What is Endodontics?
Publicly known as the root canal treatment, Endodontics actually stands for a decayed or infected tooth.
In general, decayed or infected teeth can be easily treated with endodontics . Teeth usually start aching and become sensitive to hot and cold.
In endodontic treatment, the pulp cavity is disinfected by removing the vessels and nerves, and the filling material is placed in that region upon the expansion of the canal space.
Endodontics have numerous causes, with tooth decay being the most prominent one. Any possible trauma or impact can cut the circulation in the tooth, therefore leading to malnutrition of the tooth.
The causes of trauma include teeth clenching and grinding, faulty fillings, or faulty dental restoration procedures. Furthermore, periodontal diseases, which are not treated in a timely manner, are also among the causes of dental inflammation.
Conditions Requiring Endondontic Treatment or Root Canal Treatment
- An acute toothache while chewing or when force is applied,
- Sensitivity to changes in temperature,
- Darkening in tooth color,
- Swelling or sensitivity in gums,
- Pimple-like white bubbles formed in gums,
Canal root treatment is only implemented in the event of any bacteria-induced pain. Otherwise, a filling procedure would be suitable.
Root Canal Treatment Process
Depending on the size of the cavity in the tooth, it is possible to reduce the level of inflammation through the use of antibiotics prior to endodontics. If the cavity is of smaller sizes, the use of antibiotics is not deemed to be appropriate.
- Through a dental x-ray, the inflammation in root canals and surrounding bones are scanned.
- It is ensured that no pain is felt during the procedure by sedating the surroundings of the tooth through local anesthesia.
- Through a hole drilled in the tooth, the infected tissues and malignant bacteria in and around the pulp tissue are cleaned.
- The nerves in that part are removed by cleaning the root canals, which is followed by the placement of the filling materials in the newly-formed cavity.
Does a Tooth get Inflamed After Root Canal Treatment?
A properly-implemented root canal treatment has a success rate of 90 to 95%. A new inflammation can occur in root canals if a new tooth decay develops or the dental tissue breaks when no new pain can be felt in the tooth.
It is possible to repeat the root canal treatment in case of any adverse situation. The filling, which was previously placed, is removed and the same procedure is repeated following the cleaning of the root canals.
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