Root Canal Treatment (endodontics)

A root canal is the part of the tooth surrounding the soft tissues, veins, and the different cells. It is often used to refer to the natural cavity within the center of the tooth. A tooth is made up of the hard enamel layer and a thicker dentin layer. These hard layers secure the deepest tissues of the tooth known as the pulp. The pulp has veins and nerves, and it stretches out from the crown. It connects down to the root canals.

What Are The Symptoms Of Root Canal Infection?

The root canal can be infected when the tooth cracks or develops decay. Severe diseases of the gums may also aggravate the condition. It happens when the infection of the gums spreads down to the roots. The symptoms of root canal infection include tenderness, pain, and swelling in the area. The affected tooth and the surrounding gum may change color. The condition may also leave an unpleasant taste in the mouth.

How Is A Root Canal Treated?

Root canal treatment is called endodontics. This procedure is needed especially when the nerve or blood supply is already infected. Before the infection reaches the roots of the tooth, root canal treatment must be done. Root canal treatment is essential for you to prevent the tooth from being extracted. Professional dentists are needed to do this procedure.

Endodontics requires more than one dental appointment. During the first appointment, the dentist will remove the infected pulp from the tooth and drain the abscesses that may be present. Afterward, the root canals will be cleaned and shaped. One of our dentists will insert the temporary filling and let you leave.

On the next dental visit, the tooth will be checked if there is still infection. When the tooth is cleared, the temporary filling will be removed and replaced by a permanent one.

Root canal treatment gives a new option of treating a dying tooth without having them extracted. If you experience intense pain after the surgery, inform the dentist right away.


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