Planning to have an appointment with your dentist for a root canal treatment? Or simply you have a toothache problem, planning to go to the dentist and wants to know more about root canal treatment?
How would you know if the toothache you have is a root canal problem?
Assuming you already have a toothache problem and you are in doubt if it needs a root canal treatment, check out below the most common symptoms and signs for root canal issues:
• extreme toothache sensation when applying pressure to the tooth
• gum swelling with pimples appearing
• sensitive teeth to hot and cold elements
• the affected tooth has dark colors
• bone loss (tip of tooth’s root)
• the tooth is tender upon biting
• face, neck, and head is swelling
If you do have experience/s with the above signs and symptoms do not hesitate to have a dental check with your dentist. Do not wait to make your toothache comes to a worse condition.
What is root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment or therapy, or endodontic therapy is a dental treatment for extracting the infection (nerve tissue, blood vessels, and other cells) from the inside of a tooth. In other words, it is used to remove the infected nerves from the tooth’s pulp. In some cases, your tooth would be darkening in color, which means the tooth’s nerves is damaged and is eventually dying.
Is it painful during the root canal treatment?
No, there is not much pain. Local anesthesia is applied to the affected surrounding tooth, a small tenderness can be felt afterward but will be lost with overtime.
What are the steps during the treatment?
Presuming the patient is already under anesthesia and tenderness onto the surrounding tooth can now be felt. The following are the steps involved during the treatment: The first step is the removal of infection by cleaning the root canal. The dentist makes a small opening on the surface of the tooth, extract the dead root canal tissues, cleans, and decontaminate the affected area using dental irrigation solutions. Secondly, filling up the root canal with strong rubber-like material, an adhesive cement for sealing canals permanently. Thirdly, adding together a crown or filling for total protection. Dental treatment appointment usually takes one or two, but on other occasions which depends on case to case basis, it would take more appointments.
If I skip the root canal treatment, what would I do?
Since there is not much of another choice, tooth extraction is the alternative option. A pulp that is decaying or dead will never heal and it is never an option to leave an infected tooth in the mouth(you might die due to tooth infection). Most people favor tooth extraction, but it is highly recommended by the professional dentist to keep the natural teeth as possible.
How much does root canal treatment cost?
Root canal procedure or treatment cost varies widely however, preserving the tooth using root canal treatment would come a long way as cost-efficient. For others, the practical alternative is tooth extraction. While bridge or implants are way out of budget range (expensive).
Now that you have known more about the root canal treatment and hope it would help you more one way or the other. If you need free counsel and impartial advice about your oral health, we encourage you to make a reservation from our dentist, Dr. Paul Bank- one of the best Three Rivers dentists and Medicaid dentists in the area at 269-279-5278.
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