Root Canal Treatment a is sequence of treatments to treat an infected pulp of a tooth. When people are experiencing throbbing pain on a tooth, or wake up in the middle of the night with pain, it’s a sign that you might need a root canal treatment. What happens is that the decay affects the nerve or pulp of the tooth causing the tooth to hurt. If the decay goes untreated there’s a chance of developing an abscess. The abscess will form along the tooth that is infected. In some instances, there will be no sign of abscess but once an x-ray is taken you will be able to see a lesion at the end of the root of the tooth.
Another reason for a root canal treatment would be if there is trauma to a tooth. Trauma to the tooth cause the tooth to turn a dark color. When the tooth turns dark grey or pink is that there is internal bleeding. For primary teeth or baby teeth if the tooth turns yellow, it can be that that the pulp calcified. Our Santa Ana Dentist Santa Ana Dr. Danial Kalantari would recommend to watch the tooth for a while, unless the patient is having pain. If you injured your tooth it is a good idea to have it checked to make sure there isn’t any lesions.
How does the treatment work? It starts by locating the tooth that is causing the discomfort or abscess. After the tooth is located, the dentist administers dental anesthesia so the patients don’t feel discomfort. The cavity is cleaned out and the dentist opens the cavity of the tooth. He locates the entrances of the root and begins using endodontic files to remove the nerve. The canals are disinfected by using an irrigation material. The canals are then shaped to allow gutta percha to replace the missing nerve. Before the gutta percha is placed the dentist will place sealer, this will prevent the tooth from becoming infected again. After the gutta percha is placed your dentist will put filling material to replace the missing tooth structure. A dental is highly recommended, because your tooth won’t have the same strength it had before. There is a chance that the tooth breaks with just a regular filling.
Root Canal treatment is an option the dentist gives before extracting any teeth. There is a chance that the root canal treatment will fail. If the root canal treatment fails, the next option will be to extract the tooth. Some dentist will recommend retreatments. Another complication you can face while doing a root canal treatment is that hand files can break inside the canal. This can be for many reasons, if a hand file breaks then there is an option to remove it or to leave it in place if there is no discomfort. If you have any questions you can contact our Santa Ana Dentist. Dr. Danial Kalantari or Smiles on Bristol Dentistry office./contact-us/