Root canal is referred to the natural cavity or space within the center of the tooth. Canal consists of the pulp chamber which provides nutrients and nerve supply to each tooth.
A cavity in the tooth leaves an opening where bacteria can enter and multiply. Left without treatment, these bacteria cause infections, causing severe pain and swelling that could eventually lead to spread to surrounding regions of the face.
A root canal treatment is a procedure done to treat and save a tooth that is infected or badly decayed.
The treatment involves (1) removal of the contents in the canal cavity (2) cleaning and sealing the infected area inside the tooth
Hence routine checkups will enable us to keep a check on developing decay and prevent it from progressing.
Myth – Root canal treatment is painful.
Truth – Root canal treatment doesn’t cause pain, it relieves it.
Myth – Root canal treatment causes illness.
Truth – There is no valid, scientific evidence linking root canal-treated teeth and disease elsewhere in the body.
Myth – A good alternative to root canal treatment is extraction.
Truth – Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the very best option.
Myth – Root canal therapies are often lengthy, requiring many visits.
Truth – Root canal therapies can be completed in one to three appointments.
Myth – You do not need a root canal if you’re not feeling any pain.
Truth – Teeth that require root canal therapy are not always symptomatic of pain.
Crowns are the standard of care in dental health after completing a root canal. Root canal treated teeth get brittle because they are no longer nourished and hydrated from the inside. Over time they will fracture without a crown. Hence, a crown or cap helps to strengthen and protect your tooth from further damage
The single most important benefit of root canal therapy is that you keep your tooth. Extraction may lead to other dental problems. For instance, drifting of adjacent teeth, bite problems, Jaw joint discomfort, and the need to treat adjacent teeth that do not otherwise need dental treatment in order to restore the missing tooth. No matter how effective modern tooth replacements are – and they can be very effective – nothing is a good as your natural tooth.