What is Root Canal Therapy?

No artificial tooth can be as healthy and durable as the natural teeth. For this reason, you should take good care of your teeth. We should try to save them until the last stage by treating them. When one of your teeth cause a problem, the most wide-spread treatment method is the canal therapy.

If the living tissue or pulp (pulp = the package of veins and nerves) in the tooth root, which is conventionally called as nerves, is suppurated or unable to maintain its liveliness, the root canal therapy is required.

Years ago, damaged teeth had been immediately extracted as they could not been saved. However, by virtue of the root canal therapy, inner area of such teeth is cleaned, and it is prevented to disturb the other teeth and is filled again, and thus it can be available to be used again and lack of a tooth is prevented.

Why is the Root Canal Therapy made?

The root canal therapy (endodontics) is a way of treatment made to prevent such teeth to be extracted. If the pulp inside the tooth is damaged so that it is unable to treat itself, that tooth dies and becomes senseless. Such teeth can be worked on without applying morphine.

You do not feel pain, because that tooth has lost its nerve endings. This usually takes place because of the trauma occurred in the tooth root when your tooth is broken or the bacteria which grow in the tooth decay. If the dead pulp is not taken out, you lose your tooth, and it also gives harm to the tissue around that tooth and threatens your other teeth.

What happens if the Root Canal Therapy is not Made?

Decay in the tooth kills the pulp as it grows and makes it sick so that it cannot cure itself. In this case, the tooth loses its aliveness and the infection starts to spread out the whole tooth. If the root canal therapy is not made, the infection gets the root apex and starts to damage the tissue. In the space occurred, abscess, intense pain and swelling break out and in this stage, the swelling is tried to be brought down through antibiotics. When the swelling is brought down, if the tooth is not in a very bad condition, it is not extracted and the root canal therapy is applied.

Does the Root Canal Therapy Give Pain?

Contrary to the popular belief, the canal root therapy is less painful and less sensible than tooth extraction. If you get your tooth extracted, you have to get prosthesis for the empty part or just wait for it to be covered. In this case, the teeth sliding towards the empty area will cause crookedness in the mouth. It also will cause an unpleasant appearance. However, if your tooth must be extracted, it can be replaced with an artificial tooth by means of advanced technology fixed prosthesis such as the implant.

For how long does the Root Canal Therapy Maintain the Tooth?

If the tooth is not re-infected and decay-preventing measures are taken, that filling can be used lifelong. You can recognize the beginning of an infection in your regular dentist checks. Additionally, the tooth must be prevented from re-decaying applying a good oral care.

Laser Root Canal Treatment

New laser technology promises to change the way you experience traditional root canal therapy. After all, we now have air abrasion to fix cavities, so why not incorporate technology to improve the root canal procedure for busy or dental anxiety patients? Laser root canal therapy uses a parallel beam of intense light to clean out root canals. Laser therapy "melts" away debris consisting of bacteria and infection, known as the "smear layer" of the root, and cleans the root more thoroughly than traditional treatments. With less time and pain than a conventional root canal, laser dentistry can remove your infection so that you can get on with your life.

Just Add Water

The invention of the Waterlase® Dental Laser from Biolase Technologies has changed the way some dentists perform root canals. Waterlase uses a laser and high-pressure water system to remove dead tissue and infection from the root's canal. The only root canal laser approved by the FDA, the Waterlase system produces enough heat and pressure to remove debris without using drills or hand files, cutting down the time spent in the dental chair.

The Waterlase laser cleans the root more thoroughly than conventional root canal techniques. Microorganisms can hide in the dentinal tubules, or tiny holes, of the dentin surrounding the root. With conventional root canals, the cleaning process doesn't always reach all of the tubules, leaving behind some of the bacteria well after the root canal is filled and sealed.

The laser penetrates deep into the porous tubules, removing bacteria without damaging the surrounding tissue. While traditional root canal instruments only clean out the tooth's root, the laser actually sterilizes it, increasing your chances of a successful procedure. 

the next step

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