Build-up at the gum line or below can be cleaned with flossing and brushing. However, those with pockets or periodontal disease will need additional cleaning. This additional cleaning is called root planing and scaling. This is cleaning below the gum line and in those pockets where there are bacteria, tartar, and calculus build-up. This specialized endodontics is performed at our Marietta clinic to remove that build-up and clean out those pockets.
This endodontics procedure is performed when the pockets below the gumline reaches 3mm or more. When this build-up is left alone it will fester and start to pull at the gums tissues, causing worse problems over time. When leftover time this can become even worse than gingivitis as it will start to deteriorate the jaw bone. This can also cause infections such as in the blood that could affect your health. Because of this, it is important to have your clothes cleaned on a regular basis to ensure that they are well cared for. This will allow the professionals to inspect your mouth and catch this build-up before it becomes a larger issue.
A root canal treatment is necessary when there is damage done to the tooth’s nerves. While many of us think root canals are painful, they actually are a fairly easy apicoectomy procedure for the patient. Our team of root canal treatment experts in Marietta, including Dr. Wohlers, works with advanced technology to ensure that you are getting the very best dental services possible.
When a tooth’s pulp becomes infected, which is the soft tissue inside the tooth, it will need to be removed. This can be very painful. In fact, it is thought to be more painful than the root canal procedure. Our root canal procedure in Marietta will start by opening up the tooth to the roots, where there the roots will be drilled out. This will leave a void, however, that void will be filled with inert materials. Once the void is filled the tooth will be sealed off with a filling. Sometimes a crown is necessary to protect the tooth as it can, over time, become more brittle. Other times a crown is not necessary. You can speak to Dr. Wohlers in regards to what you will need after a root canal treatment at our clinic in Marietta.