What is the Root Canal Treatment?

The dental pulp is the soft area inside the tooth. The dental pulp has blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. The nerves of the tooth are also called the legs of the tooth. The root canals extend from the tip of the tooth to the nerve chamber. The root canal and a crown treatment helps rebuild a damaged tooth

A dental crown is placed on the damaged tooth’s head to strengthen its appearance, shape, and size. The Root canal and crown treatment should be undertaken when the dental pulp is infected, dead, or inflamed. An endodontist or a dentist carries out the procedure. The process involves removing all the pulp and filling up the space to prevent any future attack by bacteria. This process is much better than having a dental implant.

When you think of root canal and crown treatment, you might be thinking of frightening procedures. But in reality, it is not so. There is no intimidating surgery involved in the root canal treatment. Some dentists have been conducting root canal treatments effectively and effortlessly for ages. The dentists use high-quality equipment and local anesthesia.

When the toothaches and the gum is swollen, it needs immediate medical attention; if ignored, the bacteria might spread to other parts of the gum too.

Given below are a few symptoms that might alert you to seek dental consultation:

Severe pain in the tooth.

Pain while chewing food.

Sensitivity to either very hot or icy food.

Swelling in the gum.

A feeling of the tooth becoming loose.

Tooth pain that isn’t yielding to regular drugs.

Teeth is getting a dark brownish tinge.

If you have been suffering from the symptoms mentioned above for a considerable time, you need to approach a dentist instantly.

Root Canal  and Crown Treatments happens like this:

After administering local anesthesia, the tooth pulp is removed from inside the teeth’ crown and roots. The canal is disinfected to rule out the possibility of bacterial growth. The root canal is then covered with a rubber-like substance like Gutta Percha. The opening of the teeth is permanently sealed to keep it safe from any future infection. Root canal treatment needs two sittings over two days.

The process is affordable. Nevertheless, the billing is directly proportional to the intensity of the damage. If it is just one tooth, it is quite reasonable. Hence, including healthy dental practices in our day to day lives is a saner option. As they say, prevention is better than cure!