Why is a root canal treatment needed?
A root canal is required by someone with extreme tooth decay and infectious roots. By performing a root canal, the process of decaying can be stopped, and the tooth can be saved. During a root canal, the doctors can get rid of the infected pulp. It is then obturated and capped. Over time depending on success and severity, the infection heals.
What is the procedure of a root canal?
It used to take more than one visit to the dentist to complete a root canal procedure, but development and progression in dentistry now allows for the procedure to be completed in just one visit.
At first, the x-ray is taken to determine where and how much the damage is. The dentist next uses local anesthesia to numb the area that is to be worked on. They make sure that the operational area stays clean and dry using a rubber dam. Starting the procedure, they drill into the tooth and remove all the decay, puss, and infected matter. After this step, they use small files to clean and disinfect the canals.
The canals are then filled with gutta-percha. A crown is recommended for all posterior root canal treated teeth. For anterior teeth, your dentist will make the best recommendation depending upon the amount of missing tooth structure.