What is Endodontic Therapy/Root Canal?


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This is the treatment for a 'dead' tooth. Root canal treatment is a processes of cleaning and then filling the inside cavity of the tooth that is normally occupied with nerves and blood vessels to know more about Dental issues visit : http://mooneevaledental.com.au/

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What is Endodontic Therapy/Root Canal?

  1. 1. What is Endodontic Therapy/Root Canal?
  2. 2. In the past you would probably lose a tooth if the tooth had adiseased or injured nerve. Today you may save that tooth with aspecial dental procedure called root canal therapy. Root canaltreatment is a processes of cleaning and then filling the insidecavity of the tooth that is normally occupied with nerves andblood vessels.Overview
  3. 3. What Is Root Canal Treatment?Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, isthe process of removing infected, injured or dead pulp from yourtooth. The space inside the hard layers of each tooth is calledthe root canal system. This system is filled with soft dental pulpmade up of nerves and blood vessels that help your tooth growand develop.
  4. 4. A Healthy Tooth An Abscessed Tooth
  5. 5. The simple answer is becauseyour tooth will not heal by itself.The infection will spread withouttreatment. The bone around thetooth will begin to degenerateand the tooth may fall out. Painusually worsens until you areforced to seek emergency dentalattention.Why We Need Root Canals?
  6. 6. What causes pulp nerve damage?Trauma and physical irritation are the two common causes ofpulp nerve damage. Sensitive nerve tissue within the tooth canbe damaged by trauma to a tooth. This may be a result of atooth being struck heavily. Physical irritation stems from thespreading of tooth decay to the nerve. The result is decay andinfection as destructive bacteria comes into contact with thenerve.
  7. 7. 1. An opening is created through the crown ofthe tooth into the pulp chamber.2. The dental pulp is removed.3. The root canal(s) is cleaned, enlarged, andshaped in order to be filled.4. Medications may be inserted into the pulpchamber and root canal(s) so as to eliminateharmful bacteria and prevent further infection.What does treatment involve?
  8. 8. 5. The pulp chamber and root canals are filled and sealed.6. The temporary filling is removed and the pulp chamberand root canal(s) are cleaned and filled.7. A gold or porcelain crown is placed over the tooth.8. The crown of the tooth is then restored.What does treatment involve?
  9. 9. What happens after treatment?Natural tissue inflammation may cause discomfort for a fewdays. This can be controlled by an over-the-counteranalgesic. A follow-up exam will be to monitor tissuehealing. From this point on, brush and floss regularly, avoidchewing hard foods on the treated tooth. It will also beimportant to practice good oral hygiene and visit yourdentist for regular check-ups.
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