What Root Canal Treatment is and Does It Hurt?
- Posted on: Jul 3 2020
Root Canal Treatment is aimed at restoring and maintaining a badly damaged or infected tooth. This procedure involves the removal of the damaged area of the tooth (pulp), its cleaning and disinfection, followed by filling and putting the crown on it.
The main cause of inflammation of the nerve tissue of the tooth is a carious lesion. With the progression of the carious process and the destruction of enamel, bacteria penetrate the dentin. Deep carious damage reaching the dentin allows bacteria to penetrate the tooth pulp and cause pulp inflammation. Once inside the tooth, bacteria begin to multiply actively. This violates the normal life of the tooth and causes its owner unpleasant sensations or pain.
Be sure that the procedure itself is absolutely painless; the most unpleasant moment is anesthesia.
Let’s review the treatment process:
1. If you started feeling any pain you need to see your doctor as soon as possible. Then the doctor will take an X-ray to check how deep your infection is.
2. The next step is the anesthesia, which will take about 30 minutes to get you numb. That is going to be the most painful moment in the whole procedure.
3. As soon as your canals are cleaned and infected tissue removed we can go ahead and fill it with a permanent material.
4. After that, we highly recommend putting a crown on it so you will never break your tooth since the root canal treatment makes your tooth very fragile.
After the procedure, you will be prescribed the necessary medicines to help relieve pain and speed up the healing process.
Too many patients do not want to place crowns and leave a temporary filing on the newly healed canal. We had many cases when patients broke their teeth, which were no longer subject to restoration. These teeth had to be removed, and the cause was a fragile filling that broke after a bite of something hard. Yes, you can save money, but in the future, it can cost you much more. Since the extracted tooth can be restored only with a dental implant or a dental bridge, it will be the way expensive than just a single crown.
With the right treatment technique, your tooth will never bother you much. You definitely need to observe oral hygiene and do timely cleaning. We also recommend seeing your dentist every 6 months to prevent an onset infection in advance.
If you still have questions or you would like to schedule a consultation with the Doctor please give us a call at 954-457-8308.
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