Root Canal Surgery

Root Canal Surgery

This branch assesses the state of the nerves, arterioles and veins (dental pulp) that run through the teeth and the possible problems they may have. It is not “killing the nerve.” Instead, it is extracting the infected pulp. This treatment aims to disinfect the canal containing the pulp located in the root and then fill it with a filling material.Infected pulp may be due to deep decay or a hard blow to the tooth from severe trauma. The objective of this specialty is to save your tooth. Keep in mind that the loss of dental structure is greater when accessing the nerve, in addition to the tooth lost due to caries or trauma. These teeth are usually rehabilitated with pins and later crowns (also called caps).

 

Why is root canal treatment essential?

A root canal infection does not go away on its own. Painkillers or anti-inflammatories also have no effect. Once the tissue is inflamed, it will not heal. The tooth tissue will die if you do not perform a root canal treatment. The inflammation can spread to the jaw bone. If the inflammation enters the jawbone, you can lose teeth. That is why infected root canal treatment is essential.

 

Root Canal Surgery

What alternatives are there?

The first alternative is endodontics, when a tooth causes pain and/or infection. Still, suppose the tooth is severely destroyed or has a poor prognosis, or the treatment is not wanted. In that case, the next alternative is extraction since maintaining a tooth infected in the mouth is a risk to general health. If a said tooth is extracted, restorative alternatives such as implants, bridges and prostheses will be valued, but the idea is to keep our tooth.

What care do I need?

The root canalized tooth will always require a restorative treatment, whether a filling or a crown (cover). As it does not have a nerve, since it has been removed, if there is a problem in the tooth, it will not warn pain with the usual mechanism, so periodic check-ups must be carried out, maintaining good hygiene and not subjecting the tooth to loads extreme (nuts, crunchy) since it can be fractured more easily.

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Root Canal Treatment

A crown and one or more roots make up each of your teeth. The tooth is held firmly in your mouth by its roots as well as its visible crown. A canal can be found in each root canal of a tooth. Small blood vessels and nerve fibers can be found in the root canal. When the tissue in your tooth is inflamed, you need a root canal specialist for treatment because inflamed tooth tissue can no longer be cured. At Virginia Dental Care our experienced dentists use the most up-to-date methods and tools to do root canal treatment.

1. Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia is used throughout the procedure. Your healthcare provider has experience giving anesthesia. Anaesthesia is not necessarily required if the infection-caused death of the root canal's nerve has been complete.

2. Rubber Dam

A rubber dam is first set up so that the process can run as smoothly and effectively as feasible. The tooth is shielded from the rest of the mouth cavity by this rubber patch. After that, the dentist drills a hole in the tooth to access the canal system.

3. Drilling

Drilling is used to accessing the root canals through the dental cavity. By hand or with a rotary file, the contents of the canals are taken out and the channels are slightly widened. The root canals are cleaned with a rinse agent during filing.

4. Disinfectant Rinse

It is vital to provide room for rinse aid disinfection. Our dentist next inserts filler material into the opening in the root canal. By closing the channel in this way, you make it less likely that your mouth will get inflamed again.

Are you dreading treatment?

People fear root canals. It’s understandable, but it’s unnecessary. We have experienced dentists and endodontists. Local anaesthesia is used for root canals. So you’ll feel no pain during the whole treatment. Your practitioner can explain the treatment step-by-step if you prefer. Read our website and letters before treatment. This way, you’ll be prepared.

How long does a root canal treatment take?

The number of root canals that must be treated determines how much time the dentist must devote to the procedure. There are a variety of canals in each tooth. A molar has several, compared to a typical tooth’s one. That’s why treatment times range from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Make an appointment with our endodontist in Virginia today!

Do you need a root canal treatment, and would you like it performed by an endodontist? Would you like more information about endodontology? Or would you like a second opinion before making a decision? Make an appointment today, and we will do our best to resolve all your concerns and restore your adorable smile.