When a nerve of a tooth or tooth core is diseased or injured, the repair of it calls for a root canal treatment. Due to decay, repeated failed dental treatments, crack on the tooth caused by an accident or injury may be the reasons why you may need a canal root treatment. If not treated, these conditions can cause infection in the soft tissue and can become a bigger problem, and you can lose your tooth.Learn More
If you are in good health, and have a toothache that doesn’t go away, you can have the treatment which will help ease the pain while regaining your smile back.
If your mouth is too small to work in, your tooth is too severely decayed, your bone structure and gums are weak, or your tooth root has cracked or is curvy, removal of the tooth might be a better treatment option.Learn More
The outcomes of Root Canal Treatment can be analyzed in three main categories: aesthetical, health-related, and psychological.
The tooth may be slightly darker in color after the pulp has been removed, but this can often be addressed with a tooth-colored filling or crown.
The health-related outcomes of root canal treatment refer to the overall health of the mouth and the treated tooth. Root canal treatment can help remove infection from the inside of the tooth, which can help prevent further damage to the tooth and the surrounding teeth. It can also help reduce pain and improve oral function.
After the operation you can drive to work, school or home as local anesthesia is used and will not cause any problems. In a few days, the sensitivity and discomfort associated with the operation in the operated area will subside. You should take the antibiotics your dentist prescribed, regularly. You should keep good oral hygiene in order to prevent any further infections.
Over the counter painkillers should help with the pain, your dentist may even prescribe some. If the pain becomes severe and doesn’t go away with painkillers, you should make an appointment with your dentist for an examination. You can brush and floss your teeth regularly. Due to sensitivity in the area you may want to avoid chewing hard foods or may want to chew on the other side of your mouth. Tooth color may change over time for some people. It may be caused by internal bleeding in the tooth which stains the tooth and causes discoloration. You can have whitening done if you’d like to.
After meeting with your dentist at their office during your consultation you express your expectations and the dentist checks the condition of your teeth. They will inform you about their professional opinion while taking your expectations and the condition of your teeth into consideration. Then, photos of your teeth will be taken for a 3D simulation. The size, model and color can be decided by you, and you can even choose the color from the tooth color chart. After deciding, on the first operation day teeth will be scraped and if there is a need for an extraction it will also take place on the first day. Temporary veneers will be put on and your dentist will prescribe you with painkillers and antibiotics. You will stay at the hotel for about 4-5 days. During your stay you will be visited by a wellbeing specialist, and if you’re having any problems your dentist will be contacted. After these 4-5 days, your permanent veneer will be applied and it will be all done.
If you have been recommended for root canal treatment, there are a few steps you can take to prepare for the procedure and ensure a successful outcome.
Your dentist will provide you with instructions; but in general: