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Root Canal Treatment
When the inner pulp of the tooth gets infected by bacteria, root canals are required. Contrary to common assumption, a root canal surgery is far less painful than an infection. In reality, obtaining a root canal is about as painless as getting a filling.
When the inner layer of pulp within a tooth becomes infected or significantly damaged, a root canal is administered. It could get triggered due to a number of factors. Cavities or fractures in the tooth, for example, expose the pulp to germs found in saliva. Once the germs reach the pulp, the illness might take hold and destroy it. If untreated, this might result in tooth loss, the infected tooth pulp must be removed by a technique called a root canal.
The pulp becomes infected or inflamed for a variety of causes, including:
- a deep cavity
- dental decay
- external accidents
- chips or cracks in the teeth
All of the above issues create bacterial activity in the pulp tissue, which finally kills it. If a dead pulp is not removed, it can cause an abscess, which is a puslike deposit near the root’s tip. If left unaddressed, this damage both the tooth and the jawbone, and the only alternative is to remove the affected tooth.
Symptoms for a Root Canal Treatment
Many indicators and symptoms appear that signify your tooth needs root canal therapy.
- Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold foodstuffs.
- The diseased region has a foul odor.
- Painful toothache when chewing.
- Tooth discoloration.
- Bitter taste.
- Gum swelling.
The Advantages of Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment has several advantages:
- The procedure is painless – Prior to actually beginning the process, a local anesthetic is provided to the tooth, causing you to be unaware of the pain associated.
- It relieves toothache – When an infection takes hold, the pain in the tooth becomes intolerable. The toothache is entirely gone after root canal treatment.
- Secures your natural tooth – The most significant advantage of this procedure is that the tooth does not need to be extracted. The tooth will resume its normal function following treatment.
- Enhances your look – Diseased teeth can cause defects in your general appearance. It is corrected with root canal therapy, which enhances both your smile and your confidence.
- A treated tooth lasts a lifetime – A root canal repaired tooth will survive a lifetime with appropriate maintenance and periodic dental examinations.
Root Canal Treatment Procedure
- In order to determine the severity of the infection, the dentist takes an X-ray of the tooth to be treated.
- A local anesthetic is used to numb the tooth and surrounding tissues before beginning treatment.
- To access the pulp chamber, a hole is created in the top section of the tooth.
- The diseased or dead pulp tissue is removed using specific equipment known as a rotary file.
- The size of the teeth up to the nerve space is now assessed using X-rays or computerized techniques. It aids in calculating the length of the root canals, allowing for comprehensive cleaning and filling.
- These canals are thoroughly cleaned by flushing them with antiseptics, including saline, to eliminate any debris. It is then molded with the use of flexible dental equipment.
- The root canals are cleansed, then filled with a rubbery substance called Gutta Percha and sealed with adhesive cement. This is done to prevent any additional bacterial activity.
- A temporary or permanent sealant is used to close the hole drilled in the tooth to access the pulp chamber.
Following the dental process, a crown is put over the teeth to safeguard them against fracture or reinfection.
New procedures and technology have been evolved over the last several decades to increase the efficiency with which root canals treatment could be conducted. And it is because of these advancements that single-visit treatment has become so popular.
Our objective is to provide you with innovative, high-quality dental care at an affordable price. At CDIC Smiles, we employ cutting-edge endodontic instruments that are quicker and more efficient than traditional endodontic equipment. Book an appointment with one of our dental specialists now to discuss your dental condition.