Don’t worry if your dentist tells you that you require a root canal. This procedure has a reputation for being very painful, but it really is not. We are always concerned with your comfort. We will explain how root canal treatment works and make you feel comfortable.
This procedure is usually not more painful than a filling. The infection that precedes the treatment is what generally causes the actual pain.
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What is a Root Canal?
A root canal treatment is used to repair a decayed tooth. Typically, such a tooth is infected by the time this procedure is performed. The treatment can actually save a tooth that would otherwise be lost.
The procedure is often referred to as a “root canal.” However, that is actually the term for an area in the root.
During this procedure, the dentist removes the pulp and the nerve. They then clean out the interior of the tooth and seal it. Without this treatment, the tissue around the tooth becomes infected. Painful abscesses can also manifest.
Some indications of the need for root canal treatment may be:
- Sudden pain
- Throbbing when you bite down or chew
- Sensitivity to foods that are hot or cold
- Injury that results in an abscess in the bone tissue
- Severe decay or an injury that creates an abscess (infection) in the bone.
Infected/Inflamed Pulp Tissue
The natural cavity in the middle of a tooth is called the root canal. Inside that cavity is a soft area known as the pulp chamber. Within the root canal is also the nerve. Sometimes, the pulp inside the tooth becomes infected.
If the problem is not treated, it can lead to a very serious infection.
If the pulp is not eradicated from the root canal, the potential for abscess is great. When you have an abscessed tooth, the swelling can spread. It may even extend to other parts of your face. Your neck and head can become swollen, too.
This kind of infection can cause bone loss at the tip of the root. Additionally, a hole may form in the side of the tooth. If that happens, infectious fluid can start draining into the gums and cheek.
Dentists refer to the root canal procedure as a pulpectomy. The purpose of this treatment is to cure the infected root canal. Many years ago, the dentist would extract a tooth with a damaged core.
Today, doctors use pulpectomy to disinfect a tooth. The dentist then fills the interior of the tooth. This prevents further pain, and it minimizes the occurrence of additional damage.
How Root Canal Treatment Works
First, the dentist anesthetizes the tooth, so you will not need to worry about pain. Then, your dentist creates a hole in the pulp. Our dentist relies on tiny precision instruments to extract the pulp.
As the pulp is being extracted from the tooth, the tooth canal is disinfected. After the dentist disinfects the tooth, they will fill it with a material that prevents more infection.
At Innovative Dental and Orthodontics, we are trained to implement the endodontic treatment known as a “root canal.”
Don’t wait for a toothache to become a major infection. A decaying tooth must be treated by your dentist as soon as possible. Contact us to book an appointment for your root canal.
About Dr. Amit Kamat
Dr. Amit Kamat is a prosthodontist, which means he has specialized training. One percent of dentists has undergone this kind of training. Dr. Kamat has had three years of advanced education in:
- cosmetic dentistry
- rehabilitation of the entire mouth
Dr. Amit Kamat, Prosthodontist, and Dr. Sejal Kamat, Orthodontist, work as a unique team of dental specialists. They are highly qualified to devise and implement the best treatment plan for you.
At Innovative Dental and Orthodontics we are trained to perform endodontic treatment.
Contact us today to set up an appointment for a root canal treatment.