Living with a damaged or decayed tooth, is quite painful and annoying, ain’t it? The term “root canal” generally denotes ‘cleaning the canals inside a tooth’s root’. Root canal treatment is indeed a direct practice to stop dental ache and shield your teeth which are seriously decayed or infected. Because of intense decay, numerous dental proceedings on a tooth; a crack, or broken tooth, or trauma to the face can make a tooth’s nerve or pulp infected and inflamed.
When an individual undergoes a Root Canal Treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is taken out and the inside section is entirely cleaned and disinfected, followed by filling and sealing.
When is a Root Canal Treatment required?
Teeth comprise a soft core named as dental pulp. The pulp gets stretched from the crown — the visible section of the tooth, till the apex of the tooth’s root in the jawbone. When the tooth is cracked or has an intense cavity, bacteria can get into the pulp. If you don’t get checked by your dentist at the appropriate time, the tissue affixed to the tooth will get damaged or infected and an abscess may originate. This gradually, will result in pulp death, bone loss and the loss of tooth itself.
You don’t have to worry even if your dentist at Westhill Dental recommends you to go with the root canal process to heal your decayed tooth. This practice relieves pain and restores healthy teeth.
A modern Root Canal Treatment is generally given in one or two appointments, depending on the level of problem of your tooth and your personal state. First your doctor will take some impressions of your teeth to analyze the level of damage. You may also get anaesthesia to tackle the pain. Secondly a rubber-like sheet termed as ‘dental dam’ is entered in your mouth to keep the tooth clean, protected and free of saliva. When the decay is fully cleaned, an opening is done. By using tiny dental tools, the infected or damaged pulp is pulled out. The ultimate step of the process is restoring your tooth. Once the filling is completed, a crown which is also called an artificial tooth is set up- that looks real.
Benefits of Root Canal Treatment
Implement good oral practices to help your restored tooth stay for a lifetime.