One Visit Crown Replaced with CEREC Technology
Regular dental check-ups are key in diagnosing problems early. This tooth, for instance, could have needed a root canal and possibly a crown in a year or so if decay was not detected and treated early, and cost of treatment would have been significantly greater. Decay which has not yet progressed to the pulp or nerve of a tooth typically does not cause any pain symptoms. So see your dentist and hygienist regularly!
An acute periodontal abscess typically occurs in patients with untreated chronic periodontitis (gum disease) and in association with moderate-to-deep periodontal pockets. Periodontal abscesses often arise as an acute exacerbation of a preexisting pocket. This case was effectively managed with Laser Therapy. Lasers come in various wavelengths. Dr. Donato Napoletano is trained and certified in utilizing 3 laser wavelengths: Diode, Erbium (Er:YAG) & Neodymium (Nd:YAG). A PerioLase Nd:YAG laser was used in treating this patient’s acute and chronic periodontal condition with a procedure known as LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure).
Core Build-Up & Cerec Porcelain Crown
One of the great things about using Dental Operating Microscopes (with digital cameras attached to them), is that my trigger-happy assistant can snap away while I’m working! Showing patients what I see (before, during and after treatment) is a big plus over trying to explain what I saw and did through words alone.