Should I Save my Teeth?
Based on what you are saying with no other information available to us I would also beg to differ. In cases of advanced periodontal disease the teeth will never be as strong as they were. I like to save teeth but it really is dependent on what the xrays shows and other factors. I would take a couple of opinions before making a decision.
Can you save teeth with advanced periodontal disease?
In cases of advanced periodontal disease the teeth will never be as strong as they were. I like to save teeth but it really is dependent on what the xrays shows and other factors.
What happens if you don’t treat your tooth?
Trauma to your tooth may also cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
How can I fix a loose tooth without a dentist?
Long as the tooth in question can be treated (ie: tartar, disease etc) a loose tooth should be able to be extracted, tooth, gum and bone treated with antibiotics, gum graft (synthetic) & gum graft & the end result shud be same as dental implant. Grow up dentists & do the right thing.
What happens if dentist cant save tooth?
When a tooth is missing the surrounding teeth will shift and drift into spaces that make it difficult to eat, cause damage to the jaw bone, and potentially damage other teeth. Bone loss, uncommon cavities, and TMJ problems are all associated with tooth loss without replacement.
What teeth can't be saved?
A tooth can be on the brink of death if it is severely injured or decayed. Whenever possible, it is always best to save your natural tooth. However, when a root canal or other restorative dentistry procedure is unable to save your damaged tooth, an extraction may be necessary.
At what point is it too late to save a tooth?
If the deepest layers of the pulp become infected, it may be too late to save the tooth. In addition, if a large portion of the tooth is lost and a crown cannot be placed on what's left, root canal treatment is no longer a viable solution.
Can a dentist save your teeth?
If you have an injured, decayed, or loose tooth, your dentist will do everything possible to save your natural tooth. Unfortunately, it's not always possible, in which case, the tooth will need to be extracted.
Can badly decayed teeth be saved?
Often, a rotten tooth means damage has spread deep within the tooth structure. Certain modalities may help halt the process of tooth destruction and rotting, but once the rotting sets in, it cannot be reversed.
Can rotten teeth be fixed?
Your dentist can replace the rotten tooth with an implant or dental bridge. Or, if you need an entire set of upper or lower teeth, dentures are also an option. Your dentist can discuss the pros and cons of each treatment plan before you move forward but don't wait too long.
How do you know if a tooth can't be saved?
The first indication of when a tooth can be saved is if the tooth in question is infected by bacteria. But doesn't the mouth carry millions of harmless bacteria that don't infect your teeth? The way harmless bacteria work in the mouth is different.
When can a tooth not get a crown?
Since dental crowns are recommended in cases where about ¾ of the tooth is affected by damage or decay, they are designed to fit on minimal remaining tooth structure. Therefore, there needs to be something to cement the crown to and enough tooth to provide internal support.
How long can loose teeth last?
A loose tooth is often caused by stretched periodontal ligaments. These can heal and tighten if the tooth is kept in place, often within a few weeks.
How do I preserve my teeth forever?
The tooth must stay moist at all times, either in your mouth or, if it can't be replaced in the socket, put it in milk, in your mouth next to your cheek, or in an emergency tooth preservation kit (such as Save-a-Tooth®). Don't use regular tap water; root surface cells can't tolerate that for extended periods of time.
Can a tooth be saved after an infection?
Dentists will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. They may be able to save your tooth with a root canal treatment, but in some cases the tooth may need to be pulled. Leaving a tooth abscess untreated can lead to serious, even life-threatening, complications.
How to save a tooth?
Here are some tips for saving your teeth: 1 When given a choice between tooth extraction and root canal treatment, always opt for a root canal. No denture, bridge or implant will look, feel and function as well as a natural tooth. 2 Act immediately when you experience symptoms of swelling or pain. Most endodontists can accommodate emergency cases, even on weekends, ensuring you’ll be seen quickly. 3 If your dentist recommends tooth extraction, ask whether the root canal is an option. 4 If you’re told root canal is not an option, ask why and request a referral to an endodontist or use the AAE's Find an Endodontist search tool to find a practice near you.
What is the best way to save teeth?
Endodontists are specialists in saving teeth. They can evaluate your condition and provide the best treatment plan to help you save your teeth for a lifetime. Here are some tips for saving your teeth: When given a choice between tooth extraction and root canal treatment, always opt for a root canal.
What to do if your dentist recommends a root canal?
If your dentist recommends tooth extraction, ask whether the root canal is an option. If you’re told root canal is not an option, ask why and request a referral to an endodontist or use the AAE's Find an Endodontist search tool to find a practice near you.
Why do you need a root canal?
It’s necessary to have endodontic or root canal treatment when the inside of your tooth (the pulp) becomes inflamed or infected as a result of deep decay, repeated dental procedures, faulty crowns or a crack or chip in the tooth.
What is endodontic treatment?
Endodontic treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for ongoing dental work.
Why don't you get your tooth pulled?
Don't get a tooth pulled because you think its easier or more cost-effective. Missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift, affect your ability to properly chew and ruin your smile.
What is endodontics?
Modern endodontics offers advancements in technologies, procedures and materials, giving you many treatment options to save your natural teeth. It’s important to understand your choices and how they’ll impact both your tooth and your future dental health.
Do dentists want you to be comfortable?
Most dentists want people to be comfortable getting the dental care they need. Lecturing and acting like they don’t care about you is the last thing you need. I can understand your doubts. I’m going to suggest, based on what you have said, that you get a second opinion.
Can antibiotics be used for dental infections?
Unlike normal infections, dental infections will never be solved with antibiotics alone. They actually require a dentist to get in and physically remove the infected tissue. This is done by a root canal treatment. You will find most dentists want to save as many teeth as possible.
Can a dentist see you the same day?
There are dentists who will see you the same day if you have a dental emergency. Do a Google search to see if you can find one or just call some nearby dentists and explain your situation. If no one can see you quickly, one of them will be willing to prescribe you an antibiotic.
Can a tooth be saved if it hurts?
If that is the case, your tooth would not be so far gone it couldn’t be saved. I am not convinced you need the tooth extraction. However, pain usually means a dental infection which is considered a dental emergency. You need to see a dentist soon. Infections spread. Consider how close your jaw is to your brain, heart, and lungs.
Why do we need teeth?
We need them to eat and talk without pain or discomfort and if they are not healthy looking or worse missing, then it affects our self-confidence and how we interact with other people.
What happens if you have missing teeth?
If this happens to you, it is crucial that you don’t just leave the empty spot alone. When you have missing teeth not only does it impact your smile and make you self-conscious, it can cause your teeth to shift around more and lead to more dental issues down the line.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is basically a post made of titanium that substitutes as a tooth root. The dentist will surgically position the implant into the jawbone below the gum line. Once it is secure, he or she can then either mount replacement teeth or a bridge to the implants.
What causes tooth decay?
What is the Root Cause of Tooth Loss? The two main issues that affect your teeth are tooth decay/cavities and gum disease. Cavities are the results of buildup of bacteria and acid in the mouth that cause the tooth to lose its enamel and rot.
What happens if you don't fix your cavities?
If cavities are not fixed right away, it can lead to infection, pain and even tooth loss. Another major cause of tooth loss is periodontal or gum disease. When plaque and bacteria build up on the gums, it cause them to become inflamed and infected which then leads to loose teeth which are at risk to fall out.
Why do you need a crown after a root canal?
You will have to have a crown put on to protect the root from further problems. Extraction is usually necessary when the decay is too pervasive to stop and/or the gums are too infected to offer support and structure to your teeth.
Why do people wear dentures?
If you are missing several or all of your teeth, wearing dentures is essential not only for your appearance but your health as well. Without your teeth, it is very difficult to eat or speak and you may become embarrassed to be around other people.
Can a tooth be as strong as an implant?
In cases of "advanced periodontal disease" with major bone loss, no matter how much modern periodontal treatment you have, the tooth will NEVER be as strong or as stable as an implant, as you think it will.
Can a loose tooth be extracted?
Long as the tooth in question can be treated (ie: tartar, disease etc) a loose tooth should be able to be extracted, tooth, gum and bone treated with antibiotics, gum graft (synthetic) & gum graft & the end result shud be same as dental implant.
Can you use guided tissue regeneration with bone grafting?
Guided tissue regeneration is more advanced and can be used along with bone grafting.This may or may not work and your teeth will never be as strong or the same as a dental implant. Most dentists, especially periodontists, want to help you save your teeth and treat your gums so you will have a healthy mouth.
Do you have to have your teeth extracted if you have periodontitis?
If you have periodontitis, the gums and bones that support the teeth have been seriously damaged and teeth will loosen and fall out or have to be extracted. I do not think any periodontist or dental professional would make a broad statement saying you need to have all of your teeth extracted because of the disease.
What happens if you break a tooth?
If you break a large portion of the tooth off or the fracture is at or near the pulp of the tooth, then you’ll probably need a crown and possibly a root canal. However, if a significant portion of the tooth is lost, say it breaks off at the gumline, there’s nothing for the dentist to build back up.
Can a broken tooth be saved?
A Broken Tooth Can Usually (But Not Always) Be Saved. Broken teeth can usually be saved but it depends on how much of the tooth broke off and how it broke off. For example, if you chip off a corner, your dentist is probably going to be able to fix the tooth with a filling.
Can you rule out dental implants?
Don’t Rule Out Dental Implants. There are three main missing tooth replacements—bridges, dentures, and dental implants, with the latter generally thought of as the best solution. Contrary to popular belief, however, dental implants are affordable.
Can you put a tooth back in socket?
Ideally, you’ll want to place the tooth back in its socket but milk can serve as a rinse aid or be used in transport if you can’t put the tooth back in its socket. If a tooth is broken rather than knocked out, there’s no need for any additional TLC.
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