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Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal is a procedure used to treat or preserve teeth affected by:

  • Decay
  • Nerve Death
  • Teeth Cracks
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Past Trauma

Root Canal Treatment Procedure

There’s no need to be worried if your dentist prescribes a root canal procedure to treat a damaged or diseased tooth. 

A root canal is a procedure done to save the damaged or dead pulp in the root canal of the tooth by cleaning out the diseased pulp and reshaping the canal. The canal is filled with a rubber-like substance called gutta-percha or another material to prevent re-contamination of the tooth. The tooth is then permanently sealed, with possibly a post/core and a crown made of porcelain or metal alloy. This enables patients to keep the original tooth.

Underneath your tooth’s outer enamel and within the dentin is an area of soft tissue called the pulp tissue. While a tooth’s pulp tissue does contain nerve fibres, it is also composed of arteries, veins, lymph vessels, and connective tissue. Each tooth’s nerve enters the tooth at the very tip of its roots.

From there, the nerve runs through the centre of the root in small “root canals,” which join up with the tooth’s pulp chamber. Root canals are very small, thin divisions that branch off from the top pulp chamber down to the tip of the root. A tooth has at least one but no more than four root canals.

How do you know if you need a root canal?

When the pulp becomes infected due to a deep cavity or fracture that allows bacteria to seep in, or injury due to trauma, it can die. Damaged or dead pulp causes increased blood flow and cellular activity, and pressure cannot be relieved from inside the tooth.

There are a few symptoms that mean you might need a root canal:  

  • Severe pain while chewing or biting
  • Pimples on the gums
  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  • Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, even after the sensation has been removed
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Deep decay or darkening of the gums

Advantages of Root Canal:

There are different advantages of successful root canal treatment.

  1. Protects other teeth from the infection
  2. Normal chewing
  3. Reduces Hypersensitivity
  4. Teeth look more natural and normal

Root Canal is important for your teeth health and to make sure infection does not affect other teeth and gums.

Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?

Root Canal treatment is just like any other dental treatment. The whole process of Root Canal is not at all painful. In fact, the main idea behind the treatment is to reduce your pain and stop the infection from spreading. We numb the tooth before starting the treatment. So, you will not feel any pain or discomfort during the Root Canal.

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