Root canal treatment is a routine procedure to provide you relief from dental pain and save your teeth. The center of a tooth has a pulp chamber consisting of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues that help develop your tooth's roots. When the pulp becomes severely infected, it becomes imperative to extract the infection. In doing so, the loss of a tooth and other potentially serious conditions are prevented. The procedure of removing the infection is known as root canal therapy. It is an entirely safe and effective technique to preserve the quality and appearance of your smile.
When Would You Require a Root Canal Treatment?
Some signs that indicate that you may need root canal therapy include:
- If a person suffers from prolonged and constant tooth pain.
- Unbearable toothache that spreads to your jaw, neck, or ear.
- A pimple on your gum that emits pus or blood.
- Tenderness of the tooth and gum when chewing and eating.
- Swelling in the face and neck.
- Swollen, tender lymph nodes.
- Persistent sensitivity to hot and cold foods.
- Discoloration or darkening of the tooth.
- Mild to severe pain when biting on a tooth.
If you are undergoing any of these conditions, you are most likely to have an abscessed tooth. If the abscess is left untreated, the infection can spread to the jawbone and the entire face. It may even result in tooth loss, requiring further restorative treatments to reinstate your smile.
How Is The Root Canal Procedure Done?
A root canal helps treat problems connected with the soft tissue deep inside your tooth, known as the pulp. The pulp lies underneath a hard layer of dentin and the outer enamel of your tooth. The pulp runs from the top surface of your tooth to the tip of the roots, supported by the surrounding tissues. Since your tooth receives sustenance from those surrounding tissues, a fully developed tooth can survive without its pulp. If the pulp severely becomes infected or inflamed, it can cause unbearable pain or lead to a bacterial infection known as an abscess.
During root canal therapy, our dentist Dr.Askari will extract the infected pulp, clean and shape the insides of a root canal. The treated area is then packed with a medicated material, and the opening is sealed.
The final step may include further restoration of the tooth. The cured tooth must be strengthened with a restoration such as a crown to protect it from breakage and re-establish it to full function.
Call us at Rosemont Dental: (301) 663-1144 or Schedule an online appointment to know more about Root Canal Treatment.