Do you have a tooth that becomes painful when you eat something hot or cold? Are the gums that surround the tooth red and inflamed? If so, you may have an infected tooth that needs to be treated by root canal therapy. At our dental practice, Michael J Weiss & Associates, our dentists are able to perform expert root canals that have the goal of saving the life of the tooth. At our practice we also perform Queens teeth extractions for teeth that simply cannot be saved.
At our dental practice our two expert dentists are Dr. Michael Weiss and Dr. Beth B. Messenger. It is the goal of our dental practice to always try our hardest to save every tooth. We believe it is never better to extract a tooth if the patient is healthy enough to withstand the tooth infection, and if there is a chance that the tooth can be saved. However, sometimes a root canal procedure is not able to save the tooth. If this is the case we can extract the tooth and replace it with a dental implant. Sometimes if patients have certain diseases that cause their immune system to be suppressed in may not be wise to keep the infected tooth in the mouth. There are many reasons why teeth may need to be extracted including wisdom teeth that are becoming painful, or teeth that need to be extracted for orthodontic treatment. At our dental practice we are able to perform simple and surgical Queens teeth extractions. We use local anesthesia and nitrous oxide during these procedures. We also have the option of offering dental implants for patients who have missing teeth. Dental implants are a very popular solution for missing teeth because they look, feel, and function just like permanent teeth.
However, in most infected teeth situations we will perform a root canal treatment if it is right for the patient. Root canal treatments are successful in over 90% of cases. During a root canal treatment our dentist gains access to the center of the tooth. The infection and damaged pulp are removed. Then the tooth is sealed. Once it is determined that the root canal procedure has been effective, a permanent crown is created and placed over the tooth which has been saved. This will serve to strengthen the tooth. It is wonderful when we can save infected teeth. This is our goal at our dental practice. Should you need a root canal treatment or Queens teeth extractions we will be able to provide you with the expert care and service that you need. For an appointment to see one of our top-notch dentists contact us today.