Every tooth consists of three different layers. The outermost and the hardest layer is enamel, and the second layer is dentin. The third is pulp, which is the cavernous space where the live tissue and nerve of each tooth is located.
If for any reason the pulp space gets exposed to the outside environment, the tissue becomes contaminated and eventually gets infected. The exposure of pulp happens in many circumstances, such as when you have a large cavity or a fracture of tooth. Your dentist can explain the exact reason for damage to this tissue. In these cases, the treatment is usually root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment is the process of going inside the pulp space and removing the infected, dead tissue. The space is then disinfected and sealed with special materials. Nowadays, root canal treatments are performed with advanced techniques and materials, which makes them far more comfortable and faster. After root canal treatment is complete, your dentist will usually place a crown/cap on your tooth to protect it against fracture.
At Sharda Dental Hospital and Aesthetic Centre, we regularly perform root canal treatments in order to remove infections and save our patients’ teeth.We are an expert at completing the procedure and doing so while keeping patients completely comfortable. Root canals are a common procedure. In fact, every year millions of root canals are performed and, as a result, the need to pull infected teeth is greatly reduced.
When a tooth becomes infected, that infection can spread into the center of the tooth. This area is called the dental pulp. Inside of the dental pulp is the nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels. All of the sensitive areas of the tooth are contained here. As such, when the area becomes infected it can be incredibly painful, requiring immediate treatment.
A root canal procedure works by creating a small hole in the tooth so that all of the infected areas can be removed. The infected dental pulp is removed, we will clean the area to ensure that the infection is gone.
In order to complete the root canal, we will seal up the hole and area where the dental pulp used to be. This is typically done with something called gutta-percha. This is a rubber-like substance that can help to stabilize the tooth now that a portion is missing. we then use a filling or crown/cap in order to further strengthen and protect the damaged tooth. Both fillings and crowns can now be made in tooth-color. This means that regardless of where your infected tooth is located, a crown can be used, and it will blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.
You should schedule an appointment with us to discuss the health status of your teeth, any problems that you may be having and what should be done to heal and protect the tooth. If it appears that a root canal treatment is the best option, we will make this recommendation. If not, we will present a treatment solution that will solve your health issue. Overall, a root canal treatment is extremely effective for saving damaged teeth by removing any infection that may be there. This single treatment makes it possible for millions of teeth to be saved on an annual basis and once it is completed; eating and drinking becomes easy again.
We help patients feel comfortable during their root canal endodontics procedure by using local anaesthetics. We have a variety of ways that we can eliminate both discomfort and anxiety during a root canal. Whether a patient needs to take something ahead of time to relax or medication to numb the specific area that is being worked on, We are an expert at painless dentistry and ensuring that patients are able to enjoy their dental treatments.
In the past, many people would need to have their teeth pulled if they became severely infected or the dental pulp became inflamed. Now, those same teeth can be saved by performing a root canal. This is a far better option because it keeps the natural tooth in place. This is important for the shape of the face because as teeth fall out the muscles in the face can start to sag. While this isn’t particularly common with the loss of one tooth, it is when several become infected and fall out. By treating and saving an infected tooth, We are helping to preserve our patient’s facial structure.
Another benefit is that once the root canal has been completed, and the filling or crown is in place; it is possible to eat like normal and without restrictions. Once the infection is gone, and the tooth is strengthened, it will behave like it used to. That makes it possible to bite down with normal force, chew, and maintain normal activities without worrying about the tooth. This helps patients get back to return to their busy schedules.
A restored tooth will look completely natural if a tooth-colored crown or filling is used to restore it. In fact, crowns can be created in the exact shade of the surrounding teeth so that it blends in perfectly. This way no one will know that you ever had a procedure completed. If, in fact, you had a root canal done previously, you may want to have the filling or crown around it replaced with today’s version for an improved appearance.
Alternatively, if don’t have a root canal procedure completed, the infected tooth will likely need to be pulled. This is essential for preventing the spread of infection. Once the tooth is removed it will need to be replaced. The options for doing so involve wearing a denture, getting a dental bridge or having dental implants installed. These are all viable solutions but take additional time, and the recovery period is longer since the procedures will take several steps. Therefore, the easiest and most straightforward solution is to have a root canal procedure.