This patient came into Moonlight Beach Dental for a second opinion. That decision ended up saving her a lot of money, time, and her tooth!
Everything happened like this:
Her old dentist gave her a filling. However, the tooth still hurt, so she went back and the dentist redid the filling. Then it hurt more.
She went back again, and the dentist told her she needed a crown and a root canal.
That’s when she came to me and asked for a second opinion. After I heard about her symptoms, it didn’t sound like she needed a root canal.
It turns out there was a huge hole under the new filling, and decay left under the previous filling.
I carefully removed the decay, used our advanced laser in the deepest portions of her tooth, and then used ozone and several medications to sooth the nerve. I then was able to 3D mill a new piece of enamel out of porcelain.
She was thrilled that her tooth didn’t hurt anymore – and that she doesn’t need a root canal!
We saved this patient time, money, and the death of her tooth.
If you need a second opinion, make an appointment.
Tap / Click to enlarge:
1. The tooth as I first saw it.
2. Notice the hole in between the teeth and under the filling. This is the after the first dentist redid the filling and the patient still experienced pain.
3. Here is the deep decay. The laser and ozone were used to remove it.
4. Here is is “after”! Smooth and sealed, only replaced the filling and decay, didn’t drill the tooth down.