ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Root Canal Treatment is, in short, a treatment for tooth pain that involves cleaning the tooth and removing the infection which is causing the pain. The cleaned tooth is then protected from further infection by treating them with a solution and inserting fillings.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
If the pulp becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root canal system of the tooth. This may eventually lead to pain or an abscess. When this occurs your tooth can often still be saved with root canal therapy. Severe pain, swelling, sensitivity to hot or cold, or a darkening tooth, are signs that a root canal problem exists. The purpose of root canal therapy is to eliminate tooth pain.
Restoring milk teeth is also critical as they are vital for chewing, speaking, maintaining kid’s smile and holding space for permanent teeth
IS IT PAINFUL?
No. First, the dentist will give you local anaesthesia – this means an injection near the bad tooth. Other than this little prick, you won’t feel much pain throughout the procedure.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
The aim of the treatment is to remove all the infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection.
At the first appointment, the infected pulp is removed and any abscesses can be drained. The root canal is then cleaned and shaped ready for the filling. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle.
The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled.
Will the tooth be safe after treatment?
Yes. However, because a ‘dead' tooth is more brittle, you may need to have a crown to provide extra support and strength to the tooth.