A root canal treatment removes the broken down remains of the nerve and blood vessels that are in a tooth. These non-vital materials are what cause the pain one experiences.
Before root canal therapy...Full Answer
Plaque is a mixture of bacteria and saliva. It is soft for the first 24 hours and then calcifies. When soft, the active bacteria will turn food into acid, which will eat a hole in the tooth forming a c...Full Answer
Once the nerves and blood vessels have been removed by having a root canal, the tooth is no longer vital/alive. That means no pain, however, it becomes more brittle. This means it should have a crown...Full Answer
Root canals are necessary to eliminate the pain caused by an infected nerve in the center of the tooth. This can occur through decay (cavity) or fracture of the tooth.
Brushing and flossing (to remove...Full Answer
Once a tooth has had a root canal, it becomes more fragile. Furthermore, the tooth may have had extensive decay/cavity and fillings prior to the root canal, leaving little healthy structure. A crown...Full Answer
Complete dentures usually means there are no teeth left, so, no, you don't need a root canal.
If, however, a tooth is being retained as an anchor for the denture, then a root canal would be necessary.Full Answer
Bacteria in the mouth turn foods into acids that eat away at the tooth structure. Acidic foods (fruit juices) sugary foods, sodas, sports drinks, chewing gum ,sticky foods - all are part of the problem....Full Answer
Once the infected nerve tissue has been removed and the tooth sealed, the tooth can be restored with a crown. The gum and bone remain attached to the tooth, so other than not having the ability to...Full Answer
Gum increases the salivary output, which helps to remove the food particles that can contribute to decay. That being said, sugar-free gum is the only type to be used, as sugar containing gums increase...Full Answer
Short answer -- Everyone who has teeth!
Longer answer -- there are many factors that affect ones susceptibility to decay.
Genetics can play a factor, as well as medical conditions (lack of proper...Full Answer
Diet is the biggest risk for tooth decay. Sugary foods, sodas, sports drinks, diet sodas (the preservative is phosphoric acid), chewable vitamin C, chewing gum (that has sugar in it, as opposed to...Full Answer
The symptoms of pain and swelling should subside and eventually go away completely. Any tooth that has had a root canal is more brittle and should have a crown placed to reinforce the tooth to keep...Full Answer
Generally, a root canal eliminates sever pain. However, depending upon the extent of the infection that has spread from the tooth to the surrounding areas, there may still be some minor discomfort...Full Answer
The accumulation of bacteria on one's teeth, both hard and soft, triggers the body’s immune response, which responds by sending blood the area. This can cause bleeding gums when brushing and flossing. If not...Full Answer
Severe unstimulated pain. Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold that lasts for 15 minutes or longer. Swelling in the gum around the tooth. Tooth hurts to bite on. Tooth feels higher than the rest of the...Full Answer
A root canal procedure removes the remnants of the nerves and blood vessels that normally are located in the center of the tooth. This eliminates the pain, the infection and allows the tooth to be...Full Answer
Hypnosis is a valuable adjunct to help anxious patients relax. By using a calm tone of voice, and using the proper verbiage, a patient can visualize themselves in another space where they are more...Full Answer
Before attempting to whiten one's teeth, they should have an examination by their dentist. If there are holes in the teeth (cavities) the bleaching solution can cause extreme pain and potentially cause...Full Answer
When the tooth is forming, fluoride is taken up by the tooth and alters the structure, making it more resistant to the acids produced by bacteria which causes decay. Once the tooth has erupted into...Full Answer
After adequate anesthesia, the main nerve in the center of the tooth is accessed by making a hole in the top of the tooth. Instruments ( files) are used to remove the remains of the nerve and blood...Full Answer