Root canal therapy or also known as endodontic therapy is your dentist or endodontist’s attempt to save the tooth that is already damaged. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (living tissue inside the tooth) are removed, while the hollow space left is filled with a medicated material and restores the tooth’s function.
While others would prefer to have the decayed tooth extracted, little do they know that tooth extraction only appears to be more beneficial, as it is the easiest way to get rid of a damaged tooth. Pulling or extracting a tooth may be more expensive and could also cause added problems to the teeth beside it. The teeth beside the pulled tooth can possibly crowd, meaning could all go closer to the emptied space of the extracted tooth, causing uneven gaps.
Dentists at Braydon Dental Care clinic have a high success rate for this procedure, with lifetime results achieved. The only thing you’ll have to ensure is to absolutely have good oral hygiene as the tooth that has undergone this procedure may be prone to infections in the long run. If all is well, then there is no need to have another procedure done.
Here are some of the main reasons why your dentist may recommend for you to have a root canal therapy:
– Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold food and drink
– Abscess on the gums
– Severe toothache pain
– Swelling or tenderness of the gum area
– Decay has reached the tooth pulp (nerves)
– Injury or trauma to the gum or tooth
– An infection has reached the insides of the gum
In addition to this, teeth that have root canal therapy are always covered by a dental crown. This encases the tooth, protects it from further infection and allow it to heal completely.