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Root canal Treatment


Root canal therapy is wanted whilst the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. ... Root canal remedy is enormously a success and normally lasts a lifetime, even though sometimes, teeth will have to be retreated because of new infections. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Root canal Treatment

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Why Does Tooth Pulp Need to Be Removed?
When a tooth's nerve tissue or pulp is damaged,
it breaks down and bacteria begin to multiply
within the pulp chamber. The bacteria and other
decayed debris can cause an infection or
abscessed tooth. An abscess is a pus-filled
pocket that forms at the end of the roots of the
tooth. . Swelling that may spread to other
areas of the face, neck, or head. . Bone loss
around the tip of the roo . Drainage problems
extending outward from the root. A hole can occur
through the side of the tooth with drainage into
the gums or through the cheek with drainage into
the skin.
What Are the Signs That a Root Canal Is Needed?
A root canal requires one or more office visits
and can be performed by a dentist or endodontist.
An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in
the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and
treatment of diseases and injuries of the human
dental pulp or the nerve of the tooth. The choice
of which type of dentist to use depends to some
degree on the difficulty of the root canal
procedure needed in your particular tooth and the
general dentist's comfort level in working on
your tooth. Your dentist will discuss who might
be best suited to perform the work in your
particular case.
Procedure of a root canal Setting the Scene
Your dental professional will take an x-ray to
determine the extent of the infection. Numbing
Up The first step in the actual procedure is a
local anesthetic to numb the area and prevent
teeth pain during the procedure. You will receive
a local anesthetic to make you more comfortable,
and a sheet of rubber called a rubber dam will
be placed around the tooth to keep it
dry. Diving In Next, your dentist or
endodontist will drill an access hole into the
tooth and use special tools to remove the damaged
nerve and pulp tissue.
Closing Out Once the infected material is
removed, your dentist will either seal the tooth
on the same day, or put in a temporary filling to
protect you from root canal pain until a
customized crown is ready. Sealing the tooth
involves placement of a rubber compound into the
root canal where the decayed material was
removed. A filling is placed over the access
hole. Finishing Up A crown, filling, or other
tooth restoration completes the process of
relieving your root canal pain. In some cases,
your dentist may leave the tooth open so
additional material can drain out of the tooth
before it is filled and sealed. Some dentists
will put a temporary filling in the tooth to
protect the area while the infected material
drains away completely. Many people who have
undergone the procedure say it is no worse than
having a cavity filled.
How Successful Are Root Canals?
Root canal treatment is highly successful the
procedure has more than a 95 success rate. Many
teeth fixed with a root canal can last a
lifetime. Also, because the final step of the
root canal procedure is application of a
restoration such as a crown or a filling, it will
not be obvious to onlookers that a root canal was
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