conditions may require it. This may be due to an existing dental problem or may be caused by another health issue that had a negative impact on the teeth. These are some of the common reasons that a tooth extraction must be performed.
Trauma To The Teeth
If a patient has an accident that causes damage to the teeth, the only option may be to extract the teeth that are affected.
During a root canal, the pulp, which is the soft material in the center of your tooth, and the nerve of your tooth are removed. The procedure is usually needed because of inflammation or infection on the interior of your tooth. After the removal process, the interior of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. In addition, your dentist will apply a dental crown for added protection. Although a dental crown may seem like an added expense, it is actually necessary.
Some individuals get lazy about oral hygiene and don't bother to brush their teeth two or three times per day as recommended. Maybe they figure brushing before bedtime is pointless and that brushing after waking up does the job for the entire 24 hours. Some people confess to not even brushing every day. If you've become lax about brushing your teeth, understand that more serious complications can develop in addition to tooth decay and gum disease.
Irreversible pulpitis refers to damage to the tooth's pulp that can't be fixed, meaning the tooth is essentially dead. Pulpitis can develop due to untreated trauma or infection that impacts the pulp, which is a collection of blood cells and nerve cells inside the root canal. If the problem is caught early, a dentist (such as one from Alliance Family Dental) can reverse the damage and restore your tooth. If the pulp dies, you will have a different treatment route that starts with a tooth extraction and ends with a dental replacement option.
Children with Down syndrome have more problems when it comes to their teeth and dental care due to physical and mental challenges. Below is some information about these problems so you can be prepared for them, and offer your child the best dental care that you can.
Missing and Smaller Malformed Teeth
Your child will likely have smaller teeth, and some of their teeth may never erupt. The roots on the teeth are typically shorter.