Root canal therapy is one of the most frequently performed dental procedures, with which we can save damaged, diseased teeth. During the treatment the inside of the tooth root is cleaned and filled, which helps to eliminate pain and infection.
Root canal treatment is usually necessary when an infection or lesion in the tooth has already reached the root canals and they are inflamed or infected. Such problems often cause severe tooth pain, swelling or sensitivity, and if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss.
Root canal therapy usually requires two or more visits. During the first visit, the dentist examines the tooth and takes X-rays to determine the exact cause of the problem. The dentist then performs the root canal treatment, which involves cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth’s root system. During the treatment, the dentist removes infected or dead tissue and fills the root canals with a special sealant to prevent further infections.
After the root canal treatment, the dentist usually places a crown on the tooth to strengthen and protect it. After the treatment, the patient must take painkillers for a few days and should avoid hard foods. However, most teeth heal completely after root canal treatment, and the results can be crucial to the long-term health of the tooth.
If your tooth is painful or sensitive, you should not ignore this problem. Root canal treatment gives you the opportunity to save your teeth and regain a healthy smile. If you have any questions about root canal treatment, please contact your dentist who can help you find the right treatment option for you.