ROOT CANAL TREATMENT & ENDODONTIC TREATMENT
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT: WHAT IS IT?
Endodontic (root canal) therapy can save a tooth that has been harmed by fracture, infection, or decay. The goal is to heal the tooth and its surrounding tissues in order to treat the infection and dental pain.
The sole remaining option, in the absence of root canal therapy, is to have the affected tooth extracted and replaced with an implant, a fixed bridge, or a removable denture.
I Have Symptoms, What Should I Do?
A toothache or any of the aforementioned symptoms could indicate that you require root canal therapy. Please get in touch with us, and we’ll set up an appointment for you to see the dentist. To accurately analyze your health and give you a comprehensive variety of treatment options, we might need to take some x-rays. We will set up your appointments after we have talked about your circumstance and you have chosen the course of action that best suits your needs. In many cases, we will start your therapy the same day, especially if you came in agony.
What’s The Procedure?
The tooth’s interior is cleaned, then it is filled once the dead nerve has been removed. Contrary to popular misconceptions, a well done root canal is a painless surgery that guarantees the tooth is saved rather than extracted.
Depending on the complexity of the case or whether you are experiencing any symptoms, the root canal procedure is typically finished in one or two sessions. A crown is frequently placed over a rear tooth after root canal therapy to increase strength.
When a post is needed to restore the tooth or if the root needs to be retained to preserve the surrounding bone, root canal therapy may be performed electively.
Is There a Good Success Rate?
It is advised that a crown or onlay be applied to the tooth after root canal therapy in order to improve the success rate and durability of the procedure. Many teeth that have undergone root canal therapy last a lifetime following the procedure, demonstrating the high success rate of endodontic treatment. Only very rarely can root canal therapy fail to save a patient’s tooth, in which case the tooth may need to be extracted. However, there is still hope because you have the choice of implants or bridges.