Let’s talk about one of the most famous dental procedures, the Root Canals. Root Canals are performed for various reasons and help the patient alleviate nerve pain related to the teeth.
What Is a Root Canal?
A Root Canal is a procedure in which the dentist cleans the inside chamber of the tooth. Yeah! That’s right. People tend to create all kinds of myths behind the root canal but it’s simply the treatment of the nerves of the tooth. In a nutshell, it’s pretty much just a deep cavity,
The sensations in a tooth are performed to and from nerves. These nerves and the connective tissue are in the central soft part of a tooth, the Pulp. The pulp is the removal and cleansing of this small area thoroughly.
Therefore, if your teeth were once painful because of a deep cavity or fracture, we can try to save them and you can have teeth without pain or infection in them. That is why Root Canal is one of the best ways to get rid of severe tooth problems without the need for a complete tooth extraction.
Why Do You Need a Root Canal?
The Pulp in your tooth is a sensitive part. Any damage to the Pulp may lead to severe pain sensation, swelling, inflammation, and infection. Therefore, if the pulp is painful or dead, the best way is to remove the Pulp and get rid of all the pain at once.
Following are some reasons why you need a root canal:
- An untreated cavity full of bacteria can lead to the rotting up of the dentin (the 2nd layer of the tooth) until it reaches the infection of the nerve/pulp.
- Damage to the Pulp due to some accident or injury.
- A wide range of dental procedure on the same tooth requires removal of the Pulp
How Is a Root Canal Done?
Let’s talk about how is the Root Canal performed.
- • Local anesthesia is given before starting the procedure to make the entire procedure painless for the patient.
- • After the anesthesia, the dentist makes a small hole at the top of the tooth, and carefully removes the entire pulp with the help of specific surgical tools known as files.
- • Once the Pulp is removed, the tooth becomes empty from the inside. The walls of the tooth remain reasonably clean while empty from the inside.
- • Certain medications or fluids are applied topically to protect the dental infection from happening.
- • The filling is performed at the last and the tooth is properly restored.
- • Some cases, the tooth needs a crown. That's because the dentist, sometimes, has to remove a large cavity. That makes the reminiscent healthy structure small in comparison to the restoration. So, the crown will help keep everything in one place and will protect the root canal treatment as well.
Keep in Mind
Delaying Root Canal may cause severe pain, swelling of the area, and spread of the infection. Therefore go to a professional dentist as soon as possible and get rid of the problem once and for all.
Root Canal is one of the best and efficient ways of getting rid of dental problems related to the pulp/nerve.