Root canal is one of the most effective and long-lasting procedures to restore a damaged or decayed tooth. Every year, millions of root canal procedures are performed so if you have been prescribed this procedure, there is no need to be alarmed.
Why is Root Canal Treatment Necessary?
A root canal treatment is required to save a severely damaged tooth. You may need root canal treatment when the bacteria invade your tooth pulp. The tooth pulp is the soft tissue in the center of your tooth and comprises blood capillaries, tooth nerves, and connective tissues.
If bacteria enter the tooth, it can cause the pulp to become inflamed. If the tooth is not treated, the infection will advance to the tip of the tooth root, where it will create a dental abcess filled with pus. This condition is extremely painful and the only way to save a tooth is through a root canal therapy.
At Classic Smiles, Dr. Susanne I. Baaqee, D.M.D. and Dr. Mikal Baaqee, D.D.S. open a small hole in the tooth chamber and remove the pulp from inside the tooth. The tooth is then disinfected and sealed. The weakened tooth is then covered with a dental crown.
What Does Root Canal Treatment Involve?
At Classic Smiles, a root canal treatment begins by administering a local anesthesia to the area around the tooth. A rubber dam is placed to isolate the tooth from the others and to keep your mouth dry.
Once the tooth is numb, we will create a small opening on your tooth to access the dental chamber. The infected pulp is removed with the help of fine needles and we may apply a medication inside the tooth to get rid of the infection.
A putty-like substance called guttapercha is then placed inside the tooth to seal it. The tooth is then scaled down and its impression is taken to create a dental crown. Meanwhile, a temporary filling is placed on top of the vulnerable tooth.
Once the crown has been fabricated, you will come in again to remove the temporary filling and to fit the crown on top of the tooth.
It is normal to feel mild pain around the site of the surgery a few days after the treatment. This can easily be managed by OTC painkillers.
The goal of a root canal is to alleviate pain and to restore the function and form of your tooth. A successful root canal treatment can last you for decades and has an extremely high success rate.
If you have a damaged tooth, schedule an appointment with us at (407) 378-0139 so that we may treat it in the appropriate manner.
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