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Everything You Should Know About Root Canals

November 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Health and Fitness

One of the most difficult types of body pains to experience is when one has agony in his tooth. That irritating feeling that just never seems to go is so tough to deal with you that you would just want to yank your tooth out if you could. So you go to your dentist to seek treatment and on checking your tooth the dentist would make it plain that you want a root canal.

What's a root canal? This dental process is called such as the “root” of the tooth, the pulp of the tooth which leads down towards the roots, will be removed along with the rest of the nerve ends of that tooth. This is done to take away the pain the individual is feeling at the exact same time still save the tooth. The pulp often becomes infected due to unacceptable care of your tooth leading to inflammation that causes you so much agony and discomfort.

The medical term of this procedure is called the endodontic treatment. While most dentists are trained to do root canals, the more very skilled ones that concentrate on this type of procedure are called endodontists. When the root canal is treated, the pulp of the tooth is removed and all of the canals including the pulp chamber of the tooth are filled and sealed in order to forestall bacteria from going into the tooth.

Why is it necessary to have a root canal? Aside from it being the sole procedure which will stop the agony you are feeling, this is the only way for you to save your tooth. The last thing that a dentist would counsel is to extract your tooth which will lead on to the misalignment of your set of teeth. A primary reason why you will need a root canal is if a tooth has become abscessed. The death of the pulp in your tooth will lead to a puss to form around the gums. It is in the form of a tiny bump which forms around the dead root. If not treated it is going to grow and may even spread to surrounding bones or tissue. In some unusual cases it can even cause death particularly if the bacteria has seeped into the blood.

Another reasons would be if you happen to have a deep cavity. Tooth rot that extends way deep into the tooth and reaches the pulp will need a root canal. In a number of cases you won't feel any pain or discomfort but the process has to be done so as to remove the decay along with the remainder of the nerve endings.

How is the process done? The first thing that a dentist will do is to offer you a local anesthetic. A rubber damn is then placed around the affected tooth to prevent the bacteria from your saliva from entering while the treatment is in progress. Next, the dentist makes an opening on the tooth to be able to reach the root canal and in the end down to the inflamed pulp. The next thing that he will do is to enlarge the root canal so he could remove the pulp absolutely. Once this is done he will seal it and fill the canal. The opening is then sealed with a permanent or temporary filling.

Lionel Piedmont, the writer, utilized the resources provided by the site of Verde Pointe Dental Associates, dentists serving the Marietta, Georgia area.

Originally posted 2013-11-02 11:16:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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