A Root canal treatment is required when the pulp of the tooth is damaged either due to injury or severe decaying of the tooth. Most people mistake getting a root canal done as a rather painful process, whereas, in reality, it is a painless procedure and causes you minimum discomfort. A root canal can be done in a single sitting to a few sittings depending on the condition of your tooth and the extent of the decay.
Vijaya Dental Clinic is equipped with the latest technology to carry out the process. During the root canal procedure, the affected area of your tooth will be assessed, and then the damaged or dead pulp will be removed, and the area is sealed. A crown or a cap will then be placed over the tooth to prevent any breakage of the tooth, especially if extensive restoration is done, leaving behind only a small portion of the tooth. A root canal is a highly effective way to eliminate pain and repair the tooth damage.
Root canals are generally recommended or required when there is an infection deep within the tooth. The pulp inside the tooth becomes infected with bacteria due to an injury or because of an untreated cavity. Without proper treatment, the infection can become severe enough that you might have to get your tooth removed altogether.
It is very important for you to take good care of your teeth and gums, and your overall oral hygiene after a root canal. You may have to schedule an additional or a follow-up visit with your dentist for taking X-ray of the treated tooth, to ensure all signs of infection are gone. Further, oral care includes following a strict routine at home, including brushing twice a day, properly washing your mouth after each meal, and avoiding chewing on hard foods as it may cause the tooth to break.
With proper care and attention, your tooth that is treated with a root canal treatment can stay healthy for the rest of your life, and you might not feel the need to see the doctor again for the same.