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Root Canals

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What Is A Root Canal?

The soft tissue part of the tooth is referred to as “pulp” and damage to it causes dental pain. This area of a tooth, extending from the crown o to the root, consists of blood vessels and connective tissue. The pulp is responsible for providing the nutrients for a tooth to grow, but apart from this it is also the main source of pain or sensitivity in the mouth.

When a problem arises with the pulp, such as some damage or infection the brain is signaled to feel pain.

When the tooth is compromised due to decay bacteria enter the pulp chamber and cause mild to severe pain and ongoing damage. Sometimes an abscess may develop. In the case of an abscess, the patient is usually experiencing severe pain, and many times a root canal will be the only treatment that can save the tooth.

A root canal can is the process of removing the infected /inflamed /necrotic pulp.

Ideal patient for root canal are those who have pulp in their teeth that is dead or severely damaged. If someone having such conditions they should not delay to contact a dentist.

How A Root Canal Is Done

A Detailed Root Canal Procedure Consists of Following Steps:

  1. The dentist will numb the area by using local anesthesia.
  2. Secondly, the dentist will then open the crown to expose the chamber of pulp to work on. Now the dentist will examine the pulp and will remove it if it is severely damaged. If pulp is infected a proper cleaning is required before going ahead with the procedure.
  3. The dentist will then clean the canals to remove any germs and bacteria, and then possibly reshape the canals.
  4. The dentist will then fill the crown of the tooth with a Root canal filling  material, such as gutta-percha or filler.
  5. At last, the dentist will put a new crown on the tooth.

Advantages of A Root Canal

  • It prevents the loss of the tooth and retains its natural functionality.
  • It alleviate pain, damage and sensitivity
  • It prevents infection from further spreading.

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