Having a toothache is a very uncomfortable condition, indeed it can somehow affect what you eat, feel unproductive, had a lot of sleepless nights, and interferes with your daily activities.
It may be challenging to get to work if you frequently experience toothaches and more importantly, it could be difficult for you to concentrate effectively on your daily tasks which could led to reduce your productivity. That’s why it’s better to be proactive than reactive when it comes to your oral health.
What is Root Canal?
The root canal is a part of your tooth. Every tooth has a section that is hollow this is where the blood vessels, nerve tissues, as well as other cells, are located. This is also known as the pulp.
A tooth is made up of a crown, as well as roots. The part of the tooth located above the gums is known as the crown, while the part located under the gums is known as the roots.
The tooth is attached to the jawbone owing to the roots. Located inside the crown, as well as the root, is the tooth’s pulp. The pulp is responsible for nourishing the tooth and providing moisture to the material surrounding the area. The nerves that are in the pulp can sense temperatures, such as hot or cold, as well as pain.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
The official name for Root Canal Therapy is Endodontic Therapy. This also means treatment that takes place inside the teeth. It is a dental treatment that enables the removal of infection located inside the tooth. It can also enable the tooth to stay protected from infections in the future.
This treatment is carried out at the root canal, which is essentially the tooth’s pulp. You can get your root canal treated at Root Canal Chatswood; we perform all our root canal procedure under microscope.
Despite this, the treatment has become popularly known as Root Canal Therapy.
WHO NEEDS TO GET A ROOT CANAL THERAPY?
If somehow the pulp of the tooth becomes damaged or diseased, it loses its ability to protect itself. As a result, the tissue is exposed during. Bacteria can enter the pulp area if there is a deep cavity or a loose filling.
The infection can spread if not treated. As a result, the tooth will become loose and will need to be extracted. You may be able to save your natural tooth with root canal therapy.
What are the following types of pain that often indicate a root canal infection?
- Severe tooth pain when chewing
- Pain that is so strong that you can’t sleep at night and a pain that occurs when you’re putting pressure on the infected tooth
- Thermal stimuli pain- for instance, it may happen when you drink cold water right after a hot beverage, or vice versa
- A spontaneous pain that is either intermittent or continuous
- A lingering toothache and A pulsing toothache.
On the other hand, here are some swelling symptoms that may point to root canal infections:
- Swelling that lasts for a long period of time
- A gum pimple-like boil situated in front of or on the root tip
- The tooth that feels a bit taller than adjacent teeth
- A recurring pimple that forms on the gums
- Pronounced swelling
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A ROOT CANAL THERAPY?
A root canal therapy at Root Canal Chatswood, typically involves three steps. It can take anywhere between one to three sessions to get a complete root canal treatment. Here are the three steps involved in root canal therapy:
- The root canal is cleaned
The first step involves the dentist of K Family Dental, removing everything that is located inside the root canal. You’ll be placed under anesthesia during the procedure. Following this, the dentist will make a small hole on top of the tooth. A small file is then used to remove the dead pulp tissue located inside the tooth.
- The root canal is filled
After the hollow area inside the tooth has been cleaned, it’s time to shape as well as clean the area. The hollow area inside the tooth is decontaminated as well. This is done with the help of small files, as well as an irrigation solution. The tooth is then filled with a material that is like rubber. An adhesive cement is then used to ensure that the canals are completely sealed.
Once a root canal therapy at K Family Dental, is completed, that tooth dies. You will no longer be able to feel any pain coming from that tooth. This is as the nerve tissues in the tooth has been removed. As a result, any infection in the tooth has also been removed.
- A crown or a filling is added
After a root canal therapy at K Family Dental, the tooth becomes more fragile than it used to be. When a tooth doesn’t have any pulp, it receives nourishment from the ligament that keeps it attached to your bone. This is usually enough to give the tooth all the nourishment it needs.
However, with time, the tooth is likely to become more brittle. Therefore, a crown or a filling is added, so the tooth receives additional protection. The crown or the filling needs to be completely added before you can chew or bite anything with that tooth.
After the crown or the filling has been successfully added at K Family Dental, you can continue to you the tooth the same way you normally did. To get a crown or a filling added to your tooth, you typically won’t need more than one sitting at K Family Dental.
However, in case your teeth have curved canals, or multi canals, or even large infections in your mouth, then more appointments may be required.
Root canal therapy cannot just preserve the natural teeth, it also preserves people’s dental health. Root canal essentially helps prevents oral conditions such as poor dental health, and most importantly helps maintain the healthy and visual appeal teeth.
Root Canal Chatswood are dedicated professionals in dental care treatments with a most gentle treatment in Root Canal Treatment for you and your family. Book an appointment for Root Canal Therapy at K Family Dental today!