Irrigation and Antibiotic Treatment in New York
In iSmile Dental, along with the traditional method of irrigation using a syringe and an endodontic needle, very effective ultrasonic and sound irrigation methods are used. Where the frequency and amplitude of the signal oscillations vary. Also, doctors can use a hydrodynamic irrigation system to clean the root canals.
The use of antibiotics
With bacterial infections of the teeth and oral cavity, sometimes it is necessary to resort to the help of antibiotics. The main rule with such therapy is not to prescribe antibiotics on your own! Doctors of iSmile Dental will do this only after the diagnosis. Antibiotics for flux or inflammation of the tooth's root can differ depending on several factors.
In cases where a filled tooth hurts, there is a high probability that the cause is bacteria. If such pain occurs, it means that bacteria have entered the cracks or cavities of the tooth. Microorganisms multiply, infect the gums and lead to the accumulation of pus, which leads to pain. The above pathology is nothing more than a flux. The doctor selects an antibiotic for flux after the diagnosis. After all, it is necessary to establish the type of pathogenic bacterium so that the antibiotic with flux works for sure.
Antibiotics in dental practice are also used after surgery to avoid bacterial contamination. Advanced variants of periodontal pathologies are sometimes complicated by purulent periostitis (flux), which also justifies the use of antibiotics. In some cases, antibiotics are also prescribed for prophylactic purposes - when there is a possibility of joining a bacterial infection.
The minimum course of antibiotics is five days. At the same time, an individual course of therapy is established for each patient, depending on some factors.
Taking antibiotics can not be combined with alcohol. After taking medications, refrain from drinking juices and milk for at least 3 hours. Some types of antibiotics should be taken on an empty stomach and not combined with other medications. Carefully read the instructions for the drugs and consult your doctor regarding the regimen of taking medicine.
From antibiotics, as well as other drugs, there are adverse reactions. Doctors of iSmile Dental will provide the patient with complete information about possible negative reactions of the body to taking an antibiotic.
Antibiotics are also used in pediatric practice, but the doctor selects these drugs with great care for young patients. Not only the child's age and weight are taken into account, but also the range of possible side effects.
Root canal irrigation
To date, endodontic science has extensive information about the structure of the root canal system. It is known that the internal morphology of the tooth is highly complex and diverse. It is impossible to qualitatively clean the root canal system only at the expense of conventional dental instruments.
Root canal system irrigation is an effective root canal cleaning and endodontic treatment method. Cleaning the root canal system from pulp residues, microorganisms, and toxins is a crucial point of treatment, without which it is impossible to hope for a successful result. In this regard, the doctors of iSmile Dental consider cleaning the root canal system as the most important stage of endodontic treatment.
Irrigation has two essential goals - cleaning the root canal system by chemically dissolving organic and inorganic residues and mechanically leaching them with a stream of liquid; disinfection of the root canal system.
Such a process as irrigation of root canals and gums in dentistry or washing under pressure is necessary for treating pulpitis, periodontal disease, and mucous membrane inflammation.
The most effective is the alternate irrigation of the root canal with sodium hypochlorite and hydrogen peroxide, iodine-based preparations. Substances of this group destroy bacteria and fungi and stimulate the restoration of periodontal tissues.
The source of pain is inflamed neurovascular tissue. Therefore, it is removed, and the ducts are disinfected to prevent a repeat process. In the course of endodontic treatment, powerful anesthesia is used today. Thanks to her, the process is absolutely painless.
Cleaning the dental canals without anesthesia is almost impossible, as the patient will feel severe discomfort and pain. Therefore, the doctor will make anesthesia before starting such a procedure.
If the canals are not filled to the full length, inflammation will develop in the tooth sooner or later. If the channels are not thoroughly washed with antiseptic solutions before filling, then inflammation will also develop.
Antibiotics in dentistry are used to suppress pathogenic microflora in infectious and inflammatory processes of a chronic nature that affect the maxillofacial region of the head and oral cavity.
With flux and toothache. Antibacterial drugs effectively treat purulent sac formations and pathologies of the periosteum. They help relieve throbbing pain and swelling in the acute stage. If you do not take measures in time, the purulent secret will spread to healthy tissues and provoke an abscess.
Antibiotics used in dentistry for periodontitis and the prevention of periodontal disease are prescribed in a course (up to 10 days) in the form of tablets and injections.
- allergic reactions to antibiotics of the penicillin and cephalosporin group in the anamnesis;
- cholestatic jaundice, hepatitis, caused by taking antibiotics of the penicillin group (in the anamnesis);
- hepatic insufficiency;
- infectious mononucleosis, lymphocytic leukemia.
An antibiotic for toothache will not help reduce it. Most often, unpleasant sensations are caused by inflammation of the tooth’s nerve or periodontitis. In such conditions, the doctor will prescribe drugs to relieve pain, and antibiotics will be needed in dental treatment.