Design Dental · 4500 Washington Ave., Suite 700 Houston, TX 77007 | (713) 869-0334
MELANIE T. BIBB, DDS
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This is an endodontic method of inducing a calcified barrier at the apex of a nonvital tooth with incomplete root formation. Because children’s permanent teeth are still developing, the tip of the root, or apex, is still open and the root canal walls are thin. With apexification, we encourage a calcified barrier to form over the open apex of the immature tooth. By removing unhealthy pulp and placing medication into the root, hard tissue forms near the root tip and acts a barrier for the root canal filling.
A root canal may be needed if the decay has reached the tooth's nerve. Essentially, a root canal involves cleaning out a tooth's infected root, then filling and sealing the canal.
Why a Root Canal?
A cavity that has been left untreated can become larger. Once the cavity reaches the pulp of the tooth, an infection forms at the base of the root canal, causing an abscess. This abscess is generally painful and will need to be removed.
A post and crown is used when there is not enough tooth structure left for retention after your root canal procedure to support a crown, a post will be placed upon the tooth root. Design Dental Group will then make a crown buildup around the post. After that, a crown will be placed on the buildup.
If you live in the Houston area and are suffering from tooth pain, call (713) 869-0334 and set up an appointment to have our office check your teeth and relieve your pain today. Don't suffer needlessly with tooth pain. Let the friendly staff at Design Dental Group help you smile again.
Sometimes the infection persists even after root canal therapy. In these cases, an apicoectomy, or root end resection can be performed to remove diseased tissue.
We accept a wide array of insurances. We submit claims on behalf of our patients so the insurance companies deal directly with our office.
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