What is a Root Canal Treatment?
The root canal treatment is performed to repair and restore a tooth that is badly damaged by infection or decay. Root canal treatment involves removal of the nerve of the tooth, cleaning & sealing off the canal space to prevent the bacteria from getting back into the root system.
The main purpose of root canal treatment is to allow a tooth, without a living nerve, to remain in the mouth without pain for chewing and for cosmetic reasons.
Once the tooth has fully emerged from the gums, the tooth’s nerve is non-vital in health & function of the tooth. Its only function is to give you the sense of hot or cold. The removal of a nerve will not affect the daily functioning of the tooth.
When Would You Need A Root Canal Treatment?
The Reasons why you would need a root canal treatment include:
What Should You Expect After the Root Canal?
Root canal treatment may need one to three visits to the dentist. During treatment, we remove the affected nerve tissue. Next, the insides of the tooth or root canal will be cleaned and sealed off. Finally, the tooth is filled with a dental composite. If your tooth is badly decayed, a crown may be placed to make the tooth strong and resilient. As long as you continue to care for your teeth and gums with regular brushing, flossing, and checkups, your restored tooth can last a lifetime.
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