learn how to save your natural tooth by Fixing-Root-Canal:
Quick, comfortable procedure that can relieve your pain and save your natural tooth,so There’s no need to be worried if you are in need of it as Millions of teeth are treated and saved this way each year.
What is root canal ?
Inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, which help grow the root of your tooth during its development.
Before having root canal treatment, you should do some steps :
– A series of X-rays have to be taken of the affected tooth.
This allows dentists to define any damage in your teeth and have clear picture of the root canal.
–Dentists usually use local anesthetic, and painkilling medicines.
In some cases it isn’t necessary to use a local anesthetic, as the tooth is no longer sensitive.
In this case, dentists use special techniques to ensure that the treatment isn’t painful.
-Removing the pulp, We have to be sure that the tooth is dry during the treatment so the dentist will place a rubber sheet (dam) around the tooth. Then an opening is made and the diseased tooth pulp is removed.
If you have a dental abscess, which is a pus-filled swelling, your dentist will be able to drain it at the same time.
-Cleaning the root canal, to make the root canal easy to be filed it has to be clean and wider ,so After the pulp has been removed, your dentist will clean and enlarge the root canal .
The root canal is usually very narrow, which makes it difficult to fill. So Your dentist will use a series of small files to enlarge the canals and make them a regular shape so they can be filled.
To complete this step you need more much time and may need several visits to your dentists
Your front incisor and canine teeth (biting teeth) usually have a single root containing one root canal.
The premolars and back molar teeth (chewing teeth) have two or three roots, each containing either one or two root canals. The more roots a tooth has, the longer the treatment will take to complete.
If the treatment needs several sessions, the dentist have to keep the canal clean by putting a small amount of medication in the cleaned canal in between visits to kill any remaining bacteria. The tooth will then be sealed using a temporary filling.
If you have symptoms from the infection, such as a raised temperature or large swelling, you may be given antibiotics to help manage and prevent further infection.
-Filling the root canal: the roots that have been opened (to get rid of the disease pulp) are filled with gutta-percha material and sealed off with cement.
What are the advantages of Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment:
- Efficient chewing
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Natural appearance
- Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain