What is root canal therapy?

May 12, 2021 1

Root Canals are done when the tooth decays so badly and saving the tooth becomes mandatory. When the soft tissue named pulp seen in the central portion of the tooth seems to be affected, you have to go for root canals. It contains blood vessels and connective tissues facilitating the growth of the root of the tooth. The causes of tooth damage are infection as a result of the accumulation of plaque in the tooth and losing of tooth due to accidents, injury,gum disease or more.

How is Root Canal Therapy carried out?

A local anesthesia is given to the affected tooth. An opening is drilled into the tooth and pulp chamber. Then the dead tissue (pulp) is removed by the cleaning of the chamber using disinfectants. With the aid of a dental sealant, the canals are filled and closed. Then, a cap-like structure/crown is kept above the tooth in such a way that it does not look artificial. Later the crown is cemented for a reason that it does not dislocate.

Advantages of Root Canal Therapy

  • Minimally invasive
  • Eliminates spread of infection and promotes healing
  • Saves a decaying tooth from extraction

Many myths run around root canal procedure establishing the misconception that root canals have to be avoided as it would not be good for one’s health. Not at all. For the dental health, root canals are essential. In a few sittings, the root canal therapy can be done. Besides, this is a less painful and of course, effective mechanism. It is seen that after the root canal therapy, the teeth become brittle because of the lack of water content. To resolve the issue, Dr. Sanchez highly recommends fixing a dental crown, so that with the treated tooth, chewing becomes an easier process.

The root canal therapy procedures completed at Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi are efficient and the results are permanent. Book an appointment with Dr. Sanchez if you are in pain or you think you may need a root canal.

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