My Fixed Bridge Makes My Life Easier

When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.

Why Teeth Need Strengthening After Root Canal Treatment

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If you are preparing for a root canal treatment, your dentist may advise you to get the teeth strengthened. This may be necessary because teeth tend to weaken after root canal treatments, and this may shorten their natural life. Here are some of the specific reasons a tooth may weaken after a root canal treatment:  

The Tooth May Be Harboring Preexisting Damage

If a tooth is diseased to the extent that it requires a root canal intervention, then it is not surprising to think that it may also be harboring other forms of damage. Note that the root canal treatment per se only takes care of infections affecting the root of the tooth. The treatment will not solve other existing problems such as tooth cavities or fractures. Therefore, if you have received tooth canal treatment and you also have other forms of tooth damages, your teeth will need to be strengthened not because of the root canal treatment, but because of the preexisting conditions.

The Access Cavity May Have Weakened the Tooth

A root canal is a fairly invasive treatment technique, so it's not surprising that it may result in some form of tooth damage. Such damages will leave the tooth weak if no intervention is taken, which is one of the reasons you may need to strengthen a tooth after a root canal treatment.

One of the causes of tooth weakening during root canal treatment is the creation of the access cavity. The access cavity is the channel that gives your dentist access to the root of the tooth so that they can take out the diseased tissues, clean and treat the root. Unfortunately, removing such masses of tissues weakens the tooth, the more tissues are removed, the more the damage and the weaker the tooth will be.

The Treatment Process May Have Wakened the Dentin        

During a root canal treatment, the dentist will use different chemicals and drugs such as antibiotics and sodium hypochlorite. Some of these things will weaken the dentin, the lawyer of the tooth under the protective enamel, and leave it susceptible to damages. Therefore, it is advisable to strengthen the tooth as a precautionary measure to reduce the risk of damage.

Getting a root canal treatment is one of the best ways of preserving your natural tooth if its root is infected. However, that doesn't mean that your troubles will be over after the treatment; you still need to observe a high level of hygiene, get regular dental consultations, and seek prompt treatment for all dental issues.

Contact a company like Affordable Dental Care for more information and assistance. 


13 December 2017