Traumatic dental injuries often occur in accidents or sports-related injuries. Chipped teeth account for the majority of all dental injuries. However, dislodged teeth knocked out teeth and root fractures are all considered traumatic injuries. No matter your dental injury, you should see a dentist or endodontist immediately. Endodontists specialize in oral trauma and are often able to save injured teeth.Read more about Oral Trauma
Underneath the exterior of a tooth is a pocket filled with nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. This is known as the “pulp” of the tooth. When a tooth has a bad cavity, the pulp of the tooth is exposed. This can be very painful because the sensitive nerves and tissue are vulnerable. If your child is complaining of a toothache, it might be because he or she has a large cavity. In this case, we’ll do a pulpotomy to remove the damaged pulp. A pulpotomy is a fairly common procedure for decayed baby molars.
During a pulpotomy, we first remove damaged tissue, sterilize the area, then replace the pulp with a medicated filling. Sometimes, it is then necessary to place a crown to restore the structure and appearance of the tooth. A pulpotomy is usually very successful in saving a badly decayed baby molar.
Cavities that affect the pulp of the tooth can be quite painful. If your child is experiencing severe tooth pain, he or she may need a pulpotomy. Call Fairview Dental Care at 573-445-5811 to schedule an appointment.
Root Canal Therapy
According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canal therapy is the most feared dental procedure.
That’s not surprising: in our society, root canals have been characterized as being excruciating and unbearable. Despite this stigma, root canal therapy is actually a pain-free, quick and relatively comfortable procedure. In fact, it relieves your pain and can prevent more complicated oral issues down the road. Here at Fairview Dental Care, we can put your fears at ease.Read more about Root Canal Therapy