Can My Tooth Be Saved?
Even if you are not currently feeling any tooth pain, the dentist might recommend a root canal.
Sometimes, tooth infections are painless and can spread slowly through the tooth. To stop the infection and save the tooth from extraction, the dentist may recommend a root canal treatment.
The objective is to prolong the lifespan of the natural tooth as much as possible so it can continue to function.
But What Exactly Is A Root Canal?
Root canal treatment helps relieve dental pain and save your teeth. One needs a root canal when there is an inflammation and infection in the roots of a tooth.
A person will need a root canal treatment if the pulp chamber of the tooth becomes infected or inflamed. This may be due to severe tooth decay, tooth cracking and other forms of tooth damages.
Without treatment, pulp infection can cause severe pain or cause a tooth abscess, which often necessitates tooth extraction.
There are visible signs that a person needs to undergo root canal surgery:
- Sensitivity to hot or cold items
- Pain when chewing or touching
- Swelling and inflammation of the lymph nodes.
- Pimple-like swelling on their gums
However, these symptoms are not the same for everyone – some people may show no symptoms, yet need to undergo a root canal treatment to prevent additional damage and save the tooth.
How Can A Root Canal Save The Tooth?
During the procedure, your dentist will remove the infected or inflamed pulp material and clean the pulp chamber and root canal properly. After disinfecting the area, the dentist will fill the gap with a filling material
After that, the next step is to cover the affected tooth with a crown to strengthen and protect it from damages.
The crown tooth will look and feel natural and will continue to function fully for many years to come.
If you delay our treatment, there is a risk that the infection will spread further and may lead to swelling and jawbone infection, which can be detrimental to overall wellbeing. At that point, there will be no other alternative than to remove the tooth (extraction)
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