Root Canal Treatment

When the pulp, very interior of the damaged tooth, gets infected or dies, root canal treatment becomes essential. Many people are afraid of getting a root canal, but owing to contemporary technology, the procedure is no more invasive than getting a dental filling or a straightforward descale and polish.

The need for treatment has a multitude of causes, including recently fractured teeth or cavities that have been left untreated. An abscess will unavoidably develop if the condition is not addressed, and it can spread the infection to nearby bone and teeth as well as other tissues outside of the tooth itself.

The only option if the problem is allowed to worsen is a tooth extraction. You may preserve your natural tooth for a longer amount of time with root canal treatment since it cleans the tooth root and gets rid of any infection that may be present in the tooth canals.

After the root canal procedure, the tooth is sealed up with the proper substance. When a Smile Makeover is planned due to misaligned teeth, it is often necessary to prepare the tooth more thoroughly than the neighboring teeth to guarantee that the tooth may be brought into proper alignment without running the risk of developing future sensitivity.

Whether the remaining tooth is filled or given a dental crown, modern materials and technology ensure a good cosmetic outcome.

How does the treatment work?

A root canal endodontic procedure works by drilling a tiny hole in the tooth to remove any infected regions. The dental pulp and, in certain cases, the roots are removed. You simply need roots of your teeth to feel sensations such as hot and the tooth to grow in.

Taking out the roots will not immediately harm the tooth, once it has fully developed. It can, however, prevent the further spread of infection so when it is necessary to remove the roots, it is done as soon as possible. After that, the region is cleaned in order to confirm that the infection has been removed. Antibiotics are usually prescribed as well to make sure that any remaining infection is eliminated. To finish the root canal, dentist will close the hole and the region where the tooth pulp used to be.

Dentist at AnteraPark Clinic will next use a filling or a crown to reinforce and protect the injured tooth. Both fillings and crowns can now be made with tooth-colored materials. This implies that a crown may be needed regardless of where your affected tooth is located, and it will fit in flawlessly with the surrounding teeth.

Important to Note: A single tooth may have one, two, or three canals. Depending on the tooth's number and the findings of your dental X-ray, one or more canals may need to be treated.