Emergency I & D of Infection- Melbourne FL
The patient presented for an emergency appointment to address pain. The tooth previously had a root canal completed, so there should not have been a feeling of pain in the actual tooth. A digital x-ray was taken and showed a PARL (Periapical Radiolucency, a change indicating bacteria and infection at the tip of the tooth root.) A periodontal (gum) and endodontic abscess was diagnosed as well as minimal bone loss. An incision and drainage along with antibiotics were recommended as treatment. Using the Waterlase laser, Dr. Patel accessed the infection, cleaned out the bacteria and diseased tissue below the gum line and around the bone. We continued to monitor the patient at follow up appointments. Another digital x-ray, shown here, was taken 15 months later and bone regeneration was noted. She was able to continue with her routine care in our office.More
Infection Before & After
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