Why do I need root canal treatment?The root canal treatment procedure is usually carried out when there is a degenerated pulp or infection in a tooth. The process helps to retain the tooth which otherwise would require an extraction.
Is it worth going through so much trouble just to save a tooth, instead of extracting it?Saving a tooth by root canal treatment is anyway less costlier than replacement after extraction.The natural presence of the tooth is however, ia psychological advantage in many ways and also helps in proprioception through preservation.
What are the symptoms elicited having root canal problem?Some of the major symptoms of a root canal problem include toothache that lingers on when you have a hot or cold drink, unprovoked toothache, pain while chewing and pain when you lie down.Aclear cut diagnosis can be established after having a radiograph done and as well making use of the vitality test.
Why does the tooth tissue become inflamed or diseased?A deep decay,cracked tooth that might have resulted due to a fall or while chewing on hard food.Many cases of periodontal infection entering the root canal from the root tip.
Will the root canal treatment be painful?Generally the procedure can be done totally painless by having a local anesthesia given to the patient and further pain controlled by medicaments after a thorough root cleaning.
How is root canal treatment done?An access cavity is opened and cleaning of the canals are done using the files and disinfecting solutions.Finally the root canals are filled with a material to prevent any forther entry of bacteria.
Is there anything to be done after a root canal treatment?A root canal treated tooth may be less in structure and would need to be built up with a strong restorative material.At times in a severed tooth it may need to be built up using a post. Finally a root canal treated tooth has to be reinforced with a crown which provides structural durability to the tooth and prevents fracture.
Is it mandatory a crown is needed after root canal treatment of the tooth?Yes,a crown is needed as protection so as to prevent any fracture and on many occasins a tooth discolors and a tooth colored crown provides the color similar to the adjacent teeth.
How much does root canal treatment cost?Root canal treatment cost is dependant on complexity and the number of roots a tooth has.The front teeth having one root are less costlier than the back teeth having many roots.
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