A Comprehensive Guide To Root Canal Treatments
Root canal treatments are perceived to be extensive dental procedures that entail many steps and require a long time for recovery. This is true to a certain extent and majorly depends and varies from a case to case basis. If you anticipate the need for a root canal treatment soon, it would be helpful to learn all about the procedure and process beforehand and keep yourself well informed and ready. The following information will come in handy for your experience.
A root canal treatment is needed when the pulp of your teeth which consist of nerves, tissues and other blood vessels become infected. This pulp is present deep inside the teeth and has to be removed in order to stop the inflammation from causing further damage. One of the signs that can be seen by a doctor is a pus formation in the pulp that withers away all the cells and nerves and reduces the strength and capacity of the tooth.
To locate the tooth experiencing pain and discomfort, an X-ray scan is taken to diagnose the problem. Once found, during two to three sessions holes are drilled into the tooth and the pulp is extracted with ultimate care and attention. The base is completely cleaned and the bacteria causing the infection is removed efficiently. The process completes with a filling in the tooth and a possible crown being placed on the tooth to once again increase its strength and restore its functions.
The After Care
The aftercare procedure for the treatment is actually very short than otherwise believed by many people. Any pain and discomfort is limited to a couple of days once the treatment has been completely finished, for which medications are also prescribed by your endodontist. The instructions that will be given to you usually include taking very good care of your oral and dental hygiene and consuming food that is soft and easy to chew.
This is crucial because extra stress must not be applied to the newly operated tooth in order to allow it to recover successfully. Until your dentist allows you to do so, no hard and crunchy foods must be eaten. Limiting your sugar intake will also work in your favor during recovery as well as avoiding such treatments in the future.
The Ultimate Benefits
The benefits of completing such a treatment for your teeth are many as the health of your teeth and surrounding tissues and vessels remain a priority for conducting the procedure. First, your teeth can be saved from further damage such as a complete loss or decay which can save you a lot of trouble, both in terms of treatments as well as pain.
You can also resume all chewing, biting, and speaking activities as usual after the treatment is done. The solution is long-lasting and can help your teeth remain strong and continue their functions for the entirety of your lifetime. The whole treatment is virtually painless and will be conducted conveniently over the course of two to three visits to your dentist's clinic.
All this information can help you prepare better as you schedule your first appointment with an endodontist for a root canal treatment. Professional dentists will ensure that the entire procedure is completed with utmost care and attentiveness as exemplary of our team at The Dome MedDental Clinic. Book your consultation today by contacting us and get started on your treatment plan as soon as possible.