Safeguard Your Oral Health with Expert Root Canal Treatment
At Munno Para Dental Clinic, our specialized root canal treatments are designed to alleviate pain, save your natural tooth from extraction, and ensure a swift, comfortable recovery.
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure aimed at treating infection within the pulp or center of a tooth. It’s a necessary measure taken to save a tooth that might otherwise require extraction.
Root canal treatment eliminates bacteria from the infected root canal, preventing the reinfection of the tooth and saving the natural tooth. It helps in relieving pain, stopping infection, and promoting dental health.
The treatment begins with an X-ray to examine the infection. Following this, the procedure involves the removal of the infected pulp, cleaning, and sealing the inside of the tooth. Each step is meticulously performed under local anesthesia to ensure comfort and the effectiveness of the treatment.
One of the most common misconceptions about root canal treatment is that it’s excruciating. Thanks to advancements in dental techniques and the effective use of anesthesia, most patients find the root canal treatment process to be more comfortable than anticipated. In fact, many compare it to having a regular dental filling done. The primary goal of the treatment is to relieve pain, not cause it.
The duration of a root canal treatment varies depending on several factors, including the severity of the infection and the tooth’s location. Generally, a root canal treatment can be completed in one to two visits. The first visit focuses on removing the infected tissue and possibly placing medication inside the tooth to treat any residual infection. The second visit, if needed, typically involves filling the cleaned canal and restoring the tooth.
Root canal treatments have a high success rate, often exceeding 90%. When executed correctly and followed by a proper restoration like a crown, many teeth treated with a root canal can last a lifetime. Of course, maintaining good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups will further ensure the longevity of the treated tooth.
After your root canal treatment, it’s common to experience some sensitivity or mild discomfort in the treated area. This feeling is usually temporary and can be effectively managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Your dentist will provide specific aftercare instructions. Following these recommendations, including avoiding chewing on the treated tooth until fully restored, will aid in a smooth recovery. Additionally, scheduling and attending any recommended follow-up appointments is crucial to monitor the treated tooth and ensure its health.