Limited ExamYour teeth don’t always operate on a set schedule and if you are traveling, on-the-go or just don’t have an established dentist you see regularly, you can find yourself in a sticky situation when a problem arises. Good news! We are here for you! Call our office and we will do our very best to be sure you are seen that day by Dr. Moos. Most limited exams will consist of a problem focused oral exam, necessary x-rays and a treatment plan to get you to a place of ease and comfort. If you are in pain, it can't wait. Call us today!
Bone GraftingIf you plan to restore an area in your mouth with a dental implant, once the tooth has been removed, Dr. Moos highly recommends that the area be bone grafted to ensure proper healing and a stable site for implant placement. In fact, it is estimated that half of implant placement procedures require bone grafts. This is a very simple process taking just a few minutes to accomplish once the tooth has been removed. The socket is cleaned and small allograft particles are packed into the socket. A small bandage is sutured over the top of the bone particles to hold them in place as healing occurs.
Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal TherapyRoot Canal therapy is a procedure done to treat a tooth with an inflamed or infected pulp. A tooth can experience an inflamed or infected pulp from deep decay, fracture, faulty restorations or trauma. In order to save the tooth and promote health in the area, a root canal is performed to remove the pulp. This is done by accessing the pulp chamber in the center of the tooth and using small instruments to extract the pulp. The tooth is then internally shaped and cleaned to disinfect any remaining tissue, bacteria or infection present. The tooth is sealed by filling the empty chamber with a rubber-like material. Once completed, a dental crown or permanent filling is placed over the access point to ensure proper protection of the tooth structure. This is a highly successful procedure for restoring a tooth that is experiencing a troubled nerve or current infection. Dr. Moos performs most root canals on anterior (front) teeth to first molars. Posterior (back) molar root canals are referred out to a specialist called an Endodontist.
Tooth ExtractionSometimes the best treatment for a tooth and your body as a whole is to have it removed. The overall goal is to always try to keep the teeth you have, but a poor prognosis can make an extraction the best possible outcome. It's not easy to part with your teeth, but Dr. Moos will explain the extraction process in detail and the restorative options for the area moving forward.