Many oral problems involve infections that spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves, and other tissues. When the infection becomes worse, it can begin affecting the roots. A traumatic injury to a tooth can also compromise the pulp, leading to similar problems. Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment with a high rate of success and involves removing the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection and restoring a healthy portion of your tooth.
The procedure for a root canal treatment usually entails 1-3 office visits. During the first visit, a small hole is drilled through the top of the tooth and into the inner chamber. Diseased tissue is removed, the inner chamber cleansed and disinfected, and the tiny canals are reshaped. The cleansed chamber and canals are then filled with an elastic material designed to prevent infection. Most patients who have a root canal will experience little or no discomfort or pain and enjoy a restored tooth that can last almost as long as the original should have.
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Root Canal Warning Signs
Common symptoms of a root canal include:
- Intense sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures
- Severe pain
- Swelling in the affected area
- Dental abscess
- Substantial tooth decay
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