If you had a tooth with a sick nerve in the past, you would most likely lose that tooth. You may be able to save that tooth today thanks to a particular dental procedure known as root canal treatment. The pulp and nerve are located inside each tooth. The nerve is a relic of the tissue that gave birth to the tooth. The nerve’s function is no longer required once the tooth has been in the mouth for a while.
Bacteria can enter the pulp when a tooth is broken or has a deep cavity. Infections inside the tooth can be caused by bacteria. If left untreated, pus will develop up at the root tip of the tooth in the jawbone, causing a “pus-pocket” known as an abscess. The pulp tissue can perish as a result of an abscess. Pain and swelling can occur if the infected pulp is not removed. The infection’s metabolites can harm your jawbones and your general health. Your tooth may have to be extracted if you don’t get treatment.
A root canal is usually a simple operation that requires one to three visits and causes little or no discomfort. During therapy, the diseased pulp is removed by your normal dentist or an endodontist (a dentist who specializes in pulp disorders).
After that, the tooth’s pulp chamber and root canal(s) are cleaned and sealed. In order to strengthen the residual structure of posterior teeth that have had endodontic treatment, a cast crown is frequently inserted.
Your repaired tooth can last a lifetime if you continue to care for your teeth and gums with regular brushing, flossing, and checkups so that the root(s) of the restored tooth are nourished by the surrounding tissues. Best of all, it has the potential to save your tooth and keep you smiling confidently!
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