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Root Canal Treatment

In a root canal or endodontic treatment, the dentist removes the damaged or infected pulp and replaces it with special filler which helps maintain the remaining tooth structure. A root canal is usually a simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits to a dentist.

Most patients report that having root canal treatment today is as unremarkable as getting a filling. The best news is that it can save your tooth and your smile! Why do I need root canal treatment? The simple answer is because your tooth will not heal by itself. The infection will spread without treatment. The bone around the tooth will begin to degenerate and the tooth may fall out. Pain usually worsens until you are forced to seek emergency dental attention. The only alternative is usually extraction of the tooth which can cause surrounding teeth to shift crookedly resulting in a bad bite. Though an extraction is cheaper, the space left behind will require an implant or a bridge, which can be more expensive than root canal treatment. If you have the choice, it's always best to keep your original teeth. What causes pulp nerve damage? There are two common causes of pulp nerve damage. Physical irritation is generally brought on by aggressive tooth decay reaching down to the nerve or through deep fillings which allows harmful bacteria to reach the nerve resulting in infection and decay. Receiving a blow to a tooth can also cause damage to sensitive nerve tissue within the tooth. What are the symptoms of pulp nerve damage?

There are several common symptoms of pulp nerve damage. Each individual may experience the symptoms differently. These symptoms may include:

  • Spontaneous or throbbing pain in the tooth when biting down
  • tooth pain while chewing
  • sensitivity to hot and cold foods
  • facial swelling due to an abscess or infection in the bone

Why do I feel pain? Pulp can die when it becomes infected due to a deep cavity or fracture as it allows bacteria to seep in. Pulp can also die because of injury due to trauma. Damaged or dead pulp causes increased blood flow and cellular activity and pressure cannot be relieved from inside the tooth. Pain in the tooth is commonly felt when biting down, chewing on it and applying hot or cold foods and drinks. What happens if the pulp gets injured? The pulp dies when it is diseased or injured and can't repair itself. The most common cause of pulp death is a cracked tooth or a deep cavity. Both of these problems can let bacteria enter the pulp. Germs can cause an infection inside the tooth. Pus builds up at the root tip in the jawbone when not treated .

"In simple terms, root canal treatment is the removal of the infected soft tissue within the tooth and its replacement by an artificial inert ‘filling’ material. This procedure basically saves the tooth and eliminates dental pain.

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