Nothing can replace the feel, functioning and looks of your natural teeth. But, what can you do to save your teeth when it’s severely infected?
Root canal therapy is the answer!
A root canal helps in saving your teeth when your teeth are severely infected or diseased.
You must be thinking why not pull it out? Tooth extraction has its own consequences and missing teeth can be extremely harmful to your oral health.
Root canal preserves your natural tooth, eliminates the need for an artificial tooth and protects your jaw.
Before you decide to get a root canal, understand its procedure described below.
Root canal therapy: The procedure
Root canal treatment can be completed in one or more visits depending on the condition of your infected tooth.
The treatment begins by giving you a local anesthetic and numbing the affected area. A rubber dam is then placed to protect the surrounding teeth from getting infected.
Now, a small opening is created on the tooth to access the root canal. Once the dentist reaches the damaged area, the infected pulp is removed and the canal is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
Then the canal is filled and sealed. For additional protection, a crown is also attached.
Post root canal therapy tips:
Follow the given below tips post-treatment:
- Take any prescribed antibiotics as directed by the dentist to prevent any further infection.
- If you have severe pain for a prolonged period, contact your dentist as soon as possible.
- Make sure you follow proper oral hygiene habits daily.
- Do not apply much pressure on the area where the treatment took place.
- Avoid consuming any hard or chewy food.
Still in doubt?
Do you still have queries regarding the treatment?
Contact our dental office at The Dental Dimensions and get your queries resolved immediately. We are happy to help you and book your appointment timely. We are just a call away to save your teeth!