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A Root Canal Can Stop Tooth Decay and Save Your Tooth

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Tooth decay can cause more problems than just cavities. It can enter the interior sections of the tooth, including the pulp and the microscopic channels known as root canals that lead to the tooth’s link with the bone.

If this occurs, you will require more than “drilling and filling.” Your tooth may be lost if you do not get treatment. A root canal treatment, which eliminates the infection from within the tooth and protects it from re-infection, is that intervention.

You’ve probably heard the adage that root canal procedures are excruciatingly painful. That is no longer true, thanks to advanced anesthetic procedures for pain relief. Root canal treatments relieve pain produced by diseased nerves inside the pulp and root canals. What’s more, it saves your teeth.

A general dentist can conduct root canals. More advanced decay or intricate root canal networks may necessitate the services of an endodontist, a dentist who specializes in root canal anatomy and treatment. Endodontists use cutting-edge procedures and technology to treat even the most challenging cases.

The fundamental method is the same regardless of who conducts it, as is the goal: to fully remove all diseased tissue within the tooth and seal it with a specific filling to avoid re-infection. To get to the diseased pulp, we first need to drill an access hole, which is commonly on the biting surface of a rear tooth or the back of a front tooth. The contaminated tissue is then removed using specialist devices, and the cavity is flushed with antimicrobial treatments.

We next introduce a gutta-percha filling into the empty pulp chamber and root canals, cover it with adhesive cement and shut the access hole with filling. These fillings and sealants keep germs out of the teeth. A full-coverage dental crown is often recommended for increased protection against infection and fracture. This also improves the tooth’s look, which must be altered throughout the root canal operation.

As a consequence, your once-vulnerable tooth has been maintained for many years to come. So, if we prescribe root canal therapy, don’t put it off – the tooth you save may be your own.

If you would like more information on root canal treatment in Cincinnati, OH, book an appointment with MK Dental.

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