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Hello! My name is Den. This blog is going to cover a range of dental topics. I am not a dentist or a dental nurse but I have recently undergone a lot of dental treatment. This treatment has given me a great insight into the world of dentistry and I would like to share everything I have learnt with you here. Last year, I developed terrible pain in my mouth. I was diagnosed with severe tooth decay. The dentist removed the problem teeth and then inserted false ones in their place. He also whitened my teeth to improve my smile. I hope you find my blog useful.


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What Is Root Canal Treatment?

by Myrtle Banks

Has your dentist recommended a root canal treatment for your teeth? Do not be afraid; the procedure means that your tooth is worth saving, which means there is no need for removal. The therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is a repair process done on an infected tooth. The method is painless and cost-effective, and it prevents the spread of the infection into the other teeth. Here is everything you need to know about root canal treatment.  

Reasons for a root canal treatment

The procedure is ideal for you if you have: 

  • Tooth infection 
  • Tooth decay 
  • A tooth chip or crack
  • Faulty enamel

There could be other reasons as to why your dentist may recommend the process, but the above are the main ones. Before the recommendation, however, the dentist will examine your teeth thoroughly.

Root canal treatment process

The process starts with an examination, where the dentist checks the current condition of the tooth. After that, the dentist cleans the tooth to remove all dirt and solid objects in the tooth. The cleaning process is entirely painless, as the expert uses anesthesia and then creates a small hole to view the internal parts of the tooth. Apart from dirt, the cleaning also helps to remove the dead pulp tissues from the tooth. 

After the cleaning, the dentist fills the hollow area using adhesive cement. At this stage, the patient does not feel any pain since the dentist has already removed the infection. The last step involves the addition of a crown to nourish the pulp. The crown protects the tooth, making it stronger. After the procedure, the dentist schedules a follow-up date to check on the status of the tooth.

Benefits of root canal treatment

Prevents the spread of infection

Root canal treatment removes bacteria from the affected tooth. The removal prevents the bacteria from spreading to the other teeth.

It is a pain-free process

The procedure is entirely painless since it involves the use of anesthesia. 

Enhances your oral health

When you opt for a root canal, you will not have to worry about having a gap between your teeth. Your tooth will remain in the same position, and the process will, therefore, enhance your oral health.

Root canal treatment is a straightforward process of alleviating tooth decay and infection. So, do not let tooth decay affect your overall health. Visit a dental clinic and get more information about the procedure.