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.
If you have been told by your dentist that you need a root canal, you may be nervous about this. This is especially true if you have never had this type of dental procedure done before. To help you, below is information about what can cause you to need a root canal, as well as how the root canal process works.
Causes of a Root Canal
There are many things that can lead to the need for a root canal in one of your teeth. One of the main causes is not taking proper care of your teeth. This includes brushing and flossing each day, as well as visiting your dentist twice a year for dental cleanings. This is because teeth can become decayed due to tartar that may build up on your teeth. This can lead to deep decay over time. Once this happens, the decay gets into the root of the tooth, which then can cause an infection.
Another thing that can cause the need for a root canal is having a chipped or cracked tooth. If you do have a chip or crack and do not get it repaired, Debris, such as food, can get down inside the tooth and reach the roots.
A faulty crown can also cause this. This is why if you have a crown and you notice it becoming loose in any way it is important that you see your dentist quickly to have a new crown placed on the tooth. This happens because your tooth is sanded down before a crown is placed over it. This sanding makes the tooth much more vulnerable to infection.
Root Canal Procedure
Your dentist will first x-ray the tooth to allow them to examine it closely. The dentist will then numb the tooth so you do not feel pain during the procedure. A dental dam is then used to isolate the affected tooth and keep it separated from the other teeth. This will help keep the tooth clean during the root canal procedure.
The dentist will then use a small instrument to make an opening on top of your teeth. This allows the dentist to reach and clean the roots and pulp. The dentist will also create space in the area for the filling. After this, the dentist will fill the area with a specific material, which is generally a substance that feels much like rubber. An adhesive cement is used to secure the material.
Once the procedure is finished, the dentist will place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it. After a few days, you will return to the office and the dentist will place a permanent crown over the tooth.
Contact a dental office, such as Apollo Dental Center, for more information.Share
12 July 2019