Teeth that would otherwise need to be pulled due to decay or damage can be saved by a root canal procedure in Ladysmith. The infected or damaged pulp of the tooth is replaced with a filling during the dental operation. Root canal therapy is one of the operations dental specialists conduct the most frequently in Wisconsin. Below is the procedure you need to know about when you get root canal therapy.
To assess the degree of infection and damage, your dentist will first take an x-ray of the tooth and root. The X-ray is the most critical component of the diagnosis since it tells your dentist how much dental repair will be needed. The afflicted tooth’s surrounding area is then given local anesthesia to make it painless.
After that, the tooth will have a little hole bored into it to access the root canal system. Using very delicate, specialized equipment, the pulp, decaying nerve, and debris will be removed through that tiny hole. The tooth’s root canal system will be washed and cleaned before being filled with a unique substance and sealed from the top.
The final phase in a root canal procedure is total repair. To restore the tooth’s strength and functionality, a crown or post is typically placed. This may be your best option to help preserve your root canal treated tooth for as long as possible if your tooth had decay or cracks before receiving root canal therapy.
Patients should constantly practice good dental hygiene by brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing once daily, being careful to avoid causing any discomfort to their teeth. Give the tooth that recently underwent root canal therapy extra attention. To effectively clean the area around the treated teeth, your dentist can teach you several flossing techniques.
It would help if you also refrained from eating and drinking right after the procedure. During your root canal treatment, we strongly advise avoiding hard foods and limiting your intake of sweetened foods and beverages. Please schedule an appointment with us for more aftercare tips.
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