If your tooth has severe damage, it becomes necessary to undergo the procedures of root canal treatment. However, that suggestion is to be made by a dentist after examining the teeth. The dentist will take an X-ray of your teeth so that he can find out the level of damage. If root canal treatment is suggested to you perhaps, you will want to know the procedures that are involved during the treatment. Below, it is given a systematic process of root canal treatment.
Examining the infection
The dentist will begin by assessment of the affected teeth or tooth cautiously. The dentists will prefer to use this treatment when no other procedure is capable of treating the damages in your tooth/teeth. The damage of the root will cause inflammation or infection of the tooth. The root to be affected, the infection/damages will be quite deep.
Accessing the root
After being convinced, your tooth must undergo this treatment process, the dentist will find a way of accessing the root of the tooth. First, the dentist will begin by numbing the tooth. This is because the root canal process is painful when it is not done under anesthesia. Getting your tooth numb, the dentist will drill a route so that he/she will be able to get to the root.
Removal of infected areas/parts of the tissue
After drilling a hole into the tooth is done, the cleaning process will start. The dentist will use special equipment to clean out the infected parts out of the root canal. After completing the cleaning process, the canals are shaped again. For effective cleaning and removal of spoilage, irrigation is used. This is done to prepare for the refilling process.
After your canals are clean and empty of spoilage, next comes the filling procedure. The filling process is necessary to support the tooth. It prevents further infection of the tooth. A material is used to fill the tooth by the dentist. The material commonly used for filling your tooth is called gutta-percha.
When the dentist has complete filling your tooth with the gutta-percha, he will seal it with a temporary material. A temporary material is used because your tooth is supposed to be covered by a crown. When a suitable crown is found for your tooth, the temporary filling material will be removed. The crown looks exactly like the covering of your tooth. Positioned on the top of the tooth.
Providing extra support
If your tooth had encountered serious damage, it might need support. When extra support is needed, the dentist will reinforce your tooth with a post on the gutta-percha. The post on the gutta-percha will give the crown more support and it will be able to be positioned properly. However, it is advisable that you know the decision of the dentist about adding extra support to your crown.