Emergency Root Canal and Same Day Crown-Melbourne, FL
The patient presented for an emergency visit due to a broken tooth. During an exam with Dr. Patel, digital x-rays revealed a vertical crack, requiring a root canal. The tooth was excavated and evaluated, while an intraoral camera was used to record diagnostic photos of the treatment process. The canals were cleaned and disinfected with the help of our Biolase laser and then filled with a material called "gutta percha". Dr. Patel placed a temporary filling at the access until the patient returned a week later for her permanent crown. The temporary filling was taken out and once all decay was removed, the remaining tooth structure was insufficient to support a crown. A post was placed and the tooth was built up to provide stability. Using our CEREC computer and milling chamber, Dr. Patel designed a crown that was then cemented the same day.More
Root Canal & Crown
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