If the treatment is not done, the tooth is compromised and replacing it will cost much more than the root canal treatment.
After establishing the need for a root canal treatment, the next step is anesthetizing the patient and isolating the mouth from the affected tooth with the dental dam (a medical rubber device), so the area stays dry and clean. Moreover, the risk of affecting other teeth or of swallowing dental fragments or substances used during treatments is eliminated.
If the patient had other infection, there is a possibility that the anaesthesia is not that efficient.
When the root canal treatment is done properly, the roots regain health and the tooth will be solid for a long time. The endodontic treatment is completed when the crown of the tooth is restored as well in maximum a month after beginning this type of treatment.
As with any type of treatment, the success or the failure depends very much on the body’s response. Any tooth can be treated again, if the first endodontic treatment has failed, but it can be more difficult and will last longer.
After finishing this treatment, it is normal that you feel some pain or sensitivity. We recommend patients to follow the prescribed treatment.
Although there are so many solutions for replacing teeth, nothing works better than your own tooth. The costs for keeping your natural tooth will pay-off in the next years through a healthy and functional dentition.
What is the root canal treatment?
During this treatment, the stomatologist removes the pulp from the roots and then fills that space with a material that is bio-compatible with the human body.
How long is this treatment?
Depending on how injured the pulp is, a session can vary between 1 and 3 hours, or even more sessions.
Is the pain normal after the root canal treatment?
Yes, it is normal to experience pain or sensitivity when biting or expose to cold or warm, until de paradental tissues surrounding the root heal
Are complications possible?
Taking into account the gravity of the cause the led to endodontic treatment, the patient may feel more intense pain, swelling, haemorrhage, but they disappear if medication is administered
What should I do after endodontic treatment?
Although the tooth is devitalized, our recommendation is that it should be covered by a dental crown to avoid fracturing and to protect it from cavities and to give it an esthetical and natural look.
This type of treatments should not be painful because anaesthetics will be used. But there are chances that it may hurt for a few days.