Root canal is a procedure to repair an infected or damaged tooth instead of removing it completely. The treatment of root canal is often deemed as painful but with all the dental advances and local anesthetics, most people have little to no pain. In fact, it can be more harmful and painful to live with a decayed tooth.
When a tooth has deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp of the tooth where all the nerves and blood vessels lie. If left untreated these bacteria can cause serious infection which may lead to swollen gum and even loss of tooth itself. To perform this procedure doctor may need x-rays to confirm the diagnosis. The treatment of root canal may need 2 to 3 visits with your dentist.
WHY DO YOU NEED ROOT CANAL..?
- Deep Cavities Very Close To The Pulp (The Nerve Of The Tooth Responsible For Pain)
- Trauma To Any Tooth From A Fall Or Hard Biting
- Cavity Shapes Where Fillings Won’t Stay And Need To Be Replaced With Crowns
- Old Non Healing Cases Of Failed Therapy
HOW IS A ROOT CANAL DONE…?
- The Whole Process Of Root Canal Is Generally Done In 1-2 Visits
- If The Infection In Your Tooth Is Very Severe, It May Need Multiple Visits To Resolve With A Medicine Placed Inside Your Tooth Between Appointments