Non-surgical Root Canal
What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy involves eliminating any signs of infection from the tooth’s pulp chamber. The pulp chamber consists of several connective tissues and nerves that supply nutrition to the teeth. Any cases of external trauma or injury can lead to its damage resulting in the entry of infection-causing bacteria. A root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that involves extracting the infected pulp, cleaning and washing away the canal system and sealing it. After sealing off the tooth, the dentist would carefully place a restoration (a crown) to restore its functionality and prevent its failure.
What are the symptoms of root canal therapy?
- Tooth sensitivity.
- Strain and pain while biting and chewing.
- Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold food.
- Swelling near the gums and cheek.
- Severe dental decay.
Leaving an infected root untreated can directly impact the remaining teeth structures and lead to other health complications.
What is the procedure that is involved in root canal therapy?
A root canal therapy helps to remove infections from the root of the tooth. A typical root canal procedure would involve creating an access hole into the tooth to reach out to the inner tissues. Once the infected pulp is removed, the pulp chamber is cleaned and filled with a biocompatible material.
Then, the dentist would seal the hole, and restoration such as a crown would be placed on top of the tooth. The dental restoration would be customized to match the shape, size, and contour of the tooth.
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