Root canal treatment is a procedure that eliminates bacteria from the infected root canal, stops further infection of the tooth, and protects the natural tooth. The process of root canal involves removing the infected pulp and the tooth is cleaned thoroughly and carefully disinfected. After all of this is done, it is filled and properly sealed.
Generally, root canals are required when a patient feels sensitivity issues, cracked tooth, a cavity, etc. Some of the symptoms that you might need a root canal are:
With technological advancement and better anesthetic facilities, RCTs don’t hurt. This perception of it being painful is decades old. Now, it hurts just as much as getting a filling.
It is nowhere found or clinically proven that root canals cause illness.
Pregnant women can have root canals. Although there is exposure to radiation during the X-ray, it is not that significant. The sedatives or anesthetic agents that are provided are also safe for them.
The pulp of the infected tooth is removed, and the remaining canal is cleaned and sealed. The roots of a tooth aren’t removed.
Pain is a sign that you need root canals. Sometimes, it can also be needed even if there is no pain. Dentists are equipped to check the tooth if it is infected or not. So, pain is not necessarily the indicator if a person needs the treatment or not.
Saving our natural teeth for as long as one can is the goal. In root canals, endodontists try to protect your natural tooth and other teeth from infection.
With today’s technology root canals take a maximum of two visits to your dentists. It makes the process fuss-free and smooth.
If proper oral hygiene is maintained and regular visits are made to the dentists then your natural teeth can last for a lifetime.
Having root canal treatment to protect our natural teeth can have various advantages like:
Bay Smile Design offers expert dental care treatments including root canals in Sunnyvale, CA. For more details and appointments, call us at (408) 830-0123, book online, or visit us at 1298 Kifer Road Suite #501, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.