Root canal therapy, alternatively referred to as endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure that removes the infection from the inside of a tooth. Additionally, it may serve to protect the tooth from future infections. It is performed in the pulp chamber of the tooth, referred to as the root canal.
Why Should You Get Root Canal Therapy?
Root canals are necessary if a tooth is shattered due to trauma or heredity, if there is a deep cavity, or if there are complications from a prior filling. Root canal therapy is typically required when patients feel their teeth are sensitive, particularly to hot and cold sensations.
Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a painless operation that includes the removal of diseased or damaged pulp in the root cavity. After cleaning and disinfecting the cavity, it is filled with gutta-percha, a popular polymer substance used in root canal therapy.
Key Advantages of Root Canal Therapy:
- Prevents neighboring teeth from becoming infected
- Enhances the appearance of teeth
- It helps to keep the jawbone from deteriorating.
- Improves dental and general health
- Almost completely painless
The Root Canal Procedure
Root canal treatment is performed in three stages and typically requires between one and three sessions.
Root Canal Cleaning
To begin, the dentist cleans out the root canal. Under local anesthetic, our dentist creates a tiny access hole on the tooth's surface and uses extremely fine files to remove damaged and dead pulp tissue.
Root Canal Obliteration
Our dentist will use small files and irrigation solutions to clean, shape, and disinfect the hollow region. Adhesive cement is used to completely seal the canals before a rubber-like filling is applied to the tooth.
Crowning or Filling a Tooth
The tooth that lacks pulp will be nourished by the ligament that connects the tooth to the bone. While this supply is sufficient, the tooth will eventually become more fragile, and that’s why crowning or filling will be done at this stage.
Root canal therapy is regarded as a therapeutic technique. The majority of patients who have the operation may continue to benefit from the excellent outcomes for the remainder of their lives. Nonetheless, the duration of benefits depends on how well you care for your teeth. Remember that your repaired tooth needs frequent cleaning and flossing.
Schedule your appointment today to get expert root canal therapy by Seung Lee, DDS at Del Mar Family Dental Care. Call us at (303) 577-0062 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 797 Peoria St. Unit A, Aurora, CO 80011.