Endodontics and Root Canal Treatment

When you get a toothache, it is likely that infection has incurred within your tooth root affecting nerves. With root canal treatment, bacteria and infection within the roots of teeth may be treated. Endodontic dentistry saves natural teeth that was once simply removed.

Advance technologies such as the use of endodontic microscopes, tooth apex diagnostic machines and digital intraoral imaging are used at BIDH dental center to enables safer, more precise and complex endodontic treatments.

Endodontic treatments resolve tooth pulp and pulp problems of a dieased tooth root. Dental pulp is the soft tissue inside a tooth that contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. It extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the root in the bone of the jaws. When the pulp is diseased, pain and swelling can result causing toothaches. Your endodontist or tooth root specialist removes the diseased pulp. The tooth root canal is cleaned. If there are no further symptons, the canal is sealed with fillings.

After root canal treatment, tooth root becomes non-viable. Tooth bone can become fragile over the long-run. A post is normally inserted followed by core buildup and a crown done to encase and strenghten your tooth.

Advance technologies such as the use of endodontic microscopes, tooth apex diagnostic machines and digital intraoral imaging are used at BIDH dental center to enables safer, more precise and complex endodontic treatments.

Root Canal Treatment Procedure

Intra-oral x-rays are taken prior to the start of root canal treatment for a detailed look of inside your tooth root. Additional films of x-rays are normally also taken during and after completion of the root canal procedure.

During root canal treatment, your endodontist makes an opening through the crown of the tooth into the tooth root pulp chamber. Infected pulp is removed and the tooth root canals are enlarged, cleaned and shaped.

If infection is severe and your endodontist sees significant bacteria infection, medications may be placed into the the pulp chamber to get rid of germs and/or prevent further infection. Temporary fillings is placed in the crown opening to protect the tooth between dental visits. Your tooth is monitored for symptoms. Additional rounds of cleaning and medication may be done if symptoms persists. Oral medication may also be adminstered to help control infection.

If your tooth shows no further signs of infection, the canal is permanently filled. To complete to root canal process, a pre-fabricated or metal post is be inserted into the root canal and a crown placed over to encase and protect the tooth.

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