Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy)


What are Endodontics?
Teeth that are in severe states of decay due to injury, fracture, gum disease, or other issues, may need a root canal in order to save the tooth from extraction. Endodontics (root canal therapy) is a specialized area of dentistry which treats these types of dental problems with the ultimate goal of saving your tooth and preventing even worse health problems that can be caused by severe tooth decay and infection.

Why do I need Canal Therapy?
Inside every single tooth is a pulp that provides nutriens and contains the nerves of the tooth. If this pulp becomes infected, it will die. This could lead to possible loss of the tooth, if the infected pulp isn’t removed with root canal therapy. Once the pulp is removed the root canal will be cleaned and sealed.
– Why does the pulp in the root canal treatment need to be removed? When the infected pulp isn’t removed, pain and swelling can result. Without treatment, your tooth may have to be removed.
– What happens if I wait too long for root canal therapy? If you wait too long to get canal therapy then the bacteria infecting the tooth could spread and cause the bone and even more teeth to become infected. Eventually pain, inflammation, and swelling will occur. Several teeth may have to be removed if root therapy isn’t done in time.

What is the root canal procedure?
Below are several steps involved in the root canal therapy. Our team carries out the entire root canal procedure or an endodontist is some cases. An endodontist is a professional dentist that specializes in root canal treatment and root therapy.
1. We will start the root canal therapy by creating a hole through the crown of the tooth down into the roots where the root canal procedures take place. The infected pulp is removed from the root canals and the area is then thoroughly cleansed to prepare for a special root canal filling.
2. These are cases where the pulp chamber can’t be cleaned out completely, so a few days of draining may be required. If this occurs during your root therapy cap will be place on top of the tooth until your next visit.
3. If the previous step was necessary for your root canal treatment, then your temporary cap will be removed. Afterward, a special root canal filling is placed into the canals and then sealed for good. A permanent cap will be placed on the tooth at a later stage to prevent the fracture of the tooth, which will signify the end of your root canal therapy.

A tooth that has been restored by root canal treatment should last a long time if taken care of correctly. If you follow the advice below, you’ll be able to keep an entire set of healthly teeth for the long run . in order to prevent a root canal infection, it is important to take special preventative care. It is recommended that you brush and floss your teeth twice daily, which is definitely a recommendation that you should follow. It is just as important to receive a dental cleaning at least once every six months by one of our experienced members here at MP Clinic.

 

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