Root canal treatment
When the nerve of your tooth is infected, a successful root canal treatment lets you keep your tooth rather than having to make out. By keeping your natural teeth, you prevent the other teeth lose their alignment and causing jaw problems. You also avoid it replaced with an artificial tooth.
What is root canal treatment?
The canal treatment, also called endodontic treatment, involves removing the infected tooth pulp, damaged or dead. The space inside the hard layers of the tooth is called the channel. The latter is filled with a soft tissue called dental pulp. This tissue contains nerves and blood vessels that allow the tooth to expand. The bacteria (germs) that enter your tooth through deep cavities, cracks or damaged fillings can cause the formation of an abscess. This is the infection of dental pulp which is at the origin of this abscess. In this case, the pulp must be removed. The abscess can cause pain or inflammation. Dentist can detect infection from a dental radiography or by observing other changes in your tooth. In the absence of treatment, the abscess can cause serious oral health problems.
Who performs the treatment?
Your dentist can carry out himself canal treatment or refer you to consult an endodontist. An endodontist is a dentist who has a diploma of specialized university studies in Endodontics.Endodontics is a specialty of dentistry that studies the treatment of dental pulp or nerve.
If a primary tooth (milk tooth) your child is damaged, your dentist may also advise you to consult a specialist in pediatric dentistry. A pediatric dentist has completed at least two years of university training in this field.
What are the symptoms prior to root canal treatment?
Usually the tooth hurts, or has swelling. It is possible to have an abscess and caries that killed the nerve and never have had any pain.
How do you proceed to confirm that I have to have a root canal?
We must conduct some tests to confirm that the nerve is dead or ill.
First, one must take a radiograph of the tooth root.
It performs a percussion test by knocking lightly on the tooth with the small mirror dentist. If abscesses, tooth is much more painful than the others.
We also do a cold test. It consists in applying an ice cotton swab on the teeth involved. Normally the teeth should feel cold. If a tooth feels extreme cold or no cold, she is sick or dead. An electrical test (vitalomètre) can also be made for condition of the nerve.At deivam dental clinic, Dr. Rajarajan, is here to perform treatments for all kind of tooth related problems. Choose Root Canal Treatment in Madurai one of the best option to treat pulp diseases and have a healthy gums!!
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