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What Happens During a Root Canal Therapy?

Posted on 11/21/2022 by Young Jun DDS MD FACS
What Happens During a Root Canal Therapy?If your tooth hurts or aches severely, you may wonder if you need root canal therapy. Your dentist may recommend root canal therapy if you have been experiencing any of the following symptoms: gum infection, discomfort, gum swelling, extreme pain, and sensitivity to hot and cold substances, and gumballs.

The tooth's nerve can become infected or die if the tooth is severely damaged. Root canal therapy, required in the event of an infection, may or may not be painful, depending on the individual.

Damage to the nerve from cavities, deep fillings, fractured or cracked teeth, or even mechanical or thermal stresses are a few potential reasons for a dead nerve. Root canal therapy is necessary in such circumstances to save the tooth. The infected nerve is extracted from the tooth, the canals are cleaned, and a nonreactive filling is placed.

Root Canal Therapy Consists of Three Phases

In the first step, the infected tissue and the dead nerve are surgically removed. Antibiotics are used to decrease the bacterial count in the canal. After that, symptoms typically begin to fade. However, it would help if you kept up with your treatment to prevent the infection from returning.

The second step involves cleaning and shaping the canals. When the inert filler is delivered, it is done in a sterile setting achieved by administering drugs to remove any remaining debris.

Finally, in Stage 3, the canals are filled with an inert material to complete the therapy. The tooth can be restored with a permanent filling and then capped with a crown.

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Despite the myths, root canal treatments can save and restore the function of an infected tooth. If you are curious about scheduling a root canal, we suggest reading the detailed instructions above. This procedure causes no discomfort whatsoever.

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