Root Canal Treatment
What is a Root Canal?
Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When one
undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.
The dental pulp is the soft tissue and the inner structure of the teeth that contains blood vessels, connecting tissue, and nerves. This pulp provides blood supply and nerve supply to the tooth. Once the pulp becomes inflamed or infected by a disease, decay, or direct trauma to the tooth, most patients will notice severe pain.
We remove the infected pulp which is inflamed or dead and clean out the complete root of the tooth and sealed it with artificial material to eliminate pain.
When do you need a Root Canal Treatments (RCT)?
If you have been experiencing tooth pain or excess sensitivity in your teeth, the first question will come to your mind, "Do I need a root canal?"
Unfortunately, the infected pulp of the tooth will not heal on its own and requires a root canal to properly be treated.
While you may be nervous about getting a root canal, you’ll be tension free to hear that this procedure is Painless and no more complicated.
Signs you may need root canal treatment include:
Pain when biting or chewing any type of food.
Sensitivity to any type of drink (hot or cold) and foods.
spontaneous pain in the tooth.
loosening of the teeth.
Discoloration or darkening of the tooth.
Swelling in the gums.
Advantages of Root Canal Treatment
• Efficient chewing
• Normal biting force and sensation
• Natural appearance
• Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain
Care after Root Canal
A treated and restored tooth can last a lifetime with proper care. Root canals have a high success rate. Here are a few ways to take care of your teeth after a root canal:
• Practice good oral hygiene – brush teeth twice a day, and floss at least once. Taking care of your teeth can help prevent future problems.
• Avoid chewing on hard foods – chewing on hard foods such as ice can cause teeth to break, and can harm root canals.
• Visit the dentist regularly – cleanings and examinations by dentists and hygienists.