Root Canal Treatment For Decayed Or Infected Tooth At Restorative Dental Jamaica
Are you suffering from an infected or deeply decayed tooth? Is it giving you an immense pain? If you are suffering from these symptoms, you may need a permanent treatment that will repair this problem forever. Many a time soft tissues present inside the tooth become infected or inflamed due to long-standing damage inside the tooth.
Once decay erodes the two layers of tooth enamel and dentin, the tooth develops an infection in the nerve and pulp tissue which may ultimately cause pain. In some cases however, the affected tooth may remain painless but cannot be filled by the dentist because of bacterial contamination of the pulp tissue which needs to be treated first.
Leaving this decayed tooth untreated may lead to other health problems and further complications so do not delay. You can contact Restorative Dental Jamaica, and get a Root Canal Treatment Kingston done.
Symptoms when Root Canal Treatment is required
· A severe toothache while chewing
· Tenderness and swelling in nearby gums of infected tooth
· Intense or Lingering Sensitivity to cold or hot
· Tooth Discoloration
· Broken or fractured tooth
Root Canal treatment is a perfect option that saves the infected tooth from extraction. Having most, if not all your teeth is a valuable asset for function and aesthetics, therefore, all preventive measures should be taken to preserve them. Root canal treatment is the treatment for your pain and suffering but cannot be undertaken without a proper assessment and oral examination.
Restorative Dental Jamaica has experienced dentists who can treat every tooth related problem with high success rates and in a comfortable manner.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canals, sometimes referred to as root fillings, are usually performed when a tooth has a particularly large cavity in it that’s reached as far as the nerve chamber. You might also need a root canal treatment if a tooth breaks, exposing the nerve, as when this level of damage occurs the nerve can become infected and die – this then needs to be removed so the space can be filled.
Alternative options to root canals include bridges, dentures and implants, but a root canal will allow you to keep your tooth without the need for an extraction.
Root Canal Treatment Explained
Root canals in depth
When the nerve of a tooth is exposed and becomes infected, not only can the nerve die, but an abscess can develop too. If left unattended, the infection can spread, and can be very painful!
How is root canal treatment carried out?
If you’re in need of a root canal treatment, this will usually be performed over two appointments. The process is usually as follows:
You’ll receive a local anaesthetic throughout this process to ensure you’re not in pain.
Your dentist will make a small hole in your tooth to obtain access to the nerve chamber. This will enable the area to be cleared of bacteria, as well as any dying tissue to be removed.
Once this clean has been performed, your dentist will fill the canal, ensuring it is protected from any further infections.
Following the completion of treatment, the infection should begin to clear, leaving you free from pain.
It is best recommended to have a tough helmet called a Crown made for side and back teeth which have been root canal treated to make them more resistant to breakage from chewing forces.