ROOT CANAL TREATMENT - KEW GARDENS - QUEENS
Root canal treatments are often essential if you are looking to save your tooth.
When the nerve and tissue surrounding a patients tooth becomes infected a patient may experience an abcess or swelling and tenderness around the infected tooth. A root canal treatment which will allow the canals to be cleaned moving using a process where the infected tissue and surrounding debris and infected nerve tissue is removed, the root canals are cleaned and then they are sanitized. Once they are completely clear and disinfected they will be sealed using a dental material called 'gutta percha'. Often after this comes a filling or restoration that will restore the strength and functionality of the tooth.
Many patients choose to have root canal treatment if they're looking to save their tooth and don't want to have it extracted and replaced with a dental implant. However some patients believe that extracting the tooth is the best idea and that removal of the tooth can be costly. However the process of removing tooth may be done by your dentist or he my refer you to an oral surgeon. Once the tooth is removed it will leave a space which may cause problems for neighboring teeth and opposing teeth.
In order to avoid this problem the dentist may advise the patient that the tooth would be replaced by a dental implant. He may even recommend a partial a removable partial denture or a bridge. Normally these are not covered by health insurance.
Root canals treatments performed here at Kew Gardens Dental Arts may last five to ten years or even a lifetime. Occasionally the patient's tooth may become reinfected and we'll have to be retreated.
Possible signs that you may need a root canal treatment
Abscess on the gums or a pimple
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There may be excessive swelling or tenderness around the tooth
Reasons for patients receiving root canal therapy
The main reason that a patient may receive root canal therapy is due to excessive decay within the patients. Once the decay inside the tooth reaches the pulp which is the living tissue inside the tooth it will cause inflammation and infection of the pulp, also causing infection of the nerve tissue. This leads to the patient having a dental abcess at the root tip.
A second reason that the patients tooth may become infected is due to trauma to the pulp or to trauma near the pulp.
Third reason for a root canal therapy is if the patients tooth becomes symptomatic and painful.
What happens during root canal treatment
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Root canal treatment is one of the most common dental procedures that we perform in our office. For most people the idea of a root canal sounds like a painful experience but the procedure is actually painless and can save your natural tooth while preventing the need for the patient to have dental implants or bridges. In order to understand a root canal procedure you muts firstly understand the anatomy of the tooth . Under the white enamel there exists a hard layer called dentin. Underneath the dentin is a soft tissue called pulp. This pulp contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue which all help the the root of the tooth to grow during development. When a tooth is full developed it can survive without the pulp because it continues to be nourished by the tissues that surround it.
Inflammation of the pulp
An infection or inflammation of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, cracks, a possible deep decay or failed dental restorations. Sometimes the dentist can see this visibly due to the swelling and sometimes by the symptoms such as temperature sensitivity or gum and tooth pain. The dentist must perform a non surgical root canal in order to eliminate the diseased pulp. Once the injured pulp is removed and the root canal is thoroughly cleaned and sealed.
The dentist can perform endodontic treatment in one or two visits, sometimes more. This will involve the following steps : Firstly the dentist will examine the patients tooth and perform x-rays and administers local anesthetic. Once the tooth is numb, a protective sheet is placed called a dental dam. This will isolate they tooth and keep it free from saliva during the procedure preventing the canals from becoming reinfected.
The dentist will then make a very small opening in the crown of the tooth. He will use very small instruments to clean the pulp from the root canals and the pulp chamber. Once this is done the dentist will the root canals with a bio-compatible material known as gutta percha which is a rubber like material derived from a plant. This bio compatible material is used with an adhesive cement and placed in order to completely seal the root canals. The temporary filling is used to close the opening . this is then removed by the dentist once the tooth is restored.
Upon your final visit you must return to the dentist to have a crown or another type of restoration placed onto the tooth in order to protect and restore the tooth to its full function. If there is a lack of sufficient stricture that holds the crown in place then the dentist may place a post inside the tooth in order to stabilize and hold it.