Four Facts About Root Canals You Need to Know for Oral Health, Sacramento
- Root canal therapy is also called endodontic treatment. The outermost layer of our teeth is called enamel. The one inner to this is the dentine. The one inner to this as well is the pulp cavity. The pulp cavity comprises nerves, blood vessels, and cellular matter. During root canal treatment, all the matter inside the dental pulp cavity is removed. The cavity is then cleaned up thoroughly well and disinfected. It is then filled with a substance like gutta-percha. The cavity is sealed off from the outside environs and a tooth cap or crown placed atop the existing tooth structure for providing it with strength and support.
- Many people have the misnomer that root canal treatment is very painful. This is not the case. There is some discomfort involved in the procedure – this happens at the time of giving injections to numb the area. Other than this, there is no pain or discomfort involved in this line of treatment. Thus, one should not fear root canal treatment thinking it is very painful since this is not the case.
- Root canal treatment means tooth restoration. This treatment is very useful since with it; one can have the same set of teeth or tooth as before without having it extracted or removed and replaced. In place of tooth extraction and replacement, the original tooth is treated to become stronger. In case the tooth or teeth are extracted, one will need to have dentures or dental implants’ treatment done. Dentures last for five to seven years and may become loose or ill-fitting with time. Dental implants, on the other hand, can last for the entire duration of the lifetime of the person, provided they are cared for properly. Dental implants are permanent and once embedded, they stay in their place. Dentures are not so. They are to be removed every night and placed in a container full of cleansing liquid into which a cleansing tablet has been added. Dental implants are one of the latest trades to come into the world of dentistry. Dentures have been around for a much longer time.
- Endodontic treatment or root canal therapy may or may not be successful the first time it is done. However, the dentist should try it the second time around as well. If it is unsuccessful in the second attempt, the dentist should go in for a tooth or teeth extraction (whichever the case) and then for dental implants or dentures (after consultation about which procedure will work the best). Also, after undergoing root canal treatment, the patient should visit the dentist on a regular basis to see if any after-work needs to be done. At times, certain other procedures may be required, or even professional cleaning and scaling may be needed with endodontic treatment. Whichever the case, it stands to reason that one does not have to do away with one’s original tooth or teeth with endodontic treatment. One can have a shot at living with the original tooth instead of replacing it.
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