Root Canal Treatment

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is designed to remove bacteria from infected canals, prevent re-infection of the tooth, and preserve the natural tooth. During root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp will be cleaned, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected thoroughly, and then filled.

How Root Canal Treatment is Done?

To treat an infection in the root canal, the bacteria must be removed.

This can be done:

  • Removing bacteria from the root canal system ( root canal treatment)
  • Tooth removal (teeth extraction)
  • But tooth extraction is generally not recommended because it is better to keep as many natural teeth as possible.

Before root canal treatment, you will usually be given a local anesthetic.

This means that the procedure will be painless and less uncomfortable than a filling.

After the bacteria is removed, the canal is filled and the tooth is filled with a filling or crown. In most cases, the inflamed tissue near the tooth will heal spontaneously.

Root canal therapy is often effective. In about 9 out of 10 cases, teeth can last up to 10 years after root canal treatment.

Before Root Canal Treatment

During the procedure, the dentist will inject a local anesthetic into the gums and he may have an adverse reaction to tobacco and alcohol. Because anesthetic will be injected into the gums during the procedure, the patient’s mouth may be numb for hours afterward, making it difficult to eat and drink, so unless the dentist tells the patient not to eat Drink a few hours before the procedure will help much recovery. more comfortable. Most dentists advise their patients to take ibuprofen several hours before starting treatment. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory pain reliever that will help reduce swelling.

After Root Canal Treatment

It is important to take care of your teeth while recovering from root canal treatment.

You should avoid biting hard foods until the treatment is complete.

After your final treatment, your restored tooth should be pain-free, although it may hurt for a few days.

You can take an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, to ease discomfort.

Return to your dentist if you still have pain or swelling after using the pain reliever. In most cases, the need for additional root canal therapy can be avoided by:

  • keep your teeth clean
  • don’t eat too many sweets
  • quit smoking if you smoke


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