DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE IN PAIN REGULAR CHECKUP AND CLEAN CAN PREVENT COSTLY TREATMENTS AND UNEXPECTED PAINS
What is root canal therapy?
The aim of a root canal treatment (also called “endodontic” treatment) is to save a tooth that has been badly damaged due to decay, disease or injury.
Root canal treatments are a popular option as most people prefer to save their tooth instead of getting an extraction together with an artificial tooth replacement because the natural tooth generally functions better than an artificial one.
Does root canal hurt?
Fortunately, with the advancement in dental technology, root canal treatments are not what they used to be. The procedure is often done in one to two visits and is done without much pain.
Prior to starting the treatment, a local anesthetic will be administered. Your dentist will then remove the inflamed or infected pulp and root canals of the tooth. Each root canal is then cleaned and shaped. Once the roots are clean, your dentist will pack it with natural resin and place a permanent filling.
Do I need a crown?
With most root canal cases, a crown is recommended after treatment. This is because the structure of the tooth is not as strong as it used to be and is susceptible to trauma such as cracks.
A tooth that has been treated with a root canal and a crown has a high success rate. If you take good care of the root canal treated tooth, it may last for many years, and possibly for the rest of your life.
Do Dentudio Dentists offer same day appointments?
We normally recommend people to schedule or call before their appointment. However we realized that dental emergency can happen anytime. Please call us to see if there is an opening for your emergency.
Will antibiotic cure my dental infection?
Yes and No. Antibiotic will certainly able to aid in fighting bacteria when the source of infection is eliminated. In most dental infection, bacteria reside areas of tooth where antibiotics are not able to reach. Consequently the infection can only be controlled and not able to be removed by antibiotic. It is only eliminated after definitive treatment such as extraction or root canal.
Should I put painkiller on my tooth to help the pain.
Do not put the painkiller in the mouth such as rubbing on the tooth. Most of the medications are to be taken orally and not topically. There are serious adverse effects if not used correctly. Make an appointment with your nearest Emergency Dentists as soon as possible.