Root Canal Treatment(also known as endodontic treatment) is performed to repair the root canal decay and infections. The treatment also helps you to prevent reinfection of the tooth and to save your natural tooth. It is a procedure where the infected pulp is carefully removed and the inside of the tooth is properly cleaned of infection and sealed. This treatment process has to be done very carefully as the nerve of the tooth lies within the root canal. The dentists always recommend you to visit a dental clinic if the toothache is too painful as ignoring it could form abscesses.
Getting a canal treatment is nothing like the old days. The doctors give you anesthesia making the procedure less painful, in fact, it is painless. It is highly effective and will restore your smile, chewing of food also becomes a lot easier. You’ll not only get a normal sensation but will also see it has a natural appearance.
Inside every person’s tooth is soft tissue. This soft tissue is Pulp & it lies within the enamel and the hard white layer called dentin. The pulp contains nerves & connective tissues and blood vessels. It is mostly useful when your tooth is developing and the root of your teeth needs support and nourishment.
The main reason for a root canal treatment is when the tooth decay is too deep or there’s a chip or crack in the tooth. Serious trauma to the face could also trigger the nerves and the pulp to become agitated and inflamed.
This treatment has a high success rate as these days, it is a daily procedure drill. The treatment of the root canal can last for a lifetime. Since the final touch of the treatment includes either filling or crown, it will look very natural. But it is best if you can find a good dental clinic or dentist for frequent visits.
The cost of the treatment will depend on how complex your tooth problem is. The cost of molars are usually higher as their treatment is more difficult.
You will definitely feel numb in your mouth for at least 2 to 4 hours after the treatment. Although you can go on and continue with your daily routine, however, you are advised not to eat anything unless the numbness has completely left.