If you are an adult and have a loose tooth, your dentist may recommend an extraction and tooth implant, but it is important to understand that having it extracted isn’t your only option. Here at Advanced Endodontics of Westchester, Drs. Justin Kolnick, Kara Diamond, Keith Hope and Bilal Chaudhry and the rest of the staff like to offer patients a number of alternatives whenever possible. Learn how new advances in dental technology can protect your teeth and improve your overall oral health.
One treatment option for a loose tooth in Bedford Hills, NY, is a deep cleaning. One of the leading causes of loose teeth is gum disease, and a deep cleaning might be just the thing needed to clear the bacteria from the pockets inside your gums. There’s a chance your teeth can be anchored back in place through proteins that stimulate tissue growth. After your deep cleaning, be sure you keep your teeth as clean as possible to avoid further mishaps or the need for tooth extraction.
The Use of Lasers
Besides traditional deep cleaning to address loose teeth, laser technology or laser endodontics is also a viable option, which can be used in conjunction with other dental treatments. The way it works is built up plaque and tartar are removed with the laser. And just like with deep cleaning, it’s essential you take proper care of your teeth after the laser treatment to keep gum disease at bay and to improve your overall oral health.
For any medical procedure it is good to have a second opinion. If your dentist recommends an extraction and implant, you may want to seek the opinion of an endodontist. An endodontist is a specialist who can determine if a natural tooth can be restored. Most specialists recommend, if possible, maintaining your natural teeth. Root canal treatment involves removing the tooth’s interior inflamed pulp, cleaning, filling and sealing the tooth. This can be completed in a single visit and with today’s technology, is virtually pain-free. Dental implants, however, may involve multiple surgeries to remove the tooth then insert metal posts into the jaw bone to which the implant will be attached. This may involve several visits to the specialist(s) to complete.
To explore more of your options for treating loose teeth, contact the expert staff at Advanced Endodontics of Westchester proudly serving all of Westchester County, NY, has offices conveniently located in Mt. Kisco, NY and White Plains, NY.
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