Even if you are extremely diligent in caring for your teeth, from time to time, you may experience some issues. If your tooth is decayed, and the decay has become so bad that it has affected the nerve, not only will you be in quite a bit of pain, but if you don’t seek treatment within a reasonable amount of time, the only option for treatment may be to extract the affected tooth.
If you would like to avoid this, then seeking care from your dentist at the first inkling of a problem is the best course of action. In most cases, your dentist will be able to perform a root canal and save your tooth.
How Does the Root Canal Process Work?
If your tooth needs a root canal, your dentist will begin by numbing the affected tooth, including the root and nerve. They will then remove the interior of the tooth, which is the part infected when a root canal is needed. Once the “pulp” inside of your tooth is removed, the remain shell will be cleaned out, to remove any lasting traces of infection.
Once it is clean, the tooth will be filled with a special material and then a cap, or crown, will be placed over the tooth to protect its structural integrity.
Is the Root Canal Right for You?
If you have a tooth that is painful and being consumed by decay, then it will likely be the best option. With a root canal, you won’t have to worry about the tooth having to be removed. This will allow you to continue using the tooth as you normally would.
As you can see, a root canal makes sense in many situations. If you believe you need one, make sure to contact your dentist.
Find out more about root canal treatment by visiting the Shifa Dental website.