Painless Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. Most people who undergo root canal can expect a functional tooth after the treatment and it usually lasts as long as your other teeth if you maintain good oral hygiene.
How is Root Canal Treatment done?
- Remove any decay or infection – like old fillings, pus, infected nerve tissues or tooth decay
- The canal will need to be shaped and cleaned in order to remove any residual bacteria. The shaping process will involve small instruments, special disinfectors and medications which will be placed in the canal within the tooth root to smoothen and free any irregularities and infection.
- The next process includes filling of the canals this is done to prevent bacteria from re infecting the empty canals and they are permanently sealed with a long-lasting barrier material
- And finally the making of tooth functional again with a well-sealed restoration (such as a crown) and to make sure bacteria from the oral cavity will not enter into the root canals.
The success rate of root treatments is 90%.
In order to effectively complete treatment, precision and a high level of expertise are needed. The root-treated tooth should be taken care of, good oral hygiene, proper brushing, regular tartar removal. It is important to know that a crown must be made for root-treated teeth so that the tooth can serve for a long time.
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