Cavities, your tooth’s arch-nemesis, when it reaches deep into the tooth, it can cause a critical problem. Nevertheless, highly trained dentists known as endodontists have a few tricks up their sleeves to tackle this problem. Root canal is one such treatment through which a dentist can repair diseased or dead soft tissue. Hence, we will learn about the root canal procedure and when it is required.
Signs Indicating You Need A Root Canal.
Persistent Pain: Dental pain is the worst, and you know what’s even worse? Persistent Pain. It is always there, although there might be a short period of relief in between. However, many other dental problems can cause a similar type of distress. Therefore, it’s best to visit Bayside Dental Group and Orthodontics concerning your pain.
Increased Sensitivity: If you notice hyper tooth sensitivity, then a root canal might be due. Due to sensitivity, you will experience sharp, throbbing pain when you try anything hot or cold. Moreover, in this case, the sensation can last a little longer even when you stop eating or drinking.
Discolored Tooth: Pulp contains blood vessels, and a healthy pulp ensures an adequate blood supply to the tissues. This maintains the natural color of teeth. However, because of an infected or dead pulp, the tooth’s color fades away – leaving behind a tooth with a grayish-black appearance.
Loose tooth: Decay in pulp and dentin will have an adverse effect on the anchorage. Therefore, the tooth will feel looser.
Other Symptoms: Other symptoms that can push you towards a root canal is as follows:
- Swollen gums that are tender to touch.
- Pain while eating.
- Chipped or cracked tooth.
How Endodontists Perform a Root Canal Treatment:
- The dentist will start with local anesthesia so that you won’t feel a thing.
- Then the diseased matter is scooped out.
- Once the dentist creates an opening to the pulp chamber, fluid is filled in the canal. The antimicrobial solution kills any infection and helps to clean the canal.
- Then through special instruments, the pulp is sucked. Moreover, by using some tools, the dentist reshapes the canal.
- A canal filling follows pulp extraction. After the dentist seals the canal, the opening will be closed using a temporary filling.
On the successive visit, you and your dentist will decide on the next course of action. It can be either a filling or a total crown replacement.
Many factors and causes can end up with you requiring a root canal, and cavities top that list. Fortunately, cavities and damage caused by it are preventable. All you need to do is follow a good and healthy oral routine that involves:
- Regular Brushing, at least twice a day.
- Brushing at right angles.
- Limit the consumption of sticky and sugary foods.
- Flossing after every meal.
Moreover, whenever you experience dental discomfort, give Bayside Dental Group and Orthodontics a visit. Such preventive measures can help you protect your teeth and preserve that beautiful wide smile. You can call us at 979-330-4113 to book an appointment or for further inquiries.