In this case, the patient had previously gotten two old-fashioned root canals at another dentist, one of which had failed and created a nasty infection.
This looks kind of gross. It seems the patient’s previous doctor did a root canal and shoved the rubber filling material into the bone.
Look at the gross growth off of the side of this extracted tooth. It’s comprised of some really terrible bacteria.
Let’s continue with this week’s What the Yuck series! Here’s the story of a poor lady that had extreme pain around her root canal.
This is NOT a zombie prop from The Walking Dead. This extraction was cultured for fungus, and tons of other pathogens!
Here’s a great example of how all the modern technology we use can really heal bone quickly in preparation for placement of a new dental implant.
Sometimes I feel like the Dr. Pimple Popper of dentistry. I have a friend who tells me all the time that I should do a TV show. This past Monday, I removed a big cyst. The patient had some (traditional) root canals and a crown done a few years ago at another dentist. He had…
This tooth came out along with green, granular particles that came out in chunks.
You see it stuck at the apex of the tooth?
I’m excited to be taking out and replacing teeth today, so I wanted to run you through the process for this same-day case.
Sometimes teeth can be dead and/or infested with harmful bacteria – but you’d never know because the infection is below the gums.
Tooth extraction methodology at Moonlight Beach Dental invovles an advanced laser and PRF to accelerate healing.
It sucks to lose a tooth. But sometimes your teeth are failing and you don’t even know it!
During COVID, a bacterial mat grew at the tip of the root (that we can not reach or see with instruments) and grew to a larger infection.
When a tooth is significantly decayed and infected, it needs to be extracted. But what is done with the huge hole where the tooth used to be?
After an extracting these wisdom teeth, PRF (similar to stem cells) from the patient’s own blood was used to help him heal faster.
A fractured tooth required extraction (hence the “bruise”). Less than an hour later, a new “pontic” tooth was bonded in.
This patient wasn’t feeling well. She told me she had previously gotten a root canal at another dentist, but now she wanted a out for health reasons. What we found was pretty surprising.
Let’s play a game: If you don’t happen to be a dentist or physician, I bet you can still see what’s wrong in the x-rays here. All is revealed in this post.
Some patients develop allergies to metal posts in repaired teeth. This can leech out into the tooth. Even worse: It can fracture the teeth!
Until there was pain, the patient didn’t know there was a big infection in a tooth. The previous dentist never said anything about it to the patient
Between the roots on this molar, that’s a sac of pus. Incredible the things that we can find when using 3D imaging / CBCT.
When you’re done staring, let me educate you on one what’s going on here:
See that long dangling bit on one of the roots of this tooth?
That’s a hidden infection coming from an old (failing) root canal.