All you want to know about root canal treatment

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Information about All you want to know about root canal treatment

Published on February 16, 2018

Author: rothdds


slide 1: All you want to know about root canal treatment Dr Douglas R. Roth DDS from Roth DDS is one of the ​best dentists in Willow Glen providing root canal treatment. If the dental decay is left untreated it spreads deep inside the tooth and reaches the pulp tissue. How does tooth get infected The root canals of teeth consist of nerves and blood vessels which nourish the teeth by providing oxygen and nutrients. When the dental decay in the outer layers of the teeth is ignored it spreads to the root canal infecting the nerves and blood vessels. The infected pulp tissue gets eventually perishes replacing it with infected material and pus. ​Root canal treatment is done to remove the infected pulp and replace it with a filling. Other reasons that may damage the teeth leading to infection are accidental cracks leakage from the fillings and infection from the gums reaching the base of the roots. Root canal procedure: slide 2: Also known as endodontic treatment the root canal treatment involves cleaning sterilizing the root canal and removing the infected tissue. The procedure is carried out by the dentist over two or more visits depending on the situation. For root canal treatment in San Jose visit Roth DDS. If the tooth has an active infection antibiotics are prescribed for 3-5 days to reduce the pain and infection. Local anaesthesia is given prior to treatment so that the patient is comfortable. First of all a rubber block is placed around the infected tooth to ensure the tooth is dry during the treatment and to prevent contamination of the canals. After opening the upper layer of the teeth with a dental drill the dentist will access the pulp chamber of the tooth and remove the infected pulp. The next step is to clean the interior of your tooth by using a series of small files. With the help of these tooth files the pulp chamber and canal is cleaned and enlarged. This part may take several hours and may need to be carried out in multiple visits. It also depends upon the tooth that is infected. The premolars and molars have two or three roots with multiple canals hence the more roots the teeth have the longer the treatment will take to continue. During the first visit a temporary filling is done after the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned. During the next visit the temporary filling is removed the canal is filled and the tooth is sealed with a crown. The crown protects the root-filled tooth from fracturing. Aftercare Avoid eating hard foods until the treatment is complete. Maintain a good oral hygiene by regular brushing and flossing. Limit your intake of sugar and colas. With proper care your treated tooth can last a lifetime. slide 3: Source: ​

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