Inside a tooth, beneath the white enamel and a hard layer called dentine, there is a soft tissue called pulp. This pulp contains blood vessels, connecting tissues, and nerves. It helps to grow the root of the tooth during the process of development. In a fully developed stage tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth is already nourished by the tissues. During an infection, it often spreads up to the pulp causing severe pain, gum swelling and pressure.
Modern endodontic treatment is just a routine filling and usually gets completed within 2 to 3 appointments to your dentist depending on the condition of the tooth and your personal circumstances. Visit your dentist every 6 months for regular checkups to avoid this kind of tooth problem.
The medical canal process offers an array of advantages:
• The tooth looks natural.
• Efficient chewing.
• Proper biting force and sensation.
• The tooth can be protected from excessive strain and wear.
What is a root canal?
• Root canal or endodontic treatment is done on the inside of the tooth when the pulp gets infected. That infection can cause due to various reasons, such as deep decay, faulty crown, and crack on the tooth. Also, trauma to the tooth can also cause pulp infection even there is no visible crack on the tooth. If that infected tooth is left untreated, it can cause severe pain.
• It is impossible to find out which is the most important among those three, but it is inevitable that the first one should be of greater importance. As per endodontic states, the matter which is removed from the root canal carries more importance than the matter which is placed inside. Proper cleaning and shaping carry the necessary functions of the later processes of three-dimensional obturation and disinfection.
• However, for a dentist, there is another step which precedes those three. An error in the preliminary step can compromise the later three processes. This step is the preparation of the accession cavity, which is the opening in the dental crown which permits the processes of shaping &cleaning, disinfection and three-dimensional obturation of the root canal.
Success of the procedure
The success of that endodontic process entirely depends on the precise and proper execution of the step. An access cavity produced improperly in terms of position, depth or extent can hamper the process to a great extent.
Benefits of the dental treatment
Endodontic treatment can help maintaining beautiful teeth so that you don’t have any problem during chewing your food and you will not find any pain in your teeth. However, it is essential that one takes care of the pearly whites even after the procedure in order to ensure long-lasting results.