A root canal is a type of sophisticated dental treatment that involves the removal of diseased tissues from the tooth's core. Underneath the hard enamel and dentin layers is a layer called the pulp. Blood veins, tissues, and nerves make up the pulp. If the pulp becomes diseased or injured, the tooth may be able to exist without it. Our expert professionals at Cornell Dental can perform a root canal on you to ensure your tooth returns to good health.
Main Reason for Performing a Root Canal
Bacteria can enter the pulp when a tooth is injured and a cavity forms. If this tooth is not addressed, decaying particles and bacteria may infect it, resulting in pulp death, bone loss, and tooth loss. Swelling of the neck and face, a cavity in the tooth, temperature sensitivity, and toothache are some of the indicators.
Signs that Indicate You May Need a Root Canal
There are certain indicators concerning your overall oral health that might call for a root canal. For instance, if you experience pain when chewing and biting foodstuffs. Also, persistent sensitivity to heat and cold or if you have inflamed and painful gums are signs that a root canal might be the best treatment process for you. Additionally, if you have darkened gums, cracked teeth and pimples on your gums, it might be best for you to seek help and get a root canal.
Removal of the Infection
The region is cleaned, and the root canals are cleansed and flushed after decaying debris and infected pulp are extracted. The canals could be widened so that if a filing becomes necessary in the future, there will be ample room. The root canal must be clean, dry, and free of infection before any filling may begin. Once the infection has progressed beyond the dental pulp and root canal, the pulp cavity and root canal can be treated, and prescriptions can be given. To keep saliva and debris out of the crown, a temporary filling may be applied, and it's best to avoid biting or chewing on it until it's treated and cured.
Root Canal Filling
The filing technique commences once the cavity is dry and clean; if an interim filling was used, it is removed so that the inside of the tooth can be accessed. To guard the canals from saliva, sealer glues and rubber materials are placed to the tooth, accompanied by dental filling.
Completion of the Process
The tooth must be kept safe from further harm and be able to operate normally. A crown, which is a pontic tooth made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal, is used to accomplish this. To match the color of the teeth, the porcelain-fused-to-metal is colored.
Get the Necessary Assistance
Book an appointment with one of our experienced medical professionals at Cornell Dental. You will receive great care with us. Please call (971) 397-6196 to make an appointment or learn more about root canals.