Dermatology
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1. What is root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is the procedure done to preserve the infected tooth. root canal treatment, your dentist removes the inflamed, infected or dead nerve from inside your tooth, giving the area a careful cleaning and then inserting a root filling material into the root where the nerve originally was. This prevents the tooth root from being exposed, protecting your jaw from possible infection that can enter through the tooth.

 

2. Who is at risk for tooth decay?

We all host bacteria in our mouths which makes everyone a potential target for cavities. Risk factors that put a person at a higher risk for tooth decay include:

diets high in sweets, carbohydrates, and sugars water supplies with limited or no fluoridation age (children and senior citizens are at an increased risk for tooth decay)

 

3. What are the symptoms of tooth decay and dental caries?

The following are the most common symptoms of tooth decay and dental caries. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include white spots on the teeth that appear first. Then, an early cavity appears that has a light brown color on the tooth. The tooth color progressively becomes darker.

 

4. How are dental caries diagnosed?
Dental caries are usually diagnosed based on a complete history and physical examination of your child. This may be performed by your child's physician or your child's dentist.

 

5. Produre

 

(1) Tooth Ecaluation

The first stage of an root canal procedure is for your dentist to carefully evaluate your tooth to ensure that  endodontics is the best treatment option for you. Dental x-rays will form part of this evaluation process so that
your dentist can look under the surface of your tooth to assess the bone and structures of the root.

 

(2) Local Anaesthetic

After numbing your tooth with a local anaesthetic, your dentist will place a special cover over your tooth called a dental dam. This protects your airway whilst the  endodontic treatment is being completed and also prevents saliva contaminating the tooth. Your dentist will then remove any filling in your tooth and use a special drill to expose the nerve. This will be entirely painless.

 

(3)Root Cleansing

Your dentist will remove the diseased nerve and will cleanse and shape the canals in your root so that an ideal root filling can be placed.

 

(4)Temporary Filling
 Your dentist will put a special antiseptic into your tooth and then put in a temporary filling. You will then wait a few days to have the root filling completed.

 

(5)Root Filling

 Finally, your dentist will place a special root filling material into your root canals and then put a filling in  your tooth. It is often the case that your tooth will require extra protection from fracture and so often a crown  or inlay/onlay will be the best way to achieve this protection in the longer term.