Root Canal Treatment

When there is a painful infection or damaged tooth pulp in the root canal, most people require root canal therapy.

root-canal treatment

When there is a painful infection or damaged tooth pulp in the root canal, most people require root canal therapy. This typically occurs in teeth with considerable decay, massive fillings, or injury. Before sealing the canal with a filling or crown, the infection or damage must be removed, and the canal must first be cleaned.

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How does a root canal work?

Your tooth's root is what holds it firmly in your jaw. If a tooth is broken or if a rotting filling allows bacteria to enter and infect the delicate pulp that makes up the tooth's centre, you will require root canal therapy. Pain when chewing, when consuming hot or cold foods and beverages, or when your tooth feels loose are signs of a root canal infection. If you don't get the tooth treated, you can also experience other symptoms including the tooth getting darker and pus pouring from it, as well as swelling in the mouth and cheek near the infected tooth that could turn into an abscess.

Can a root canal infection go away?

It is crucial that you get treatment as soon as you notice symptoms since a root canal infection cannot heal itself. If you wait too long, the damage can be beyond repair, and you might even lose the tooth.

A diagnosis will be confirmed by an X-ray, and treatment will be required. Your dentist will drill into the tooth while using local anaesthetic to locate and extract the infection. The tooth will next be sealed with a filling or crown after the canal has been cleaned and filled. Your front teeth and incisors only have one root canal; however, your molars have two or three roots, each of which contains one or two root canals; as a result, treating your molars will take longer.

Recovering from a root canal

You can experience pain in and around the tooth in the days after treatment, which you can ease with over-the-counter medicines. For a few days, your tooth can also be sensitive. Till the tooth is completely healed, refrain from biting or chewing on foods that are tougher.

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