Root canal treatment is intended to remove germs from infected root canals, prevent reinfection of the tooth, and preserve the original tooth. When a root canal is performed, the inflammatory or infected pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected before being filled and sealed. Our team at Woodruff Family Dental will make sure you are comfortable throughout your root canal treatment.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a therapy that is performed to heal and save a tooth that has become seriously decaying or infected. If the tooth is not treated, the surrounding tissue will become infected, and abscesses may occur.
After a tooth has emerged through the gums, the nerve is no longer crucial to its health and function. Its sole purpose is to produce the sensation of hot or cold. The presence or lack of a nerve does not affect the tooth's day-to-day functioning.
What Are the Symptoms of That Root Canal Therapy Is Needed?
- A strong toothache is caused by chewing or applying pressure.
- Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures for an extended period.
- Tooth discoloration
- Swelling and discomfort in the gums close
- Tooth Injuries/Fractured Teeth
Why Is RCT Required?
If the pulp becomes infected, the infection may spread through the tooth's root canal system. This could eventually result in an abscess. An abscess is an inflammatory location where pus collects, causing enlargement of the tissues surrounding the tooth. If RCT is not performed, the infection will develop and the tooth may have to be removed.
Root Canal Procedure
Your teeth will be examined by your dentist, and an X-ray and a local anesthetic will be delivered. Once the tooth and surrounding tissues have been numbed, a hole in the crown area of the tooth will be formed, and little instruments will be used to empty the canals and shape them for filling. Depending on the level of infection, this procedure may necessitate many settings. After the canals have been cleaned and shaped properly, they will be filled with a polyester synthetic root canal filling and sealer. The opening is then temporarily filled with a temporary filler. When the operation is finished, your dentist will remove the temporary filling and seal it with permanent dental cement. The tooth is then resized and a crown is applied.
Contact Woodruff Family Dental at 870-972-8190 or visit us at 2800 Enterprise Cv, Jonesboro, AR 72401 for more information about root canal treatments and to schedule an appointment with our professionals.