ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth followed by cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma.
Root canal treatment is needed when an injury or a large cavity damages the tooth’s root. The root becomes infected or inflamed.The dentist numbs the tooth. An opening is made through the crown of the tooth to the pulp chamber.Special files are used to clean the infection and unhealthy pulp out of the canals. Then they shape the canals for the filling material. Irrigation is used to help clean the canals and remove debris.The canals are filled with a permanent material. This helps to keep the canals free of infection or contamination.A temporary filling material is placed on top of the permanent material to seal the opening. The filling remains until the tooth receives a permanent filling or a crown. A crown, sometimes called a cap, looks like a natural tooth. It is placed over the top of the tooth.The crown is cemented into place.