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Archive for April 2019

Root canal treatment is performed on infected and decayed teeth to save the tooth from extraction. A root canal involves the removal of the infected pulp, cleaning, and disinfection of the tooth and is completed by refilling and sealing. At Hedgewood House Dental here in Kingston, the root canal procedure is performed by a dentist or endodontist.

Possible conditions that will require root canal treatment include tooth abscesses, deep cavities, cracked tooth, infected dental nerve and trauma to the tooth. These conditions will bring about abscesses, unbearable pain and inflammation. The bacteria in the abscess may find their way into the bloodstream and reach different organs in the body. Immediately seek professional dental advise from Hedgewood House Dental if you have unbearable pain and swelling in your tooth.

The Root Canal Process

The following are the activities that your dentist will undertake to make a diagnosis and after recommending root canal treatment.

X-ray: An x-ray is recommended if the dentist suspects you need a root canal. The x-ray helps to examine the tooth and identify the site of decay or an abscess.

Anesthesia: You will be placed under local anesthesia around the affected tooth. Anesthesia will help to prevent pain and discomfort during the procedure.

Pulpectomy: The dentist will make a small opening on your tooth through which infected pulp is removed.

A filling: Once the tooth has been cleaned, the dentist will refill the tooth with gutta-percha and then seal using cement.

After the Procedure

Following the root canal treatment, you may feel some tenderness near the treated tooth. The jaw may also feel tender and sore due to having opened the mouth for an extended period of time. You will be given some pain relief tabs to deal with the pain.

Hedgewood House Dental advises that you should not eat anything until all the numbness has worn off. Avoid biting down or chewing with the tooth that received root canal treatment. Lastly, the maintenance of dental hygiene through brushing and flossing will be important for overall oral health.