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Root canal treatment
The human teeth consist of a crown and one or more roots. The crown is the part you see. The roots you don’t see. They are anchored under your gums. In each root there is a canal with root canal. They include nerve fibers and small blood vessels. This tissue is called pulpa. If the tissue is inflamed the dentist performs a root canal treatment.
What causes inflamed dental tissue?
Tooth decay can infect your tooth tissue. A hard blow on your tooth can be a reason. Bacteria are usually the cause of inflammation. Do you feel your teeth are sensitive when you drink cold or hot drinks? It can be a first signal. Sometimes inflammation does not cause any complaints, but severe pain occurs. Your dentist must remove the inflamed dental tissue, otherwise it will die. When the tooth is not removed, the inflammation may extend to your jawbone.
As a result, jawbone can be lost and the teeth will fall out.
What happens during a root canal treatment?
During a root canal treatment, the dentist removes the inflamed dental tissue. Inflammation dental tissue can’t be treated. It is an irreversible process. That’s why your dentist removes the inflamed tissue. A root canal treatment is also called channel or nerve treatment.
Root canal treatment
The root canal treatment is held under the local anesthesia if your dental tissue is still (in part) ‘alive’. Sometimes anesthesia isn’t necessary if your dental tissue is already extinct. Often your dentist makes one or more x-rays. Thus he has a good control over the course of treatment. First your dentist works with your tooth, opens and removes the inflamed tissue. After this, he cleans the canal with small fillets and rinse it with a disinfectant rinsing liquid. Then the channels are filled.
After the root canal treatment, your dentist will complete your tooth or close it with a filling. If a tooth is weak, a crown may be required. Such treatment can take more time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a root canal treatment be performed at each tooth?
Sometimes your dentist can’t perform root canal treatment for each tooth because there are additional problems. The main reason is that the tooth should be removed. You can discuss the possible solutions for replacing your lost tooth. For example, think about the bridge.
Is root canal treatment painful?
Root canal treatment isn’t painful with anesthesia.
How long does root canal treatment last?
The duration of a root canal treatment depends on the number of root canals. Teeth usually have one root. The treatment time therefore varies from half to one and a half hours. Often the dentist can complete the root canal treatment at once. Sometimes you have visit dentists several times.
Will I feel the pain after root canal treatment?
After cleaning the root canals you can feel some pain, which can last for a few days. You can control the pain with a good analgesic. An antibiotic is usually not necessary.
How long the root canal can serve?
The life of a tooth or dialysis with a root canal treatment is difficult to predict and differs greatly from patient. After a root canal treatment there is still a risk of inflammation and it may be necessary to carry out a re-endo to maintain the tooth. There is also risk of a break due to drilling or heavy filling.
Can I use professional tooth cleaning?
After root canal treatment a tooth can discolour. If any discoloration occurs, your dentist can usually fix it. There are several possibilities for this. Ask your dentist for advice.