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When a tooth has become infected or severely decayed, it can cause severe pain and swelling. In these cases, patients have two options: extraction of the tooth or a root canal treatment. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Must know before Root Canal Treatment


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Must know before Root Canal Treatment
When a tooth has become infected or severely
decayed, it can cause severe pain and swelling.
In these cases, patients have two options
extraction of the tooth or a root canal
treatment. Extracting a tooth can cause several
potential complications, including difficulty
chewing, shifting of other teeth, and TMJ pain
caused by a change in the bite.
Before you decide between root canal treatment or
teeth extraction, Australian Dental Health NSW is
informing you about following factors about root
canal
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Must know before Root Canal Treatment
  • Why do you need root canal treatment?
  • If one of your teeth is infected, because of
    decay or trauma to the tooth, root canal
    treatment is the most comfortable and most
    affordable option to save the tooth. A root canal
    is most often the treatment of choice to preserve
    the natural tooth. A root canal is typically less
    painful than extraction and carries a shorter
    recovery time. Most patients state that root
    canal pain is very similar to the discomfort
    experienced when having a tooth filled.
  • How Do I Know if I Need A Root Canal?
  • Not all types of teeth pain are indications for a
    root canal. But signs of infection severe enough
    to require a root canal include
  • Serious teeth pain when eating or when you put
    pressure on the area
  • Teeth pain and sensitivity to hot or cold that
    lingers after the hot or cold stimuli have been
    removed
  • A small, pimple-like bump on the gums near the
    area of teeth pain
  • Darkening of the tooth
  • Tenderness or swelling in the gums near the area
    of teeth pain

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Must know before Root Canal Treatment
  • Symptoms of Root Canal Problem
  • You may need a root canal if
  • Temperature-sensitive tooth pain teeth are very
    sensitive to hot and cold for a prolonged period
  • Gums are tender and swelling
  • Jaw and toothache

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Must know before Root Canal Treatment
  • Procedure of Root Canal Treatment
  • The root canal itself takes around 30-90 minutes,
    depending on the patients individual needs and
    the doctors experience.
  • The procedure involves six significant steps
  • A local anesthetic will be applied to the nerves
    that lead to the tooth.
  • A rubber dam will be placed around the tooth to
    keep the area clean during the treatment
  • A small hole will be drilled into the tooth.
  • The infected pulp will be removed.
  • The root canal space is disinfected.
  • The Endodontist will then fill the root canal
    space with a biocompatible material called Gutta
    Percha. The access cavity will be cover with a
    temporary material and is referred to as the
    general dentist for the permanent restoration.

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Must know before Root Canal Treatment
Is it normal to have pain after root canal
treatment?
If you were in pain before your root canal, you
should notice that the pain is relieved
significantly following your procedure. You may
notice that the tooth is sensitive in the days
following your treatment this is a normal
response to inflammation in the tissue
surrounding the tooth and can be managed with
over the counter anti-inflammatories and pain
relievers.
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Must know before Root Canal Treatment
How Do We Reduce Root Canal Pain After The
Treatment?
  • There are several methods commonly used to treat
    root canal pain after the procedure. they
    include
  • Ibuprofen
  • A local numbing agent like Orajel.
  • A cold compress
  • Salt Water

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Must know before Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Recovery During the first week after
the root canal, you should experience gradual
healing and begin feeling well enough to start
resuming normal activities very soon after the
procedure. If you do not feel that you are
getting better after a week, then you should
contact your endodontist. What Is A Root Canal
Infection? In rare cases, the infection from the
tooth that has been treated may spread throughout
your mouth and into your bloodstream. This could
make you very sick and even result in
hospitalization. Do not disregard Doctors Orders
related to personal care after the procedure to
avoid such complications.
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Must know before Root Canal Treatment
  • What Happen if Root Canal Fails?
  • A root canal is said to fail when it becomes
    re-infected or cannot be completed due to
    complications.
  • This may be the result of
  • Failing to maintain oral hygiene
  • A crack or leak to the crown that is placed over
    the treated tooth
  • The presence of an extra canal some people have
    a tiny, extra canal that goes undetected and
    untreated
  • An inability to properly navigate the canals
  • An endodontic tool becoming lodged in the canal
    while trying to navigate difficult canals.

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Must know before Root Canal Treatment
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