Root canal treatment
Endodontic treatment helps you maintaining your natural tooth , continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for ongoing dental work ,with proper care most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a life time.
Root canal treattment is necessary when pulp become inflamed or infected .
Infection or inflammation can have a variety of causes like deep decay , repeated dental procedure on the tooth , faulty crowns , cracks or chipping of the tooth in addition to the trauma that may cause pulp damage .
If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated it can cause pain or lead to an abccess or swelling .
Why to choose an ENDODONTIST ?
Endodontists are skilled specialists in finding the cause of oral and facial pain that has been difficult to diagnosis like :
• Tooth Pain
• Abscessed Teeth
• Cracked Teeth
• Dislodged Teeth
• Knocked-Out Teeth
While endodontists are specialists in saving teeth—meaning they are trained in performing root canal treatment and other procedures to save the tooth— they will look at all treatment options to determine the best course of action for each individual patient and case.
How does endodontic treatment save the tooth?
During root canal or endodontic treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.
You may feel some tenderness after the root canal treatment; these symptoms are temporary and usually respond very well to the pain killer medications.
Contact your dentist if you develop any of the following
- If you have severe pain or pressure that lasts more than few days.
- If you have swelling inside or outside your mouth.
- if your bite feels uneven
- if your filling comes out.
- Return of original symptoms.