Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy
A root canal removes the diseased or infected part of the tooth, and it removes the nerve from a severely broken tooth, allowing the tooth to be saved. You may need a root canal if you have a severe toothache, usually along with swelling in your jaw around your tooth.

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    There are several possible complications of a dental root amputation. The main complication is that the tooth might later need to be extracted (removed). A dental root amputation is performed when one of the roots of a tooth is damaged, but the rest of the tooth is not. The goal of the procedure is to remove the damaged root while stabilizing the rest of the tooth so it can remain in place. If the tooth is not stable enough after the dental root amputation, it might need to be removed. If the area becomes infected, that might also result in the loss of the tooth.

    Another complication is that the surgeon could damage nearby teeth during the procedure, or make a small hole in the sinus if the surgery involves an upper molar. As with any dental surgery procedure, there’s always the possibility of bleeding, swelling, and pain after the procedure. If any of these seem excessive, contact your endodontist.
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    A root canal treatment generally involves the removal and replacement of a tooth’s pulp. The pulp is soft tissue containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If you don't remove it, your tooth gets infected and you could lose it. During a root canal, the dentist uses a drill to make an opening in the crown of the tooth so that the pulp can be removed and the root canal cleaned. The dentist then places medication into the pulp chamber to keep it safe from infection. 

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    A root canal is a filling of the root of the tooth. After a root canal procedure, the top part of the tooth will need to be fixed and repaired. This is accomplished with either a filling or a crown. Your tooth will feel better, but it is normal for your tooth to be a little sore after a root canal. It may take several weeks for your tooth to heal.

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    A tooth restored during a root canal could last a lifetime, as long as you continue to care for your teeth and gums. As long as the root(s) of a treated tooth are nourished by the tissues around it, your tooth will remain healthy.

     

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    If you've recently had a root canal and are experiencing pain, swelling, bleeding or other problems with your teeth, you should contact your dentist. Regular checkups -- one to three -- are also needed following the procedure. A root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort.
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    A root canal treatment generally involves the removal and replacement of a tooth’s pulp. The pulp is soft tissue containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If you don't remove it, your tooth gets infected and you could lose it. During a root canal procedure, the dentist removes the pulp, and the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Afterwards, the dentist places a crown over the tooth to help make it stronger.

     

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    Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!

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    Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp (soft tissue inside your teeth containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue) becomes inflamed or diseased. If the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result, and your tooth may have to be removed. The procedure can save your tooth and your smile.

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    In some cases, a bad taste can indicate infection if pus is draining out from the gum into the mouth. You should address this concern with your dentist and have the tooth evaluated because there are many other possible causes of a bad taste in your mouth.
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    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 on direct stimulation of the tooth (biting on it, or pushing on it with your finger). These sensations will subside in a matter of days.
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