Root canal treatment is used to repair badly decayed or infected teeth. It is required when the pulp (the soft tissue at the centre of the tooth) has been damaged by a bacterial infection. During the treatment the bacteria will be removed, the root canal will be filled and the tooth sealed with a filling or crown.
A complex procedure necessary for saving a tooth in a state of decay, root canal treatment is very often what is needed to cure toothaches. When the infection spreads throughout the tooth (pulpitis), it is necessary to hollow it out and fill it up with antibiotics. This procedure takes more than one visit, usually around three.
Root canal treatments are one of the more advanced tools of conservative dentistry, aimed at keeping your tooth functioning for as long as possible. During a root canal treatment procedure, the inside of the tooth is removed, essentially killing the tooth, but reinforcing it, making sure it keeps good and can be in the mouth properly fulfilling its function for as long as a decade, depending on the circumstances. This is a last ditch effort to save the tooth, and is frequently the last procedure used before a tooth extraction becomes inevitable.
A root canal treatment requires several trips to the dentist. During the first visit, the inside of the tooth will be removed, and the bacterial infection along with it. The root canals will be enlarged and shaped, and a medicated root filling will be provided in order to kill off the bacterial infection in the tooth. The face will likely swell up, and the process will need to be repeated several times in order to get all of the bacteria out. During subsequent visits, the root filling will be changed, and the tooth drained of pus.
The final root filling you will receive will be one that fills up all of the tooth, including the inside. This will result in a strengthened, albeit dead tooth, with no feeling that is not connected to the nervous system. This tooth is perfectly good and functional, provided that it is kept clean and taken care of properly. The tooth is thus strengthened and cleaned, and any infections and pain should be gone by the time the treatment ends.
If you see a very large cavity on your tooth, then you will probably need a root canal treatment, as the infection will have reached your tooth pulp and dentine. If a tooth that has already been filled once is hurting, then it is likely that you will need a root canal treatment. Molars are most often in need of a root canal, and if a tooth is sensitive to warmth, it is also likely that a root canal treatment is in order.
Advanced root canal treatment utilizing a microscope, known as microsurgical endodontics, becomes necessary in scenarios where the anatomical complexity of the tooth, such as narrow or curved root canals, or the presence of calcifications, makes conventional treatment challenging or when previous root canal treatments have failed. The use of a surgical operating microscope in these procedures allows for enhanced visualization of the tooth's internal structures, significantly increasing the precision of the treatment. This precision, in turn, contributes to the high success rate of microsurgical endodontic procedures, with studies indicating success rates significantly higher than traditional methods, often exceeding 90%. The increased visibility provided by the microscope enables the endodontist to more accurately clean and seal the root canals, leading to better outcomes and a greater likelihood of preserving the natural tooth over the long term.
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