Do you have a dental emergency? Tooth extractions are some of the most common dental emergencies that we get. Patients usually think that if there is pain, swelling, bleeding, or a tooth has been fractured or broken, that it needs to be extracted. This is far from the truth and can only be confirmed with a good set of dental x-rays and the clinical expertise of Dr. Jay Gangwani. We offer Free dental consultations and will do our best to see you the same day. Call us today to book an appointment.
When a tooth has suffered from an extensive amount of damage that can’t be remedied by a simple drill and fill procedure you may need a tooth extraction or a root canal treatment. But what are the differences between these two options, and what can you expect when you undergo each one? We’ve compiled some information below to help you understand what a root canal entails, as well as when a tooth extraction might be necessary.
If Dr. Jay Gangwani checks a tooth and finds that the pulp (the deepest layer of the tooth) is severely damaged or diseased, or perhaps even totally dead, a root canal might be best solution to save your tooth and relieve your tooth pain and or swelling.
Using special instruments, the pulp will be completely removed and the area where the pulp used to be will be cleaned out. Once filled, a crown could also be placed on your tooth in order to give it more strength and to fix its appearance.
When Milton dentist, Dr. Jay Gangwani, determines that there is nothing that can be done to salvage a tooth, he or she might recommend a full extraction of that tooth. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may be affected by advanced gum disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment. It is important to remember that the removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health and quality of life.