How Root Canal Treatment Saves Your Tooth

How Root Canal Treatment Saves Your ToothOtherwise known as endodontic, root canal treatment is the necessary treatment of an irreversibly infected, damaged, or otherwise, dead dental pulp.

Consisting of nerves, blood vessels, and soft tissues, the dental pulp is central to the growth and nourishment of a developing tooth.

When dental trauma, due to decay, faulty fillings, and other dental injuries, penetrate deep enough into the tooth, the dental pulp is exposed to an entire population of mouth dwelling bacteria.

When this happens, the dental tooth becomes infected and inflamed. An infected and inflamed dental tooth often causes debilitating dental pain and prominent swelling. Once infected, the dental tooth compromises oral health.

Endodontic Therapy

Endodontic therapy, or root canal treatment can relieve you of dental pain by surgically removing the infected dental tooth in an attempt to save the remaining healthy structures of your tooth.

Root canal treatment is pretty much a straightforward procedure. During the procedure, your dentist will administer a local anesthetic to numb the affected tooth and its surrounding areas. Once numbed, your dentist will surgically remove the infected dental pulp. This part of the procedure is referred to as pulpectomy.

Once the infected dental pulp is removed, the inside of your tooth will be cleaned and disinfected. Your dentist Sunshine Coast will them seal your your teeth with a rubber-like gutta percha filling. To fully maximize the restorative benefits of endodontic therapy, your dental will cap your new restored with a prosthetic dental crown that afford additional protection against dental injury.

Dentist Sunshine Coast

There is no point in suffering through diabolical dental pain. Root canal treatment effectively relieves dental pain while preserving your tooth. Keeping your natural teeth is important as it, among other reasons, prevents the rest of your teeth from shifting out of place.

Smiles Nambour Dental has long since offered a comprehensive range of modern dental treatments to the local Sunshine Coast community, and its surrounding regions. For high-quality endodontic therapy, visit your Dentist In Sunshine Coast at Smiles Nambour Dental.

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