Monday, April 4, 2011

Traumatized Tooth

Evan slipped after coming out of the bathroom all wrapped up in his towel. Without any hands to break the fall, he suffered a gash on his lip and there was also bleeding from his teeth. That was about a month ago. Recently I noticed a 'pimple' on the gums above that particular tooth.

It was also mobile and painless. I brought him to the clinic after school one day for treatment.
Since the tooth is dead - hence the pus oozing out of the gums...... it's necessary to have it disinfected. 
So, what I did was just to drill a cavity into the pulp of the tooth and disinfect it with a disinfectant solution.

I also took a radiograph of the tooth with a file inside to determine the length of the tooth. Well, not much of a root left.... less than half! His permanent teeth are already resorbing the roots of the milk teeth.

After disinfecting, a non-setting calcium hydoxide paste is placed inside the tooth. A filling is then placed on the tooth to cover the cavity. If all goes well, the 'pimple' on the gums will disappear!


Anonymous said...

Oh! Evan had a root canal by the mummy.. He seemed alright with dental treatment..Good!


Hui-Wearn said...

yeah he's most cooperative!

Unknown said...

no rubber dam? tsk tsk tsk... ;)
compliments on your blog though, very good effort:)