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ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

Root Canal Treatment

Feeling pain in the tooth is natural if there is a dental problem. However, the problem sometimes is not of the tooth but root canals. Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath to top of the tooth. Inside the root canal is the pulp that gets infected and causes pain in the tooth. A root canal treatment saves a decayed or infected tooth by removing the pulp or cleaning the inside of a tooth.

A diseased inner tooth brings a host of problems, including pain and sensitivity as the first indications of a problem. However, a spreading infection can cause small pockets of pus to develop, which can lead to an abscess. Dentists treat all these problems either by extracting a tooth or by a root canal treatment.

With Dynamic Dental Solutions, it is possible to have a root canal treatment at Baytown with a high rate of success. The dentists remove the diseased tissue and stop the infection from spreading. This ultimately helps in restoring the tooth. Before the procedure of rootwork was developed and gained acceptance, the only alternative for treating a diseased tooth was extraction.

Signs that you need a root canal treatment

Your teeth will tell you whether you need a root canal treatment or not. However, the dentist would use root canal x-rays to determine the need. Furthermore, your teeth would show the following symptoms:

  1. Severe pain while chewing
  2. Pimples on gums
  3. Cracked tooth
  4. Extreme sensitivity
  5. Swollen gums
  6. Discolored tooth

The procedure of a Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment usually entails one to three visits. During the first visit, the dentist drills a small hole through the top of the tooth into the inner chamber. Later, the dentist removes the diseased tissue, cleans the inner chamber, and reshapes the tiny canals. Afterward, the dentist fills the cleansed chamber and canals with an elastic material. He/she also prescribes medicines to prevent infection from spreading. If necessary, the dentist fills the drilled hole with the root canal temporary filling until a permanent seal is made with a crown.

Most patients, after a root canal, experience little or no discomfort or pain. They enjoy a restored tooth that can last almost as long as a healthy tooth. However, in some instances, the root canal hurts years later, but this is not common.

Post-treatment care at Baytown, TX 77520

A root canal needs time and attention to heal. Therefore, while it is recovering, the patient should go for follow-up checkups and take necessary precautions.

  • A root canal therapy would cause numbness in your mouth. Therefore, eating after a root canal can be a problem for a few days. Right after the treatment, a patient should wait for the numbness to get over before starting to eat, so that tongue or cheeks are not hurt while eating.
  • Proper brushing and flossing are essential, along with regular checkups. If you experience any pain or swelling, you should immediately report it to your dentist.
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