Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is a tooth treatment that attempts to save a decayed or infected tooth. The nerve and pulp of the tooth are removed, and the area is sealed to prevent an abscess. Your tooth or teeth may be damaged due to tooth injury or filling problems or because of other things. Symptoms of problems that may require a root canal include severe toothache, swelling, discoloration, tooth sensitivity, and more. The procedure may be somewhat painful, and afterward, the tooth may be sensitive for a while. Your dentist will explain how to care for your teeth following the procedure. Follow the links below to find WebMD’s comprehensive coverage about how a root canal is performed, what it looks like, how much it costs, recovery information, and much more.
The Following Signs Show That You May Have Root Canal Problems:
+ Severe toothache even when not chewing
+ Swollen gums
+ There is pus in the gums
+ Tooth decay or large broken
You should quickly go to the dental clinic! You may have myelitis and needs to cure the root canal.
Myelitis should be treated as soon as possible. If it is delayed, the pain will come back and get worse. The bacteria in the bone marrow can also destroy the teeth. Toothache sometimes makes you want to “extract the tooth immediately.” However, when you have extracted your tooth, you must replace it with a denture. In addition, root canal treatment helps to retain your true teeth and helps you feel more comfortable and confident.
What Does Root Canal Treatment Include?
First, the dentist will numb your gums with a substance that feels like jelly. After your gums are numb, the dentist will inject a local anesthetic that completely numbs the teeth, gums, tongue, and skin in that area. Sometimes nitrous oxide gas will be used to reduce pain and help you relax.
The dentist may separate the decayed tooth from the other teeth with a small rubber sheet on a metal frame. This protective rubber sheet also helps stop liquid and tooth chips from entering your mouth and throat.
The dentist will use a drill and other tools to remove the tooth’s pulp and fill the inside part of the tooth below the gum line with medicines, temporary filling materials, and a final root canal filling.
After the root canal, a permanent filling or crown (cap) is often needed. If a crown is required, the dentist removes the decay and then makes an impression on the tooth. A technician uses the impression to make a crown that perfectly matches the drilled tooth.
The tooth may be fitted with a temporary crown until the permanent crown is made and cemented into place.
Things To Know When Curing Root Canal:
For the root canal treatment to bring the desired results, you may make one or more appointments depending on the damage to the root canal.
If you take the root canal several times, you may get pain during treatment. At that time, tell the doctor immediately so the doctor can handle the pain for you.
Notes After Curing Root Canal
Limit chewing with the treated tooth until you recover the crown because the treated teeth at this time are more brittle than healthy teeth.
Should clean clearly and carefully the teeth. In addition, after eating, you should also use dental floss to clean effectively.
You can eat and drink normally. However, if the food is too hard, you should limit chewing on the side where the root canal is treated.