A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save an infected or extremely decayed tooth. The therapy is appropriate when there is an infection of a nerve in the tooth or damage to the tooth’s pulp. During this treatment, the pulp and nerve are removed completely and the cavity is cleaned and sealing placed. Patient reports show that root canal procedures are very painful especially during the sealing. This therapy offers treatment inside the tooth, and it is essential when the pulp is swollen or infected.
The inflammation may be the result of several causes ranging from repeated dental surgeries on the tooth, decay, a crack in the tooth, or faulty crowns. Trauma to a tooth may also destroy the pulp even when there are no visible damage. Untreated pulp swellings and infection can cause excruciating pain and even abscess formation. Infections in the tooth canal can also lead to inflammation that may spread to other regions of the face, bone loss in areas surrounding the root tip, and even drainage difficulties spreading outward from the root.
A root canal, also called endodontic therapy, has several benefits. After restoration, the tooth can perform its normal activity just like any other tooth. Over time, innovation has made the procedure more comfortable during and even after the procedure.
This procedure allows you to enjoy comfortable chewing as the sealing material offers extra strength to the tooth. Thus, you can eat appropriately and efficiently due to this proper anchorage given to the tooth. You will be able to attain normal biting force and sensation. Through the root canal procedure, other teeth will all get protection against excessive strain by not having to overcompensate for weak teeth.
With endodontic treatment, you will be able to keep your natural and attractive smile and continue feasting on your favorite foods. With proper oral hygiene, teeth that have undergone endodontic treatment can last as long as untreated teeth.
It is paramount for you to consult us to figure out the treatment option that most appropriate for you. Different patients respond differently to treatments.