The root canal treatment is a way of saving your original natural teeth that have come in contact with all kinds of damages, decay, and infections. Instead of removing the tooth completely, dentists make sure that there is a slight chance to save the tooth, for obvious reasons. Natural teeth, no matter how damaged they are, always remain strong and sturdy in comparison to their dentally created counterparts in the form of fillings and implants.
The procedure of root canal begins by removing the infected are of the tooth (i.e., the pulp tissues) from the inside, and cleaning it. Later, the area is disinfected and filled back again with a strong material. Usually, the material is made up of composite resin, a biocompatible material, which is a permanent material. This will ensure that your tooth will now no longer be affected by infections in any form. The filled tooth will now be sealed with a similarly strong material that also has adhesive properties. A curing light is then passed through it to ensure that the filling is hardened and fixed. Once your tooth has been healed properly in about two days, a dental cap is then placed over your newly filled teeth.
Usually, it is said that the root canal treatment is the worst dental procedure because of the pain and anxiety involved. However, it must be known that the pain is already there, because of all kinds of infections. The root canal treatment only serves the purpose to make sure that you do not feel that same pain again. During the treatment, one is sedated and is under anesthesia and can not feel anything. However, once the sedation wears off along with the anesthesia, the healing procedure begins. The part where the healing is going on might pain a bit, but it can be overcome with the help of over the counter medication, recommended by your dental care provider. So the post-operative pain is not pain, it is your gums, tissues, and other dental parts healing. Root canal treatment only acts as your friend to safeguard you against all kinds of potential infections and trauma. It saves your teeth. It always better to have a surgically treated tooth, rather than having artificial teeth.
When you visit our clinic in Chester Springs, various procedures will take place before your actual root canal treatment.
- Your dental x-rays shall be taken to examine and to make sure the exact spot where the root canal treatment needs to be performed.
- Anesthesia and other sedatives shall be provided to you so that you can be in the right state of mind before the surgery begins.
- The canal shall be found with the help of dental tools, to begin with, the procedure of root canal, as talked about above.
Call us to fix your appointments if you are thinking of undergoing the root canal treatment. You can rely on us to give you the best treatment. (610) 458-5165. Or visit us- 72 Pottstown Pike, Suite 103, Chester Springs, PA 19425.