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Root Canal Treatment and Process

05 May 2015, Dabur Dental Team

A successful root canal treatment is a must, especially after going through all the discomfort and anxiety and dental problems. To understand whether or not the procedure will be a success, first let’s begin with understanding what happens.

During the root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected. It is then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta percha. Once this is done, the treated tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection. After restoration, the tooth continues to function normally, with any dental problems. To make anything last, care is vital. Similarly, proper care is the key to a lifetime of hassle-free oral health. A treated tooth can become brittle and more prone to damage. This is an important consideration when deciding whether to crown or fill a tooth after the root canal treatment. Also good oral hygiene is a must as tooth decay q can still occur in treated teeth. Brush using India’s best toothpaste - Meswak.

To determine the success or failure of a root canal treatment, the most relied-upon method is to compare a new X-rays with one taken prior to treatment. Your dentist should take care of this.

Over time, teeth can become more brittle and have a greater tendency to fracture. That’s why it’s important to place crowns on root canal treated teeth to cover and protect them from undue stress, which will increase their longevity. Sometimes it is also necessary to place a post inside a treated root canal to support and reinforce a crown, especially if the tooth has been extensively damaged.

A regular check-up is also important to prevent further dental problems. Thus, remember to choose your dentist wisely as this is a detailed and tedious procedure. You too play an important role in ensuring that this treatment turns out to be a success, so post treatment care must be taken seriously.

Make sure your dentist gives you a cap/crown over the root canal treated tooth so as to avoid breakage. Maintain proper oral hygiene and choose the right toothpaste to keep all dental problems away & ensure proper dental care.

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