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ROOT CANAL

February 5, 2013

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A root canal treatment is used to repair and save decayed or infected tooth. In this procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.

 

A tooth’s nerve is not important to a tooth’s health and function after the tooth has emerged through the gums. Its only function is sensory — to provide the sensation of hot or cold.

 

1Why does its important to remove Tooth Pulp?

  • Swelling which spread on the other areas of the face, neck, or head.
  • A hole can occur through the side of the tooth with drainage into the gums.
  • Bone loss around the tip of the root.

 

2When you need a Root Canal treatment?

  • Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums.
  • Severe toothache pain upon chewing or application of pressure
  • A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums.
  • Discoloration (a darkening) of the tooth.

 

3How it is successful?

Root Canal treatment is highly successful; the procedure has more than a 95% success rate. Many teeth fixed with a root canal can last a lifetime.

The final step of the root canal procedure is application of a restoration such as a crown or a filling, it will not be obvious to onlookers that a root canal was performed.

 

 

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