One of the many things we take for granted is our oral hygiene.
We generally ignore taking care of our teeth, which eventually ends up damaging them. One of the common problems we face with our teeth is the accumulation of infected debris on the teeth. Once the food debris gets accumulated on the teeth , we get cavities in the intial stages. The treatment for small cavities is fillings with the cement. If we leave the cavities for prolonged time without any treatment , eventually the cavity spreads deep inside to pulp. For such issues, a simple and secured treatment used by the dentists is a root canal to treat the teeth. Let us dive deep into what a root canal is !
What is the Root Canal? A root canal is considered a treatment that helps to repair the tooth that is affected badly. When a pulp of the teeth get infected or decayed, it becomes necessary to treat it.
During the root canal process, the pulp of the tooth get removed, and the inside part gets cleaned and sealed. Without the treatment of the root canal, the tissue surrounding the tooth becomes infected and may result in an abscess.
Signs That Cause the Need for a Root Canal? If you notice any of these signs, then you will need a root canal at the earliest:
Why is it Important to Remove the Pulp?
When the pulp of the tooth gets damaged, it ends up breaking, and leading to the growth of bacteria, which multiply within the pulp chamber( within the tooth) . The presence of debris or bacteria can cause severe infection to the tooth. An infection inside the root canal of a tooth can end up causing swelling around the face, chin, or neck.
The procedures of the root canal do have the reputation of being painful. However, with the emergence of technology, the process has become more simple and bearable.
We love to hear from you, Call us on