Root Canal Treatment and Endodontics

Root Canal Re-Treatment

Some teeth may not heal properly after a root canal or develop a new infection, demanding a second root canal. This happens when the first treatment did not completely remove the infection or when the tooth becomes fractured or loose, exposing it to new infection.

A reinfection may leave some individuals with no symptoms, while others may have swelling or pain during chewing. A re-treatment method may be used to repair a tooth that did not heal properly or became infected again after a root canal procedure. This ensures that the tooth is completely free of decay and can function.

Am I a Right Candidate for Root Canal Re-Treatment?

In order to rescue the tooth from extraction, root canal re-treatment is performed. Saving the natural tooth usually results in better results, and many re-treated teeth can last for years, if not the rest of the patient’s life. Patients who refuse to have their teeth retreated may need endodontic surgery or extraction which is a considerably more invasive procedure.

What is the procedure for a Root-Canal Re-treatment?

The damaged tooth is reopened to gain access to the root canal filling during re-treatment. To reach the tooth’s root, it may be necessary to disassemble crowns, supports, and other restorative components. The original procedure’s filling material is removed, and the canals are carefully cleaned. The region will be carefully investigated using magnification and illumination to find any new canals or unusual places.

The tooth is then filled with gutta-percha and the canals are sealed once the canals have been cleansed. The tooth is filled with a temporary filling. This procedure might not require local anesthesia.  A follow-up session will be required for access filling and crown, allowing the tooth function normally and preserving it from infection or decay in the future.

Recovery and Risks of the Re-Treatment

For a few days after root canal re-treatment, patients may experience pain, discomfort, and sensitivity. It is recommended that patients avoid biting and chewing on the affected side. Patients can ease symptoms by taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen or aspirin, as well as gently rinsing their mouths three to four times a day with warm salt water. If the symptoms persist or worsen, ensure to call your dentist immediately.

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Although root canal re-treatment is generally regarded safe, it does come with some risks and consequences. Damage to the tooth and recurrent infections are two of these dangers. Patients can reduce their risk of complications by following pre- and post-procedure recommendations.

Results of Root Canal Re-Treatment

For many people, this technique is effective. A root canal re-treatment can produce long-term outcomes, with the treated tooth operating normally for the rest of the patient’s life. There is always the possibility that the re-treatment technique may fail or that the infection will recur. The success percentage of re-treatment treatments is lower than that of original root canal treatment. If re-treatment does not work, extraction or endodontic  surgery may be required.

Any re-treatment is often painful and time consuming. As a first step, it is recommended that the first root-canal treatment is executed appropriately according to procedure. As a patient who undergoes root-canal treatment, ensure that you follow all precautions as explained by your dentist.

If your dentist recommends a root-canal re-treatment, see if you can learn the reasons for the same. It’s critical to have this conversation with your dentist in order to answer the question: should you undergo a re-treatment? Do you need a second opinion or to see a dentist regarding a bothersome tooth?

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General and Preventive Dentistry

Importance Of Replacing Missing Teeth

Having missing teeth can be a cause of embarrassment and discomfort, especially when it affects the way you look, speak or eat. While many people consider it a cosmetic issue, missing teeth can have significant impacts on your oral health and overall wellbeing. Replacing missing teeth is therefore crucial to maintaining your oral health, bite, and self-esteem.

Here are some of the reasons why you should replace missing teeth:
Restore Your Smile and Confidence

One of the primary reasons why people replace missing teeth is to improve their appearance. Missing teeth can be unsightly, causing people to feel insecure and self-conscious about their smile. Replacing your missing teeth, whether with dental implants, dentures, or bridges, can help restore your natural smile and your confidence, giving you a more youthful, attractive appearance.

Prevent Jawbone Loss

When a tooth is missing, the jawbone below it no longer receives stimulation from that tooth’s roots. This lack of stimulation causes the bone to lose density and resorb, which can weaken your jaw and cause changes in your facial structure over time. Replacing missing teeth through dental implantation, for example, can help stimulate bone growth, preventing bone loss and maintaining your facial structure.

Maintain Proper Bite Alignment

Missing teeth can also disrupt the alignment of your bite, causing adjacent teeth to shift and tilt out of position. This shift can lead to improper bite alignment, creating problems with your jaw joint, as well as increased pressure on remaining teeth that can lead to further damage or decay over time. Replacing missing teeth with bridges, implants, or dentures can help restore proper bite alignment, preventing future damage to your teeth and jaw.

Improve Your Ability to Speak and Eat

Missing teeth can make it difficult to speak and eat, particularly if they are located in the front of your mouth. Replacing missing teeth can help improve speech clarity by providing support for the lips, tongue, and cheeks, as well as improving your ability to chew and eat foods that may have been difficult to consume.

Prevent Further Dental Complications

Untreated missing teeth can lead to other dental complications, such as tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. It can also increase the risk of bite misalignment, TMJ problems, and additional tooth loss. Replacing missing teeth can help prevent these complications from arising, keeping your oral health and smile in top condition.

In conclusion, replacing missing teeth is essential to maintaining good oral health, enhancing your smile, and preventing future complications. If you are missing teeth, talk to your dentist about the best treatment options for you. Book an appointment today so you can restore your natural smile and enjoy a happier, healthier life.

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Pediatric Dentistry

Is Thumb Sucking Harmful For Your Child?

What is Thumb Sucking?

Thumb sucking is the placement of the thumb or finger at various depths into the mouth. This habit is usually not considered abnormal during the first 2 years of life. But if it extends beyond 4 years, then there is some psychological or habitual bearing to it. In both cases, the habit is considered to be harmful for the child.

What causes your child to start thumb sucking?

Babies have natural sucking or rooting reflexes. The mouth is a source of gratification for the infant. An infant associates sucking with pleasurable feelings like hunger, satiety and being held. Hence it is a normal comforting behaviour in young children. It helps self-soothe, feel secure and help them go to sleep. But if this habit persists as the child grows it calls for concern or visit Credence Dental for an expert’s advice.

It can be due to many reasons like inadequate breast-feeding, insecurity of child due to working parents, greater number of siblings, peer pressure, stress, difficulty in social adjustment. It is seen that the younger sibling, the more the frequency of thumb sucking. In the newborn the habit is due to hunger, in the first few weeks of life due to feeding problems, as a tooth during eruption of back teeth and at a later age due to emotional problems.

How will thumb sucking harm the child?

Because of thumb sucking, the child, when he puts his thumb in mouth, along with just placing it inside the mouth he tries to suck on it and applies a tremendous amount of force against his upper teeth. Due to this, his front teeth become flared and get pushed forward, and gaps start forming in between the teeth causing an unesthetic appearance. Also, because of this force, the back teeth get pushed inwards causing problems in bite which causes orthodontic problems at a later stage.

 The effects of thumb sucking mainly depends on three factors – the duration, frequency and intensity with which the habit is performed. A rise in any of these factors is harmful for the teeth. Thumb sucking can also give rise to other oral habits like mouth breathing and tongue Thursting.

When should I intervene?

Before 4 years of age, the child’s level of understanding complicates cooperation with any of the intervention options. Also, the habit does not cause much harmful effects during this age. But try keeping the child busy in doing anything so that he does not engage in the habit. Care should be taken in that enough time is given to breast-feeding to infants to decrease their urge in sucking habits and also bottle fed infants should be held by their mother and enough time should be given to this process.

After 4 years of age, intervention is needed. Use psychological plays and a reward system for the child. Discuss the problem and its effect on the teeth. Keep a daily record of episodes of digit sucking and check on the child’s progress in stopping the habit. A decrease in the number of times the habit is practiced is evidence of progress and indicates that the child will likely discontinue the habit.

Do not get over anxious regarding the habit and punish the child. This can create greater tension and may even intensify the habit. You should disregard the habit and not mention it to the child.

Use positive reinforcement. A timed reward system may also help. For each day the child refrains from the habit for a set period of time, a star is placed on a calendar. In week 1, the child receives some reward or prize predetermined by the parent if the child refrains from thumb sucking for say, 10 minutes. With each day of success during this time period, the child is praised individually and also through positive comments to family friends and relatives.

In successive weeks, increasing the time challenge, the child refrains from sucking.

The prizes are progressively enhanced in value for the child. The goal is to help the child control the urge to suck. If the child continues to successfully control the habit for 3 months, the long-term chances of stopping the habit are good.

When you are at home, try spending ample amount of time with your child, so that he does not have a feeling of insecurity. After 6 years of age, the psychological approach becomes difficult to implement as the habit has become deeply ingrained in the child, as this the child who has tried to stop but cannot get it done. This requires the use of reminder therapy and dental habit-breaking appliances to stop the habit.

Reminder therapy employs the use of some distasteful or bitter tasting agents on the finger, tying of ace-bandage on the elbow, use of long-sleeve night-gown or mittens. There are various intraoral appliances which prevents the child to put his finger entirely into the mouth thereby robbing the pleasure of sucking. 

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