When you have a fractured tooth, finding the right treatment options can be confusing and overwhelming. However, at Cascade Endodontics, we have the experience and expertise to help heal your teeth and save your smile. One essential step in treating a fractured tooth is to measure the damage and decide the best course of action. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the different measuring options available to you and how we can use them to create a customized treatment plan for your unique dental needs.
1. Clinical Exam:
First and foremost, we’ll conduct a comprehensive clinical exam of your tooth to identify the extent of the damage. Our experienced endodontists will examine your tooth’s mobility, check for cracks, and assess underlying tissue to determine the extent of the fracture. This examination helps us to create a customized treatment plan that addresses all the issues associated with a fractured tooth.
For a more in-depth assessment, we also use X-rays to analyze your teeth. X-rays help us determine the damage inside the tooth, such as if the pulp is affected, and if there are any cracks that aren’t visible to the naked eye. We use state-of-the-art digital sensors and a unique, low radiation exposure protocol to ensure patient safety and secure dental treatment.
3. 3D Imaging:
If necessary, we use cutting-edge 3D imaging to visualize the exact position and extent of the fracture. This imaging technology helps us to analyze the effects of the fracture on surrounding tissues, including muscles, bones, and nerves. By assessing 3D images, we can plan better and more precise treatment, leading to better outcomes than traditional 2D x-rays.
A transillumination test is another option for identifying fractures in teeth. It involves shining a light through the tooth from the opposite side to examine for fractures or fractures that aren’t visible to the naked eye. Transillumination is most effective when used in conjunction with other measuring methods, such as x-rays, to determine the exact location and extent of the fracture.
5. Cone Beam CT:
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is the latest cutting-edge technology in dental imaging used to diagnose and treat complex dental problems, including fractured teeth. It produces detailed, three-dimensional images of teeth, bones, and surrounding tissues to identify the exact location and extent of the fracture. CBCT is especially useful for assessing more complex fractures that aren’t visible with traditional x-rays but can cause serious dental problems.
At Cascade Endodontics, we understand that a fracture can cause significant dental pain and discomfort. That’s why we offer the latest measures in dental imaging to create tailored treatment plans for your unique dental needs. Our experienced endodontists use clinical exams, x-rays, 3D imaging, transillumination, and cone beam CT to provide accurate and reliable measurements that allow us to create plans customized to your individual symptoms to ensure you receive the most effective treatment possible. Instead of living with the pain and discomfort of a fractured tooth, schedule a consultation today and let Cascade Endodontics help restore your smile.