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Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the center of a tooth. Root canal treatment is not painful and can save a tooth that might otherwise have to be removed completely. A root canal is performed when the endodontist removes the infected pulp and nerve in the root of the tooth, cleans and shapes the inside of the root canal, then fills and seals the space. Afterward, your dentist will place a crown on the tooth to protect and restore it to its original function.
What is Root Canal Treatment?
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.
Root Canal Symptoms
These are the signs that you need a root canal.
Persistent pain. Persistent tooth pain is one of the signs that you may need a root canal. ...
Sensitivity to heat and cold. ...
Tooth discoloration. ...
Swollen gums. ...
Pain when you eat or touch the tooth. ...
A chipped or cracked tooth. ...
What happens if you leave root canal untreated?
If you do not undergo treatment or get the tooth removed, then the consequences can be severe. If left untreated, the bacterial infection can spread to the jaw, brain, blood, and rest of the body. Root Canal Treatment is actually not painful: Most patients feel little or no pain during a root canal procedure.
What is the process of the procedure?
This is a video from YouTube that will help your understanding of Root Canal Therapy.
Is a Root Canal Treatment worth it?
Proper root canal treatment will save a tooth, and with good dental hygiene, it should last a lifetime, without the need for further treatment. In the long term view, we advise you to save your original tooth. With the original tooth, the line of your jaw stays firm, your teeth are healthy, and you will need fewer visits to the dentist. However, other treatments such as implants are recommended sometimes depending on patients' situations.
Steps of the Root Canal Treatment
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