Save your natural teeth with Digital root canal treatment (ENDODONTIC THERAPY)
Years ago, A badly infected, painful tooth or one that has significant decay, was doomed to be extracted.
Today, a majority of these teeth can be saved by a special dental procedure called root canal treatment.
There are many reasons that a root canal may be needed but the most common cause is Caries
What are caries or cavity in tooth?
It is the uncontrolled process of tooth decay
when tooth damage begins , it penetrates the outer layer of the enamel and creates a hole (bacteria release acid which leads to dissolution of outer layer enamel and then later on second layer)
If that process is not stopped at this stage (dental intervention in the form of cavity filling with resin fillings required) early symptoms of cavity may arise
Decay will continue towards the nerve of the tooth and will lead to acute pain or pulpal necrosis.
Other causes include a fracture that exposes the pulp , traumatic injury such as a blow to the tooth, a cracked or loose filling or repeated fillings in a tooth and occasionally from badly damaged gums or at times and root canal therapy is also recommended as a preventive measure.
Signs and symptoms
- Big black hole in tooth
- Constant nuisance of food lodgement in one particular area
- Pain on chewing or biting
- Hot food sensitivity
- Throbbing pain in the tooth especially noticeable when lying horizontal that is in bed especially at night
- there may also be a swelling in the jaw
- the tooth may be painful to chew on
- pain on consuming hot and or cold food teeth that are squarely worn out
Understanding your teeth may help take you mystery out of root canal therapy for you
A tooth tour (lets know what’s inside our teeth )
If you learn how healthy teeth can become damaged ,you will understand why root canal therapy may be the best treatment to restore your mouth to a healthy state.
Outer enamel layer and the healthy tooth dentine inside protect the tooth and underlying structures and prevent bacteria from entering the tooth
the pulp helps nourish the tooth via blood and lymph vessels that carry nutrients and waste in and out from the tooth and gives the tooth feeling via the nerve the root canals house the pulp and extend to the underlying bone the bone holds the tooth with the help of tiny parodontal ligaments attached to the roots.
The pulp tissue enters and exits through opening at the root tips .Bacteria can invade your tooth through a loose or cracked filling, a cavity or a crack your pulp becomes inflamed and infected as it is attacked by bacteria eventually the bacteria may destroy the pulp
The inflammation and infection spread down the root canal, often causing sensitivity to hot or cold foods, throbbing, aching, or pain when you chew
Your tooth bone may become infected and pus formation happens in severe cases as the bacteria escapes through the root openings the bone breaks down and your periodonal ligament may also swell and loosen your teeth.
Single setting root canal
This treatment is done to avoid multiple injections and multiple visits thus reducing the patient’s apprehension
- Absolutely painless and extremely comfortable
- Generally completed in a single sitting of approximately one hour and root canal can be performed in a single sitting
- Single sitting root canal therapy can be performed in selected cases only
Once it has been determined with X-ray and clinical examination that root canal treatment is necessary,
You will be scheduled for one or more appointments
Your visit may last one or two hours and you may receive local anaesthesia.
The purpose of root canal therapy is to improve the health of your damage tooth by removing the swollen and bacteria lade pulp from your root canals through a small opening in the Tooth body or pre-existing hole in the tooth.
Then they can also be sealed with special materials (bioceramics is the latest development in sealing materials) to prevent tooth from reinfection and from reaching your bone.
Your dentist then restores the outside of the tooth with filing which is called core build up so it will function properly
For a longer life of root canal treatment, dentists usually suggest tooth cap.
With both root canal treatment and tooth capping combined, you can get rid of pain and enjoy chewing with same tooth for many more years.
Cleaning and shaping your root canals
First, your dentist makes an opening in your tooth and remove any feeling and decay then, the unhealthy pulp is removed with tiny flexible files. By using delicate, up and down motions we, your dentist gently cleans and smooth your canals to prepare them for the canal filling materials
Filling your root canals after the pulp has been removed from your root canals and they have been smooth and your dentist may fill the canals with tiny cone shaped pieces of cut aperture a form rubber like material or use another dental material a sealant cement is used to seal the filling material into place
Restoring your tooth
After the inside of the tooth has been treated the outside will be restored to protect your tooth’s underlying structures and to give it a healthy appearance if your tooth needs extra support some of the gutta percha may be removed and opposed is inserted before the filling in the Crown are applied
Opposed usually stainless steel on another metal or a fiber post maybe cemented into the root canal to build up the tooth after therapy
A feeling usually silver or a tooth colored dental material may be used to fill the opening in the top of your tooth
Crown in majority of the cases is usually metal or porcelain may be used to cover the root canal treated tooth
Do children require Root Canal therapy
Yes, very often milk borne teeth in children may require root canal therapy though the procedure varies slightly in milk teeth. it’s really important to save milk teeth till their natural shedding time.
What happens after root canal treatment after the inside of your tooth has been treated it is adequately restored to protect you tooth underlying structures in gives your tooth a healthier parents after root canal therapy your tooth should function and feel like your other teeth take care of your treated tooth the same way you would take care of the other teeth brush and floss regularly.
It is advisable to visit your dentist regularly for preventive checkups your dentist is trained to see hidden problems that you cannot
Root canal therapy is a common procedure for saving damaged or diseased teeth retaining a natural tooth is more efficient in chewing and biting and is less expensive than replacing it with an artificial one
PS: Always focus on saving natural teeth. After all they will always be yours. Natural teeth can never be compared with artificial teeth. so kindly insist on saving what’s natural even if it’s for few years. with today’s technology you can get artificial teeth even in your eighties. what if you have your own natural teeth till your eighties.amazing!,,,
Let us help you in achieving that goal
Our goal is saving your natural smile that last lifetime.
So Give your painful tooth another chance to live!!
After all the your teeth deserve care and life..