In this article, we will learn about the importance of root canal treatment and how is it done. This article is comprehensive and will answer all your inquiries.
Root canal treatment is done by endodontic specialists, where the affected and inflamed pulp and nerve are removed and eliminated from the root canal of the tooth, and prevent re-inflammation to the tooth to preserve the natural tooth and avoid extraction.
The procedure also includes cleaning and shaping the inner portion of the root canal, then filling and closing the space, after which the dentist places a crown on the tooth to protect it and restore its original function.
Root canal treatment includes removing infected pulps and nerves from the root canals then cleaning and reshaping the canals followed by irrigation and permanent filling and permanent crown at the end of the treatment.
Killing the nerve is how we commonly referred to a dental treatment called root canal treatment, this is nothing more than the removal of the damaged nerve inside the tooth, cleaning, and disinfection of the canals that contain them, and sealing them with an inert and biocompatible material.
Through the use of oxidative, chelating agents, and biocompatible antimicrobials, the tooth is cleaned from the inside.
RCT is usually done in three sessions, and it may take between one to three sessions to complete.
As for the nerve filling step alone, it became possible to perform it in only one session.
It is worth noting that the sessions include the previous steps, may take 90 minutes to 3 hours per session, and the number of visits may increase or decrease depending on the case, and if the inflammation is severe, the number of visits may increase, and vice versa, and if the case is simple and there are no complications after the first session, there is no need for more sessions, but rather it moves to the step final straight to the crown.
A temporary filling is usually placed after root canal treatment; To ensure the completion of the treatment, with the possibility of re-intervention if the need arises.
This type of filling is used to close the root canal area; Until the final restoration (usually the crown) is placed.
This temporary filling is soft and can be removed later easily.
The dentist removes the temporary filling.
A permanent filling is then used to seal the tooth.
Later on, an artificial crown is placed on top of the filling and around the remaining natural tooth.
The sedative filling can be a part of root canal treatment and not a substitution. The sedative filling is a temporary filling used to examine the effectiveness of the root canal treatment.
The tooth is sealed with a temporary filling following the root canal procedure.
It is important to return to your general dentist to have the temporary filling removed and replaced with a permanent restoration within the next 2 weeks following treatment
Yes, eating after filling a root canal treated tooth is possible but consciousness and awareness are required, what we mean to say here is avoid eating until the numbness wears off, avoid chewing hard and sticky food items, for at least 24 hours, and after installing a permanent dental crown.
The cost for root canal treatment alone ranges from forty-five to fifty-five euros without a crown, and up to a hundred and thirty-five with a dental crown.
Root canal treatments are always followed by a crown, cause the tooth become weak and brittle after root canal treatment.
It worth mentioning that a Dental crown can be installed directly without the need for root canal treatment.
Like any other treatment, RCT may result in some side effects like:
Moreover, the tooth may crack after RCT if the crown is not placed.
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