Tooth decay, trauma or cracks can cause the nerves of teeth to die. When this occurs your tooth can often still be saved with root canal therapy. Severe pain, swelling, sensitivity to hot or cold, or a darkening tooth, are signs that a root canal problem exists.
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Root canal treatment (also called a root canal) is done when decay will likely damage or has already killed a tooth. Your dentist removes the pulp (including the nerve) from the tooth and fills the pulp cavity to prevent a future root canal infection. This can prevent further painful infection in the pulp that may spread to other teeth. A root canal can also treat an infection that has developed into an abscess. This procedure can relieve toothache, stop infection, and promote healing.
Dentists must use x-rays to confirm proper treatment. Your root canal can be done under sedation if you are apprehensive about the procedure, or you have been uncomfortable at the dentist in the past.
Risks of Root Canal Therapy
If you have an infected tooth, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause infections in other parts of the body. Patients who struggle with fighting off infections, those who have had artificial joint replacements and those who have artificial heart valves, or were born with heart defects may need to take antibiotics before and after a root canal.
What To Expect After Root Canal Treatment
After a root canal, most patients experience little pain. All patients are given pain relievers however, to minimize any discomfort. Teeth treated with root canal need to be restored afterwards. This could range from a simple filling to a large build-up with a post.
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