What Is A Root Canal?

What Is A Root Canal?

Posted by DENTAL CONCEPTS on Dec 8 2020, 01:09 AM

What Is A Root Canal?

To lead a peaceful and happy life, having good oral health is one of the major prerequisites, as any damage to oral health has the potential to ruin all your day. If left untreated, it might extend to weeks and months, so it is important to consult your dentist when you feel pain in your oral cavity. In dentistry, of all the treatments, the root canal is considered one of the most complicated processes that must be done by a professional. This article will let you understand the root canal, its causes, treatment, and prevention methods. 

Root canal treatment is also known as endodontic therapy and is the process of removing inflamed or infected pulpal tissues. Most times, root canal infections are caused by a bacterial infection. 

Pulp vitality test, which involves thermal test, electrical pulpal test, and Laser Doppler flowmetry and pulp oximeter, is performed on the tooth along with X-rays to confirm root canal infection.

When you visit a dental practice to get root canal therapy, your dentist will take scans and x-rays of the infected tooth to understand the infection's severity and develop a suitable treatment plan.

The tooth will be isolated from the rest by placing a rubber dam on it. The dentist will make a small opening on the tooth to remove the infected pulp using dental files. A jet of water will be used to wash away the removed microbes and debris. Antibiotic medication will be placed in the cavity, and the hole will be sealed using suitable filling material. We recommend placing a ceramic crown on the treated tooth to protect it as it is more prone to breakage. 

Root canal infections can be prevented by maintaining oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and flossing once daily. It is also recommended to avoid acidic drinks, avoid intake of sweets, and have regular dental checkups.

We at Dental Concepts have housed dentists with years of experience in treating patients with root canal infections, which ensures that your treatment is in the safest hands possible. 


To know more, please reach out to us on call at (773) 374-9778 or schedule an online consultation.

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