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Root Canal Treatment - Everything You Need to Know

Posted on 2/2/2024 by Weo Admin
Image of a smiling man looking at his georgeous smile. A root canal is a section of the teeth that holds important tissues of your teeth. It contains cells, nerve tissues, and blood vessels. All these tissues are collectively known as the pulp of your teeth and help to offer adequate nourishment to your teeth. Bacteria in your mouth can attack the root canal, leading to an infection and sensitivity. In such an instance, you will require a root canal treatment to help remove the infected tissues and preserve your tooth.

What Is a Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is an advanced dental procedure to eradicate infections within a tooth. The process involves thoroughly cleansing the root canal and the intricate space within the tooth. Beyond eliminating existing infections, this procedure establishes a defensive barrier, protecting the tooth against potential microbial threats. In essence, root canal treatment is an intervention that preserves dental health and mitigates the risk of recurrent infections.

Steps of Root Canal Treatment

The first step involves the proper cleaning of the root canal. It is often done under local anesthesia to ensure maximum comfort. We make an incision on the surface of the tooth and carefully remove the infected tissues. Next, we decontaminate the area using special irrigation solutions. We fill the area with special materials and use dental cement to seal the canal.

After treatment, your teeth become quite susceptible to future bacterial attacks. Remember that your tooth has no pulp and now relies on the surrounding structures for proper nourishment; over time, it might become brittle. We recommend covering the tooth with a dental crown or filling to avoid this.

After the treatment process is over, ensure that you avoid biting on hard or sticky substances. When you are sure the filling is securely in place or the crown has been properly attached, you can comfortably resume normal use of your teeth.

While the treatment typically concludes in a single appointment, extensive infections may necessitate one or two additional sessions for comprehensive resolution. You can reach out to us for more information.

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