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Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment (RCT), also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental treatment used to treat an infected or diseased tooth. Each tooth has three layers: enamel, dentin, and pulp. The pulp is the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels. When the pulp becomes infected or damaged, it can cause a lot of pain and can lead to more serious dental problems if left untreated. This treatment is necessary when the pulp, which is the innermost part of the tooth behind the white enamel and dentin, becomes infected or inflamed due to decay, trauma, defective crown, deep decay, multiple dental treatments, or a crack/hole in the tooth.

 

During a root canal treatment, the dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the region around the tooth. They will next make a small hole at the crown of the tooth to reach the pulp. They will use little instruments to delicately remove the damaged or infected pulp and clean out the root canals. Once the canals have been cleaned, they will be inserted rubber-like substance called gutta-percha and filled with an adhesive material to prevent further infection. After the root canal treatment, the dentist will place a temporary filling in the tooth. This is to safeguard it while a permanent filling or crown is being produced. Once the permanent filling or crown is in place, the tooth will look and work normally.

 

Root Canal Treatment is highly efficacious and completely painless, enabling you to resume your favorite activities like smiling, biting, and enjoying your favorite food with utmost ease in a matter of no time. At House of Dontics, our team of experienced dentists is trained in performing root canal treatments using the latest techniques and equipment. Our goal is to provide our patients with a comfortable and stress-free experience while ensuring that their dental health is restored. At House of Dontics, we believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality dental care.  That is why we collaborate with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their unique needs and remains within their budget. Whether you need a root canal or any other dental treatment, you can trust our team to provide you with the best possible care.

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  • Avoid eating or drinking anything for at least 6 hours before your root canal treatment. Which will reduce nausea and vomiting during this process.
  • If you are taking any medications, inform the dentist before the treatment. You may be advised to stop or adjust the dosage of certain medications.
  • Avoid eating hard or sticky foods that may damage the tooth or the temporary filling that may be placed after the initial treatment.
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco for a full 24 hours before the procedure
  • Take a painkiller before the procedure
  • Make sure to brush and floss your teeth thoroughly before the appointment. This will help reduce the risk of infection.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and avoid wearing any jewelry or accessories that may interfere with the procedure.
  • Get a full night’s sleep the evening before the procedure.
  • Take prescribed pain medication as directed by dentist.
  • If you are experiencing any discomfort, you can place an ice pack over the area that was treated for 30 minutes once you arrive home to help reduce any swelling.
  • Please refrain from chewing or eating on the side of your mouth where the dental work was performed while that area is still numb.
  • Brush and floss your teeth as normal but be gentle around the treated tooth.
  • Whenever possible, try to chew on the opposite side of your mouth from the treated tooth until a crown has been placed. The tooth may still be weak and could potentially fracture.
  • It is recommended that you avoid smoking during the first 24 hours after the procedure and minimize smoking during the healing process.
  • It is best to avoid any strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours after dental work.
  • Please avoid consuming crunchy or hard foods that could cause the tooth without a crown to break.
  • Attend all follow-up appointments with dentist to ensure proper healing and restoration of the tooth.

Understanding Root Causes of Dental Issues

tooth damage

Tooth decay or damage

A single tooth may require implantation due to severe tooth decay, trauma, or injury.

Gum disease

Gum disease

Periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease, can cause tooth loss, which may require a single tooth implant.

Congenital absence

Congenital absence

Some people are born without one or more permanent teeth, which can affect their bite and appearance.

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Orthodontic treatment

In some cases, orthodontic treatment may require the extraction of a tooth, which may then require a single tooth implant.

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Failed root canal

If a root canal treatment fails, it may be necessary to remove the tooth and replace it with a dental implant.

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Aging

As we age, our teeth may become weaker and more susceptible to damage or decay, leading to tooth loss.

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Accidents or injuries

Accidents or injuries that cause tooth loss may require a single tooth implant as a replacement option.

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Lifestyle habits

Poor oral hygiene, smoking, and a high-sugar diet can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, leading to tooth loss that may require a single tooth implant.

Our Treatment Process

Initial Consultation

The initial step is to evaluate the patient’s dental health, medical history, and bone structure. To plan the implant placement and select the right size and kind of implant, the dentist will take x-rays, CT scans, and impressions.

Tooth Extraction

If the tooth is still there, it must be extracted before the implant can be put. If the tooth has already been removed, this step can be skipped.

Implant Placement

Dental implant is surgically implanted into the jawbone. A small incision is made in the gum tissue to expose the bone, and then a hole is drilled to place the implant. The implant is made of a biocompatible material, usually titanium, which eventually fuses with the jawbone.

Healing period

During the healing process, the implant will fuse with the surrounding bone in a process called osseointegration. This usually takes several months and is necessary to ensure that the implant is securely anchored in the jawbone.

Abutment Placement

 Once the implant has fully healed and fused with the bone, a small post called an abutment will be attached to the implant. The abutment will serve as the foundation for the final restoration.

Crown placement

The final step is to attach the artificial tooth, or crown, to the abutment. The crown will be removable and fixed or The crown will be created from Metal, Porcelain, Zirconia & PFM (porcelain fused to metal) which is implanted as the patient chooses.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much time does a root canal treatment take?
Typically, a single sitting root canal treatment takes about 90 minutes to complete. However, if a second root canal treatment needs to be performed on the same tooth, it will require at least two appointments of at least 60 minutes each.
How to know if you need a root canal?
You may need a root canal if you experience severe tooth pain, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, swelling or tenderness in the gums, or if you have a hole, chip, or crack in your tooth. Only a dentist can diagnose if a root canal is necessary after a thorough examination and X-rays.
Is the treatment painful?
Certainly! Root canal treatment (RCT) is typically a painless procedure and does not cause discomfort for patients. Proper anesthesia is used to prevent pain during the treatment process.
Does root canal treatment hurt?
Thanks to local anesthesia, most patients report little to no pain during the root canal procedure. However, there may be some discomfort during the recovery period.
How long will my tooth last after root canal treatment?
With proper care and maintenance, a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment can last a lifetime.
How long does root canal treatment take?
The length of a root canal treatment depends on the severity of the infection or damage, but it usually takes between one and two hours.
Can I drive myself home after a root canal treatment?
Yes, you can drive yourself home after root canal treatment, as long as you feel comfortable and are not experiencing any side effects from the anesthesia.
Will my tooth be sensitive after a root canal treatment?
Some sensitivity is normal after root canal treatment, but it should go away within a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage any discomfort.
Can I go back to work after the root canal treatment?
Most patients can return to work or their normal activities immediately after root canal treatment.
Can root canal treatment be done on baby teeth?
Yes, root canal treatment can be done on baby teeth, but the procedure may be different than that for adult teeth due to the size of the tooth.
Is root canal treatment safe during pregnancy?
Root canal treatment is generally safe during pregnancy, but it is best to consult with dentist and obstetrician to ensure that the procedure is necessary and can be done safely.
How can I prevent the need for root canal treatment?
You can prevent the need for root canal treatment by maintaining good oral hygiene, avoiding sugary foods and drinks, and visiting dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

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