Root Canals

Root Canal Therapy

The root canal procedure is often simple and can relieve pain in your mouth and preserve your teeth. Patients usually require the procedure when there is an infection or inflammation within the root of their teeth. When undergoing root canal therapy, an endodontist specializing in the field carefully removes the pulp within the tooth, cleanses, disinfects, and then shapes the root canals then puts a filling in the opening.

Symptoms Indicating You Need Root Canal Treatment

In some instances, you might not even know the tooth is infected. However, many people notice specific symptoms. Some signs you may require root canals include:

Chronic Pain: A variety of dental issues can trigger tooth discomfort. If you feel pain deep within your teeth, there is a possibility that you require root canal treatment, and it could also cause discomfort to the jaw, face, or any other teeth.

Swollen gums: If the tooth is infected, the area could accumulate pus, and it could cause swelling and puffy or tender gums.

Tooth Discoloration: If the pulp of your tooth gets affected, it will cause your teeth to appear dark. It is due to a lack of supply of blood towards the tooth.

Extreme Pain: If you experience discomfort when you eat or even touch your teeth, It could be a sign that the nerves surrounding the tooth are injured.

Loose Teeth: An tooth that is infected may appear looser. The pus that comes from the infected pulp can cause swelling of the bone supporting the tooth.

Aim of Root Canal Treatment

  • Eliminating active decay and infection Any leaky or old fillings, tooth decay, infected pus, nerve tissue, and debris are cleared away.
  • Shaping the canals for them to ensure that they are correctly filled, canals in the tooth root must be made smooth hollow tunnels that are free of imperfections where the bacteria remain. The process of shaping involves small instruments, special disinfectants, and medications. It could take weeks or months for these products to achieve the maximum effect against bacteria in your tooth, and the process may have to be repeated several times.
  • The canals are filled with water to stop bacteria from infecting the canals empty inside your tooth. The canals are sealed permanently by a durable barrier material.
  • Dental health is restored so that there is no way that bacteria from the mouth get into the dental cavity. Extensive, sealed restoration is placed on the tooth. Teeth that require root canal treatments can lose a bit of tooth structure because of prior cracks or decay and might direct additional protection through post crowns, posts, or similar material.

Edgebrook Dental understands that many patients suffer from dental anxiety. We hope your root canal experience will be enjoyable and work to make each patient feel relaxed and comfortable in our care. If root canal treatment is necessary, the comfort of our patients is our primary concern. If we can communicate clearly what you can expect from your procedure, we are usually able to ease your dental anxiety.

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