Root Canal

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that aims to alleviate pain caused by an infected or abscessed tooth. During the root canal procedure, the inflamed or infected dental pulp is carefully removed. The interior surfaces of the tooth, including the pulp chamber and root canals, are then thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Finally, a filling material is placed to seal the space and prevent future contamination.

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that is performed to alleviate pain and address infections or abscesses in a tooth. The procedure involves several steps:

Anesthesia: The tooth and surrounding area are numbed using a local anesthetic to ensure a pain-free experience.

Access to the Tooth: The dentist creates a small opening in the affected tooth, usually through the crown, to access the pulp chamber and root canals.

Pulp Removal: The infected or inflamed dental pulp, which consists of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, is carefully removed from the tooth’s pulp chamber and root canals. This process is performed using specialized instruments.

Cleaning and Disinfection: The dentist thoroughly cleans and disinfects the inside surfaces of the tooth, including the pulp chamber and root canals, to remove any remaining bacteria or debris.

Shaping of Root Canals: The root canals are shaped and prepared using specialized files to create space for the filling material and ensure effective sealing.

Filling the Canals: The cleaned and shaped root canals are filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha. This material, along with a dental adhesive, seals the canals to prevent future infection.

Restoration: After the root canal treatment, the tooth may require restoration with a dental filling or crown to provide strength and protection. This step is crucial to restore the tooth’s functionality and appearance.

Follow-up Care: Following the root canal treatment, regular dental check-ups and proper oral hygiene practices are essential to maintain the health and longevity of the treated tooth.

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