Facts about Root Canal Treatment

Facts about Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment or the endodontic procedure performed to repair and save the teeth. It is commonly required when there is pain or infection in the roots of a tooth. The nerve and pulp are removed, and centre of the affected tooth is cleaned and sealed.

Why do you need to undergo root canal treatment?

When the pulp or the soft tissue inside is swelling, it can cause severe pain and discomfort. If not attended as soon as possible, it can even lead to severe decay and chipping in the teeth. As mentioned, this procedure is the medical care that can fix the problem.

Another case is when tissue or pulp is in poor condition, it breaks down and bacteria build-up within the pulp chamber. The bacteria and other spoiled portion can cause a thick yellowish or greenish opaque liquid called the pus. When these accumulate and reaches the ends of the roots of the tooth, it leads to a far worse scenario called an ‘abscessed tooth’.

Furthermore, the infection can spread and not just damage the mouth area but also the face, neck, head and the bone around the tip of the root. Contrary to popular belief, there is no need to be deeply concerned when you are set for the treatment. With anaesthetics and advanced methods, it can be done with minimal to no pain.

Signs to look for in an infection include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch and chewing, discolouration of the tooth and swelling, drainage and tenderness in the lymph nodes as well as nearby bone and gum tissues. Sometimes, however, there are no symptoms.

What are the advantages undergoing this process?

  • Efficient chewing and food intake
  • Normal biting force and sensation
  • Natural appearance
  • Protects the teeth from further damage

Major effects of a successful procedure:

  • Maintain your natural smile
  • Undisturbed food consumption
  • Limited dental appointments

Head to the website of Endodontic Group to seek the help of endodontists equipped with outstanding skills and most advanced technology to administer root canal treatment and other dental procedures. You are one painless treatment away from smiling and eating with ease. Set an appointment now!