Endodontic Root Canals
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Endodontic dentistry focuses on treating diseases or damage that have occurred to the inside pulp of the tooth. When the soft tissue or “pulp” of the tooth is exposed to disease or infection from a damaged tooth or a deep cavity it can become seriously inflamed. Treatment is recommended right away as the pain and infection can be severe and worsen quickly over time. With years of experience in endodontic care Dr. Riar can help you get the treatment you need so you can continue living pain-free and comfortably.
What Is A Root Canal?
Root canal treatment is a treatment sequence for the infected pulp of a tooth which is intended to result in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.
Root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. The term “root canal” comes from cleaning of the canals inside a tooth’s root. Decades ago, root canal treatments often were painful. With dental advances and local anesthetics, most people have little if any pain during a root canal. In fact, it’s probably more painful living with a decayed tooth. Root canal alternatives include extracting the damaged tooth, no further treatment, or replacing the tooth with a dental implant, bridge or removable partial denture.
A SIMPLE PROCEDURE FOR HEALTHY TEETH THAT LAST
First, the tooth is numbed for create a pain-free treatment. A small hole is made into the tooth to extract the source of pain and infection. Next the root canal is cleaned and medicine is applied to help remove any sources of bacteria. The cleaned root canal is filled with a rubber-like material and a dental crown or filling is applied to seal the area. Once your root canal procedure has been completed you are free to bite, chew and speak freely as you normally would with regular adult teeth.
How Painful Are Root Canals?
Root canal treatment (endodontics) is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth. Root canal treatment is not painful and can save a tooth that might otherwise have to be removed completely.
Do I Need A Crown After A Root Canal?
Crowning your tooth after a root canal is important to maintain the tooth long term. So it is important to make an appointment with your general dentist to restore your tooth after your root canal appointment.
When Is A Root Canal Needed?
Because a tooth that needs root canal therapy often is one that has a large filling or extensive decay or other weakness, a crown, crown and post, or other restoration often needs to be placed on the tooth to protect it, prevent it from breaking, and restore it to full function.
Is It Better To Get A Root Canal Or A Dental Implant?
If you’ve got longevity in mind, know that dental implants can last you for much longer than a root canal and crown. They have a low failure rate and can last decades with good care. With a root canal, you may still end up with your tooth failing or needing to replace crowns after five to 15 years.