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Root Canals Can Save Your Teeth

Posted on 4/11/2022 by Evan
Root Canals Can Save Your TeethA root canal is simply the treatment of an inflamed, infected, or dead dental pulp. In the center of a tooth, the dental pulp contains the tooth's blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerves. The pulp chamber is the part of the tooth that includes the pulp, which extends through the roots of the teeth and into the surrounding bone. Deep cavities, repeated dental treatments, fractured, or cracked teeth, or severe trauma can injure a tooth. These conditions can result in the pulp of a tooth dies, and inflammation and infection spreading to the bone that supports the root. It is possible to develop a dental abscess if you experience pain and swelling. Untreated infections can lead to complete tooth loss.

Root Canal Procedure

It is a significant procedure to perform a root canal. Your regular dental checkup does not include this procedure, and it may take more than one appointment to complete. It may be performed by your dentist or referred to an endodontist who is a dentist who specializes in diagnosing and treating dental pulp problems.

Before, During, and After

Your dentist will take x-rays before treatment to get a look at your teeth and bone surrounding. The area will be numb, and a thin sheet of rubber will be put over the tooth to keep it dry, clean, and protected during the procedure. During treatment, the dentist makes a hole on top of our tooth and extracts the pulp from within it. Following the removal of the pulp, the interior of the tooth and each root canal are cleansed. To prevent additional infection, an anti-infection substance is placed into the root canals. Temporary fillings are used to safeguard teeth until a permanent filling or crown can be installed. You may have some sensitivity in the treated region for a few days following treatment. If the infection is causing swelling in your jaw, your dentist may prescribe antibiotics. If a permanent filling is not possible, your dentist will begin the process of making a crown for your tooth at your follow-up appointment. To help the permanent filling material stay in place, a metal or plastic post is sometimes placed inside the root canal. You should be able to maintain the same level of dental function for years to come if you take good care of your restored tooth. Keep up with those regular dental checkups and brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
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