Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy is the removal of a tooth's pulp tissue, which is the soft tissue that contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. It lies within the tooth and extends from the crown portion of the tooth to the tip of the root in the bone. When the pulp is diseased or injured and cannot repair itself, it dies. The most common cause of pulp death is a deep cavity or a cracked tooth. Both of these problems can allow bacteria to enter the pulp, causing an infection inside the tooth. Root Canal Therapy may be necessary to save your natural tooth if the pulp tissue is irreversibly damaged by bacteria associated with tooth decay, very deep fillings, tooth fracture or trauma, or periodontal disease. If left untreated, pus builds up at the root tip in the jawbone forming an abscess, which can cause damage to the bone around the teeth. When the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result. Without the necessary root canal treatment, your tooth may have to be removed.
Using the latest technologies including the WaveOne rotary system, Dr. Sayeed is able to proficiently complete root canal treatment in one visit while ensuring maximum comfort to her patients.
Extractions are most commonly performed when decay has destroyed a tooth to the point where it is deemed non-restorable.
Dr. Sayeed ensures thorough anesthesia administration, adequate waiting time-period to allow for a complete numbing affect and a very gentle touch during her extraction procedures, including surgical extractions. She takes great care to ensure minimal trauma to gum tissue and the surrounding bone area to allow for comfortable post extraction healing. Dr. Sayeed also performs bone grafting procedures if and when necessary in order to allow for optimal implant placement and success in the future if her patients so choose.
Teeth lost due to injury, disease, or infection can make speaking and eating difficult.. Dental implants are the most durable way of replacing missing teeth. An implant can successfully replace a single tooth or all of your natural teeth.
The dental implant procedure involves three phases. During the first phase, the titanium implant is placed into your jawbone. This is followed by the second phase, a period of healing, known as osseointegration, that lasts for several months. The third and final phase involves placement of a new crown that is attached to the titanium implant. The new tooth looks and functions just as your natural healthy teeth.
Dr. Sayeed is trained in implant dentistry, and helps her patients throughout the implant process. If you are missing one teeth or several, call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sayeed today.