Root Canal Treatments with Lusovita
No artificial tooth is as healthy and durable as your natural tooth. For that reason, taking good care of your teeth should be your priority. When a tooth starts causing problems, root canal therapy might be necessary. If the tissue or pulp in the root of the tooth goes dead or begins to rot, root canal treatment will be required. Before the recent advances in dentistry, damaged teeth were immediately extracted as they could not be saved. But thanks to root canal therapy, the interior of damaged teeth can be cleaned and refilled, allowing patients to continue using their natural teeth. At the same time, such therapy prevents the damaged tooth from affecting adjacent teeth.
Why Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment (endodontics) is a method of treatment that makes sure that damaged teeth do not need to be extracted. If the pulp inside the tooth is damaged to an extreme degree, the tooth and nerve dies. The loss of such nerve endings means patients do not feel any pain, but if the dead pulp is not removed from the tooth in a timely fashion, dentists will need to extract the tooth, while the damage will also spread to the adjacent tissue and teeth.
Does Root Canal Treatment Hurt?
Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatment is less painful than extraction. If your tooth is extracted, you will need a prosthesis for the empty space or maybe you will need to wait until it can be covered. In that case, the other teeth will begin to slide towards the empty area, causing crookedness in the mouth and an unpleasant appearance. If your tooth must be extracted, it can be replaced with an artificial tooth by means of advanced technology, such as a dental implant.
What Happens if Root Canal Treatment is not Undertaken?
Tooth decay kills the internal pulp, which means that it can not cure itself. In that a case, the tooth begins to die, while the infection starts to spread to the whole tooth. If root canal treatment is not conducted, the infection will reach the root and begin to damage the living tissue. The progression of the infection results in abscess, intense pain and swelling, requiring treatment with antibiotics to reduce the swelling. After the reduction in swelling, the dentist can apply root canal treatment if the tooth is not in a serious enough condition to warrant extraction.
How Long Can a Tooth Last after Root Canal Treatment?
If the tooth does not suffer from any infection and measures are correctly taken to prevent decay through good dental care, the filling can last for the rest of a patient’s life. Regular dental checks might help diagnose infections at an early stage.
The Next Step
The next step is to arrange a private consultation with Lusovita. You can get a quote by filling a form on our website. We would be happy to chat with you on the phone and answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to hearing from you.