Several factors can damage teeth structure, and it’s vital nerve which can cause other oral complications if left untreated. Saving a tooth from further damage and restoring its structure and function is essential in maintaining a good oral condition. Here at Blue Ridge Family Dental, we offer Root Canal Treatment to rebuild teeth that were damaged by decay and infection.
What is a Root Canal Treatment?
It is the process used to save a damaged tooth. It involves the cleaning, removal of the infected tooth pulp and sealing it to restore its structure and function. By undergoing root canal treatment, the tooth is preserved by eliminating the dying vital tissues inside the tooth reducing the risk and the further spread of infection and damage.
When do you Need a Root Canal Treatment?
Common symptoms associated with damaged and infected teeth are:
- Severe Pain
- Gum Swelling
- Sensitivity to cold and hot foods and beverages
- Bad Taste in the Mouth
- Pain when chewing and biting
The Root Canal Procedure
- The first step is the administering of a local anesthetic to numb the area that needs treatment.
- Once the anesthetics take effect, the dentist will create an opening to the tooth by drilling to access it’s inside for the procedure.
- The infected pulp is then removed, and the tooth is being cleaned and disinfected.
- An X-ray is then performed to check if there are any pulp debris left.
- Once the teeth are entirely clean, it will be sealed using a gutta-percha (rubber-like material) which acts as a temporary filling while waiting for the permanent crown.
- Once the permanent crown is made, it is then be placed over the tooth to restore its structure and function as well as protect it from further damage.
After the Procedure
A restored tooth by Root Canal treatment is durable and can last a lifetime with:
- Good oral hygiene practice
- Proper oral care
- A regular visit to the dentist
- Avoiding hard and sticky Foods
Though Root Canal procedure can last a lifetime, there are possibilities that it may fail and be redone due to some reasons such as:
- Bacterial leakage into the canal post treatment
- Tooth fracture
- The curved or Narrow canal which was left untreated
- Undetected complicated anatomy of the canal
In this case, a root canal retreatment is performed to fix the issues and aid the healing process of the tooth. The process involves the removal of old filling, infected and decayed tissues and the placement of new fillings and crowns.
Restore and strengthen your teeth through Root Canal Treatment in Vacaville. Book your appointment now! Visit us at 292 Alamo Drive, Ste. 5, Vacaville, CA 95688.