Has your tooth ever been chipped, cracked, decayed or damaged?
You are not alone. Millions of teeth are treated and saved from extraction through root canal treatment. It is the last line of defense when it comes to saving a tooth that has been severely damaged by tooth decay.
Root canal has always been the treatment of choice, when you develop a severe infection involving your natural tooth’s pulp.
When the tooth begins to decay, root canal treatment helps by removing the inflamed /infected interior of the tooth. While performing this procedure , the professional dentist will thoroughly clean and disinfect the root canal of your tooth.
He will apply medication to address the infection and seal the tooth with a rubber-like material. A crown is often used to protect the newly repaired tooth.
This entire process takes almost an hour and patients aren’t allowed to chew for a few days until the tooth gets completely healed. So if you are somehow ignoring dental hygiene, your tooth might start to decay. This may cause discomfort, pain, and an eventual loss of your tooth. The choice is yours!
Now let’s understand the signs that suggest you need a root canal?
Just like any other disease, this problem also comes with some serious symptoms that are noticeable and need to be attended to quickly. Have a look here-
- Soreness in the gums
- Facing severe tooth, gum or ear pain
- Darkening of tooth or gums
- Sensitivity to hot or cold food/drinks,
- Unbearable tooth and gum pain
You just can’t wait out a tooth infection and it is unwise to do so, right? Immediately visit your dentist and start the treatment. Because the longer you avoid a root canal, the more likely your tooth rots and the infection spreads.
Are Root Canals Painful?
The root canal treatment begins only after giving local anesthesia to the patient so the process becomes less painful. Just like any other dental surgery, you may experience some discomfort, mild ache during the treatment. But this pain is less than the pain of leaving the infection untreated.
Also if you want an alternative to a root canal then tooth removal or replacement becomes the only option.
However, the procedure of root canal is quite simple, effective, and successful while the option for replacement is a bit time-consuming and expensive.
Can a Root Canal Fail?
A root canal can fail for multiple reasons, mainly re-infection due to cavity or gum problems. However, since the pulp tissues are removed, there’s no pain .
Please, Don’t ignore your tooth infection. If you can sense the symptoms of tooth decay, call or visit Fine Feather Dental Clinic to alleviate your pain with the best dental treatment ever.