The New Age of Dental Care with Root Canal Treatment

The New Age of Dental Care with Root Canal Treatment

Everything we should know about root canal treatment

The center of the tooth is filled with soft pulp tissue and sensory nerves. This root pulp is infected or inflamed, the root canal treatment is advised. This treatment helps to save the tooth from extraction. And it prevents the infection from spreading to the healthy tissue around the infected tooth.  These may sometimes lead to the formation of an abscess.

What causes tooth decay or infection?


A deep decay caused by an infected tooth, a crack or chipped tooth, or repeated dental procedures or large fillings in the tooth and sometimes due to facial trauma. The tooth pulp to become irritated and inflamed because of these reasons.

What is the duration of RCT or Root Canal Treatment?


A Root Canal Treatment may need a couple of visits to the dental office. You will be often treated by RCT specialists or Endodontists specialized in Root Canal Therapy. An x-ray is advised to see the extent of infection or damage to the tooth and to confirm the treatment.

The procedure involves anesthetizing the area locally, to comfort the patient. An access hole is drilled into the tooth to clear out the infected pulp, any related debris, and bacteria using endodontic treatment procedure. After thorough cleaning of the treatment, it is sealed the same day by some dentists, or sometimes temporarily sealed for a week or so with medication placed in the canal to completely clear out any lurking infection and prevent contamination of food and saliva entering the Endodontic Therapy, until the final filling is done in the next appointment.

In the final appointment, the root canal is finally sealed with a rubber compound called gutta-percha and restored to normal function with the placement of a crown.

Understanding the process of recovery?

recovery-timeThe recovery period is not more than a week usually if the filling is done in a couple of sittings. After completion of this  Root Canal Therapy in Davie, you might feel certain discomfort in the tooth. The discomfort that is faced here can be resolved through over the counter medication. Most often patients can return to their routine activities from the next one or two days. Restraining the repaired tooth to normal biting and chewing is preferred to prevent the breaking of the fragile tooth before it is fully restored.

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