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When you listen to the word root canal, you instantly think of drill and pains. Don’t you?
However, in reality the root canal has become nearly painless due to the modern dentistry procedures.
Therefore, it is important to break the myths related to root canal as it plays a significant role in treating dental infections.
Let’s look at it in the comprehensive detail below and discuss its importance.
What is a Root Canal Treatment?
Root Canal Treatment (RCT) is defined as the procedure in dentistry which involves the replacement of the soft inner part of your tooth.
This soft inner part of your tooth is referred to as pulp, in medical terms.
The pulp comprises of multiple nerves, tissues and blood capillaries that are vital for its growth and sustenance.
The procedure normally involves a general dentist performing the RCT in the infected area, after giving local anaesthesia.
Continue reading to learn more about it in detail along with the possible risk factors that are linked to it.
What is Root Canal Infection?
The structure of the teeth comprises of different layers. It isn’t hard, all the way through it’s centre.
However, the outer layer is hard. Whereas, the inner layer is soft and spongy.
This inner layers plays the main role in the growth and health of your teeth.
Root canal infection basically occurs as result of bacteria affecting the inner soft tissues of your teeth.
This happens when the decay or trauma caused to your teeth goes untreated for a long time.
Therefore, it is very important to make regular dental visits to avoid these inconveniences later.
Moreover, after infection the RCT plays a role in removing the infected pulp and it can save your teeth in long term.
However, the prevalence of root canal infections is very low but in rare cases the infection may persist even after performing the RCT.
Root Canal Causes
The RCT is performed when the bacteria enter the tooth pulp, inner soft tissues and infect and injure them.
The outer hard layer of your tooth that appears above your gums has the ability to remain unharmed even with the infected or dead pulp chamber.
Therefore, extracting the infected pulp plays a useful role in saving your tooth and its outer hard structure.
The damage to the pulp results from various causes including,
- Damage and decay because of not treating the cavity on time
- Various procedures performed on the same tooth
- Chip or crack on the tooth due to some accident
- Mouth injury like getting hit in your mouth (The damage to the pulp can occur regardless of no cracks and cavities ).
Root Canal Pain and Symptoms
Its most common symptom include severe pain in the affected tooth and related area.
The other common symptoms depicting the need for root canal treatment include,
- Extreme pain while eating
- Appearance of pimple on your gums
- Chipping or cracking of your teeth
- Increased sensitivity to hot and cold things and lingering even after the removal of stimulus
- Deep decay, damage to the tooth
- Darkening of the affected tooth
- Swollen and sensitive gums
Root Canal Treatment Procedure at REPC Dubai
The root canal treatment in Jumeirah is performed in the dental offices. On arriving at the office, the technician assists you in going to the treatment room.
He then helps you in getting into the dental chair and places bibs or sheets around your neck to prevent your dress from getting splashes.
This is an endodontic treatment procedure which includes the following steps:
This step starts by placing numbing medication in a small quantity over your infected tooth.Some time after it takes effect, the dentist injects local anaesthesia in your gums.This involves a sharp pricking pain or stinging sensation but the good news is that it goes away quickly on its own.You be stay conscious throughout the procedure. However, the anaesthesia would play an important role in saving you from feeling the pain.
- Pulp Removal
Thus under the effect of local anesthesia, your dentist will make a small opening on the top through your tooth.Moreover, after exposing the inflamed or infected pulp, your dentist will use specialised tools called files to remove the infected part.This part involves the careful cleaning of all the canals or pathways present in the root of your tooth, thus giving it the name root canal therapy.
- Use of AntibioticsAfter careful removal of the infected soft tissues, your dentist covers the treated area with antibiotic to make sure that the infection goes away and prevents future relapse.After cleaning and disinfecting of the passages in your tooth, your dentist seals it with a filling paste and rubber like substance, gutta-percha.In some cases, he may also give you oral antibiotics medicines.
- Teeth FillingThe last step in the RCT procedure includes the filling the small opening that was made initially by your dentist to access the inner pulp.He fills it with soft, temporary substance and it is very helpful in protecting the canals from saliva again.
Recovery After Root Canal Treatment (in Jumeirah)
After the anaesthesia wears off, you might feel mild pain in your gums and teeth. Moreover, the gums may also appear as swollen.
However, dentists treat these common symptoms by using pain killers, easily accessible at any close drug centre.
Whereas if the pain persist longer than a few days then you should consider visiting your dentist again.
Moreover, this procedure lets you continue your daily life activities right after getting free from the treatment.
But there are certain things that you should avoid after the treatment like chewing right away on it after procedure.
Avoid it until your dentist fills your tooth permanently or places a crown on top of it.
The RCT is followed by a visit to your dentist after few days. Your dentist takes X-ray in order to ensure the treatment and complete removal of the infection.
This visit might also result in changing your temporary filling with the permanent one, based on the results from your X-ray.
According to your preference, the permanent filling can be followed up by placing a crown on your tooth.
It is done in order to give your tooth more realistic appearance. It is commonly made up of porcelain or gold and helps in chewing and mastication as well.
However, your mouth may take several days to get used to it but that is absolutely normal.
Best Root Canal Dentist/ Specialist Near Me
The Royal European Poly Clinic, takes pride in giving the best root canal treatments in Dubai .
Our staff is efficiently trained to deal all the cases relevant to root canal.
Moreover, our highly skilled staff provides the best assistance and aids the treatment process.
Why Choose Us?
Our clinic take pride in introducing an excellent root canal treatment at affordable price.
While maintaining costs, we do not believe in compromising on the treatment effectiveness.
Therefore, our clinic uses the latest technological equipments and efficient anaesthetics to deliver the high quality and durable results and has a team of root canal specialists.
Root Canal Treatment at REPC Dubai
In order to ensure the excellent results of treatment, our team aims at providing,
- Best quality of service and modern methods for dental treatment.
- Proper hygiene and sanitation throughout the treatment procedure.
- Tested methods for best output and results.
- Highly skilled staff that assists you before and throughout the treatment procedure.
- Use of modern technical devices to deliver the long lasting and consistent results.
- High quality anaesthetics to painless and convenient treatment process overall.
- After treatment facilities to ease your pain and speed up the healing process.
Generally you need the treatment after the bacteria affects the inner pulp of your tooth. Therefore, you might feel severe pain while chewing. Whereas prolonged sensitivity and gradual discolouration of your teeth can also lead to RCT. Thus its treatment focuses on removing the pulp and infection along with it. It is a safe and proven treatment to save your teeth and it is considered safe to use.
The symptoms initiate after the bacteria reaches the inner soft tissues of your tooth. However, the outer surface of your tooth is really hard which makes it difficult for the bacteria to attack the pulp. But if having a cavity can increase the chance of bacteria trying to get through the outer layer into middle. Therefore, it is really important to take make regular visits to your dentist so he fills up the cavities on time.
The modern technology and anaesthetics have improved the procedure a lot by making it quick, safe and painless to some extent. However, mild pain can occur as a result of successful root canal but as reported by most of the people, it is no more painful than getting a teeth filling. Moreover, it is the best way available to save the original tooth. However, the pain should be temporary but if it persists more than three days, go for a dental follow-up.
The RCT basically focuses on saving the original tooth by removing the infected pulp. Therefore, most of the people that choose RCT, enjoy its positive after treatment results throughout their lives. But still, the effectiveness and durability of the procedure actually depends on care from the patient end. Therefore, regular brushing and flossing are the key points for good oral hygiene.
However, the root canal infections are very rare but there are still chances of developing the infection even after best efforts to remove it in the first place. The reasons for reinfection may include more than anticipated number of canals in the tooth or an undiscovered crack in the tooth or the gradual disintegration of the filling or sealing substance. However, there is a high success rate for retreatment but endodontic surgical procedure can also prove to be helpful in saving your tooth. This removes the swelling and infection in the bony area surrounding your tooth.
The treatment procedure usually involves two to three dentist visits. The first visit revolves around solving the origin of pain and it usually does not take long. After settling that problem, the future visits focus on the treatment procedure.
So, save your natural tooth as well as your beautiful smile by availaing the opportunity of the finest treatment options at our centre.
After successfully removing the infected part, you probably needs a crown or at least a temporary filling which might add more to the dental appointments. However, your dentist discusses the treatment plan with you before initiating it, so don’t worry about that.