Understanding The Importance of Sedation Dentistry
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Understanding The Importance of Sedation Dentistry

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Understanding The Importance of Sedation Dentistry

Possible Procedures Required Before Dental Reconstruction Is Completed

Franklin Steward

If you have a number of serious dental issues and you are looking for an aesthetic and mechanical change in your teeth, then you may want to speak with your dentist about a full mouth reconstruction. Reconstruction is a series of tasks and procedures that are completed to rebuild the teeth and gums so they look and function properly. While some people may be able to jump right to the placement of dental implants and crowns, most people will need a few procedures beforehand. Keep reading to learn about a few of them.

Gum Repositioning

Gum recession greatly affects your teeth. Not only are the teeth more susceptible to cavities and other issues, but the jaw may be exposed to acidic compounds that cause the bone to deteriorate. To avoid these issues, the gums must be thickened or repositioned to make sure that the teeth and jaw are protected. Also, a full gum line is more aesthetically pleasing.

There are a few different techniques that can be used to rebuild the gum line. A gum graft may be necessary, but your dentist may decide to complete a less invasive procedure like a pinhole technique. This technique involves the placement of small holes or openings in the gum tissues along the gum line. The openings are filled with a collagen material to encourage the new growth of tissue and the present gums are pulled down a bit to cover the teeth as much as possible. In this way, the gums are repositioned instead of surgically replanted.

Your dentist may also choose to clean out gum pockets and place collagen in the pockets to help close them and encourage growth in this area as well. 

Root Canal

Some individuals need reconstruction due to the chipping and cracking of the teeth. When the cracks occur, the internal tissues may be damaged in the process. This can result in infections and the general degradation of the pulp within the tooth. You may not feel discomfort right away when this happens; however, the tooth may be susceptible to fluid buildup and bacterial infections at a later date. Since root canals cannot be completed with implants and crowns in place, it is better to complete the treatment before the expensive reconstruction is completed.

Your dentist will x-ray the teeth to see where tissue damage and dead teeth are located. One or several root canals can then be scheduled and completed.

If you want to know more about reconstruction practices and the way that a dentist can enhance the appearance of your mouth, then speak with your dental professional.