This post shows before and after photos of a failing root canal, and the ceramic implants that the patient has now.
Follow up video on the guy with a dentist that was using materials and techniques from 25 years ago and ended up making things worse.
This patient felt their doctor was struggling too much at getting things right, so he came in for a second opinion.
In this case, the patient had a “pimple” in her gum that was actually a fistula that was filling up with infection from a root canal infection. We removed the tooth, packed it with sticky bone, and the area is now ready for a beautiful new implant.
A lot of times root canals are done poorly. They are often not properly sealed. Foreign bodies get left behind. Infections are removed properly and left to fester and get worse. This video shows you a case with all of that.
This patient’s old dentist put in a crown without proper isolation. Blood & saliva got under it, bacteria festered, & the tooth turned black!
After 3 failed surgeries at other dentists, Dr. Vane was able to place both a successful graft and a dental implant.
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!
What is sticking out of the end of this tooth?
Those are instruments/files used to clean out the inside of the tooth for a traditional root canal. Except the dentist that did this root canal pushed them well beyond the end of the tooth, didn’t tell the patient, and the tooth needed to be extracted.
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?
One of our lovely dental hygienists is giving out Cocofloss valentines today! I love the product, & the idea of a tooth-related valentine.
This cross section of a tooth shows how a root canal performed the old, traditional way can lead to bacterial leakage and failure.
I love Sonicare toothbrushes. The Philips One starts at $25. Anyone can afford to step into the electric toothbrush world!
A lot of our patients are concerned about the environment like I am. Here are some great dental products that fit the bill.
An infection brewed for a long time after this patient got a root canal at another dentist.
The root canal actually looked okay on the x-ray, but look at the picture in the upper right of the tooth after I took it out…
The crowns pictured here were done 5 years ago at an old-fashioned dentist’s office that’s highly insurance-driven.
As a dentist, a beer called The Amalgamator caught my eye. An American IPA by Beachwood Brewing, it has a score of 96 at Beer Advocate.the a
I’m stoked on this gourmet / high-end / designer toothpaste! The salesperson assured me I’d have the cleanest my teeth would ever feel.
A single CBCT scan provided a larger picture of multiple issues this patient has. You don’t have to be a dentist to see some of them here.
This patient had a worn smile & a snaggletooth crown. After just 6 months, we gave her a perfect smile. She looks 15 years younger.
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.
Dr. Vane always tries to make healthy nutrition choices. Here’s some of the food and drinks she has been enjoying lately.
Some patients develop allergies to metal posts in repaired teeth. This can leech out into the tooth. Even worse: It can fracture the teeth!
Is this tooth smiling? No! This is a sad tooth, showing a botched root canal. See how we fixed this.
It’s Toxic Thursday! Check this out: This patient had 2 root canals completed in the past year at another dentist. After each of those, she had constant inflammation in her mouth. Look at the spotting on the roof of the mouth: Tap/Click to embiggen. The x-ray didn’t really show much to help with diagnosis: Tap/Click…
This patient discusses some veneers at another dentist, and the problems they gave him. This is why your dentist should work WITH you on veneers.