If you are a new patient, the first thing we will do is sit down and talk. We want to get to know you and find out about your goals and concerns. Then, we will take x-rays and conduct a comprehensive exam. This will give us a clear picture of your current dental condition and help us create a treatment plan to help you meet your goals.
According to the American Association of Endodontics, root canals are one of the most common dental procedures performed. More than 15 million are performed annually. Dr. Tyagi uses a root canal to save a tooth that has been severely damaged due to decay, trauma, gum infection, cracks/fractures, and deep cavities.
During a root canal, we will remove any tooth pulp that is inflamed and/or infected. This will reduce the risk of the problem escalating, creating a need for tooth extraction.
When you have a tooth that has been damaged, the first step is to try to save the tooth if possible. However, in some cases, dental crowns or fillings are not enough. In this case, we will perform a tooth extraction.
Tooth extraction is the process of removing a tooth from the jaw. There are two types of extractions: simple and surgical. A simple extraction involves pulling the tooth, while surgical extraction requires the patient to be sedated and the tooth to be cut out.
Dental deep cleaning is required when tartar buildup has led to infection in the gums, causing the gums to pull away from the teeth. This can ultimately lead to bone loss and tooth loss. This procedure is also known as scaling and root planing- and focuses on the outer surface of tooth roots and below the gum line
The key to your oral health is your oral hygiene habits. Dr. Tyagi and the team will work with you to help you build healthy oral hygiene habits, including brushing twice daily and flossing before bed. If you have dental restorations or orthodontic appliances, he will explain the best way to care for them.
Dr. Tyagi offers both surgical and non-surgical gum disease treatment options. The appropriate one for you depends on several factors:
● The stage of the disease
● Your response to previous treatments
● Your overall health
Non-surgical options include professional dental cleaning and scaling/root planing.
Surgical options include gum flap surgery, bone grafts, soft tissue grafts, guided tissue regeneration, and bone surgery.
Dr. Tyagi attended the University of California San Francisco. He graduated in 2012 with his degree in dentistry. He spent 7 years as a general dentist in a private practice in Dallas. After that, he completed a 3-year program in Prosthodontics at Rutgers in New Jersey. This means he has the knowledge and expertise to perform smile make overs, full mouth rehabs, dental implants, and more.
Dr. Tyagi and the team at Luminescence Dentistry understand that you have questions when it comes to dental treatment. Some of the most common questions our patients ask include:
Research shows that 80% of dentists practice general dentistry, while 20% are specialists.
General dentistry focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of common dental issues. Dr. Tyagi has the knowledge and expertise to do root canals, extractions, cleanings, and more. He will work with you to help you understand the best way to care for your teeth because your oral hygiene is the key to your oral health.
You will be given local anesthesia to numb the area before we get started. If you have dental anxiety, we will be happy to provide you with sedation. You will need to let us know of your sedation needs during your consultation.
Local anesthesia is also used for extractions. You may feel some pressure, but you should not feel any pain during the procedure. However, if you need it, we will provide you with sedation.
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