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What To Know About Root Canal Treatment
Posted on 6/19/2023 by Aron Geelan, DMD
When you visit the dentist and hear after examination that you need a root canal procedure, it can lead to some concerns. Here we are diving into what a root canal entails and all you should know about it.
What is a Root Canal
A root canal entails the removal of the pulp and the root canal in your teeth to save them from severe tooth decay and eliminate tooth sensitivity. A root canal is a part inside your teeth; the dental procedure is an endodontic treatment. This procedure is quite effective as it ensures a patient's tooth is saved from being extracted completely.
Root Canal Cleaning
Often the procedure is done while the patient is under local anesthesia to numb pain in the affected area and ensure the process is practical and comfortable for both the dentist and the patient. The dentist then creates a small hole in the teeth to remove all the dead pulp tissues and the diseased part to prepare the area for medication.
Root Canal Filling
The next step involves the dentist cleaning and decontaminating the created hollow to eliminate all infections and bacteria in the teeth. Then using adhesive cement to seal the canals, the tooth is filled with rubber-like materials. Removing the dead cells and nerve endings in the tooth means you won't feel any more pain.
Crown or Filling Addition
Finally, the dentist will add a crown to ensure maximum protection of the bristle tooth. We advise patients to avoid tooth use when grinding or chewing foods before adding crowns. The root canal procedure's main advantage is it's practical and often a one-time appointment procedure.
If you need a safe and comfortable root canal medication, visit our offices for quality services. Reach us today for a root canal services.
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