Painless Root Canal Treatment
If you need root canal treatment then Smile Again is dedicated to helping you. Many people shiver, just hearing the name of ROOT CANAL TREATMENT. Well, relax and sit back.. it's actually the solution and not the issue, it will often solve the problems associated with toothache or swelling. At SmileAgain, root canal treatment can solve your tooth ache. It is certainly not a frightening or painful procedure, but rather the solution to getting a pain free tooth and a restful night's sleep!
What are the common causes that can lead to the need for root canal treatment?
If a tooth has been knocked out, heavily filled, cracked or decayed, it would necessarily lead eventually to pain, infection or darkening of your tooth. If any of these symptoms were to occur, then there exists a possibility that your tooth requires root canal treatment, also called endodontic treatment, or root canal therapy.
What is the procedure for root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment essentially involves the removal of the tooth's pulp, a small, thread-like tissue in the center of the tooth. After the removal of the damaged, diseased or dead pulp, the left over space is cleaned, shaped and filled. This procedure seals off the root canal. Before the advent of modern scientific dentistry, teeth, with diseased or injured pulps, were removed altogether. Root canal treatment now saves many teeth that would have otherwise been lost. Root canal treatment at SmileAgain is a virtually pain free procedure to eliminate the often agonising pain in an infected or highly inflamed tooth, It also helps to prevent a possible worsening pain or infection in your teeth. The procedure involves removal and cleaning of the infection present inside the root of the tooth. After completing the root canal treatment a rubberlike filling material is sealed inside the root to prevent the recurrence of the infection, also a white filling and strong porcelain crown is bonded onto your tooth to strengthen it.
What is the success rate of root canal treatment?
Around 95% of root canal treatments are successful. At SmileAgain, state-of-the-art electronic cleaning and measuring devices are used for the root canal treatment. Smile Againhas invested in the latest rotary root canal preparation. This high-tech device makes root canal treatment much more comfortable, predictable, safer, and faster, too.
What are the alternatives to root canal treatment?
One may delay treatment, or prefer tooth extraction. But, it is often better to save natural teeth with root canal treatment, with appropriate bridges and crowns, particularly when there is a cavity that could lead to serious complications. Otherwise, implants, or dentures, may be needed on extraction of natural teeth.
After the root canal therapy is completed, one may perhapsobservea slight discoloration and brittleness in the treated tooth. In most cases, Smile Again will then recommend a permanent crown for the treated tooth. Not infrequently, it may be even imperative to set a crown on that tooth as soon as possible. If not crowned immediately, the tooth structure may become fragile, with greater chances of cracking and crumbling of the teeth. A follow-up examination can monitor tissue healing. From this point on, one must continue brushing and flossing as usual, and visit Smile Again at least once in every six months, unless unforeseen exigencies needed an earlier visit. With proper care and regular visits to Smile Again, the tooth should last as long as other natural teeth.