Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment is a last option of dental procedure in order to save your broken or damaged tooth for having an extraction, by replacing and filled the dead nerve with an antibiotic paste to keep the tooth alive.
Why Do I Need a Root Canal Treatment?
Teeth which have their nerve exposed by accidents to the mouth or by large decay may need root canal treatment to save these teeth.
The nerve of a tooth keeps the tooth alive, and is protected by 2 layers of tooth called the enamel (most outer layer) and the dentine (inner layer under the enamel).
When a tooth is accidentally broken, or when a decay has caused a cavity that has progressed into the middle of the tooth, the nerve gets exposed and usually result in the nerve dying. The tooth often becomes painful due to the infection which occurs after the nerve is dead.
Once this happens, there are only 2 options to keep the tooth :
Root canal treatment or extraction. Where possible, it is best to try to keep the tooth.
Root Canal Is a Process Involving 3 Visits
- Visit 1 : Relief of pain by removing the infected nerve,with a duration of 1 hour.
- Visit 2 : Clean the inside of the tooth nerve canal thoroughly using small dental files and cleaning solutions, with a duration of 1.5 minutes.
- Visit 3 : Fill the inside of the tooth nerve canal with an inert rubber based material, with a duration 1.5 hours.
- Visit 4 : Placing a crown on a Root Canal Tooth, duration 2.5 hours Upon completion of the Root Canal Treatment, the tooth is usually protected from breakage by placing a crown on the tooth.