To most people, getting a root canal may appear to be a daunting endeavor, as there are several stories regarding root canals being a painful treatment. Contrary to common assumption, when done correctly, a root canal should be a completely painless treatment with nothing to be afraid of. Focus Dental Group provides root canal the best root canal therapy.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
When the blood or nerve supply of the tooth becomes infected due to decay or damage, root canal treatment is required. In the early stages of an infection, you may not experience any pain. In rare situations, the color of your tooth may darken, indicating that the nerve of the tooth has perished. This would necessitate root canal therapy.
Advantages of Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Treatment seeks to achieve a result in which the tissue surrounding the root remains healthy despite the degenerative changes that the tooth root has undergone.
Root Canal Treatment does the majority of the cleaning for the body by eliminating bacteria and tissue irritants found inside the tooth.
Root Canal Procedure
The dentist will apply a little dose of numbing medicine to the gum near the damaged tooth. You may get a sharp discomfort or a burning sensation, but it will pass quickly.
After numbing your tooth, the dentist will cut a small opening on the top of the tooth. Using sophisticated equipment known as files, the specialist can carefully scrape the tainted or weakened pulp until it is disclosed. They will take great care to clean all of your tooth's tracts (canals).
After the pulp has been removed, our dentist can apply a topical antibiotic to the affected area to ensure that the infection has been eradicated and to avoid reinfection. After cleaning and disinfecting the canals, the dentist will fill and seal the tooth with caulk and gutta-percha, a rubber-like material. Oral antibiotics may also be prescribed. The treatment will be completed by the dentist filling the little opening at the top of the tooth with a soft, temporary substance.
The dentist next removes the temporary filling and replaces the tooth with a crown or a filling to strengthen it and improve its appearance. If an endodontist does the root canal treatment, he or she will normally advise you to go back to your general dentist for this phase.
To learn more about our root canal treatment, stop by Focus Dental Group at 6770 S 900 E Suite 301 in Midvale, UT 84047, or call (801) 255-7101 to schedule an appointment.