If a toothache is severe and painful, it may require root canal treatment for pain. This treatment helps to remove infected tissue that has formed around the tooth or a root. The tissues that are affected and rotting away, causing pain, can be removed with the root canal for a toothache. If the root canal is not completed it can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
A root canal is used when there is a problem with a tooth’s nerve root, the pulp, which is the centre of the tooth’s nerve. A David Fisher DDS can complete this treatment when the patient’s tooth is showing signs of decay if it needs dental work and if there are not enough tissues to support the tooth. If the treatment has leaked and the patient does not have good oral hygiene, good oral health, or the sealant has degraded or cracked down over time, the patient can have another treatment. Root canal treatment for a toothache should be completed when there is not more than a third of an inch of tissue surrounding the tooth that has died and the pulp is no longer viable.
The most common type of canal is endodontic, where the dentist creates a pocket for the root to come out of, sealing off the pulp so it cannot rot or leak. This process is called the root canal. There are three different types of crowns: porcelain crown, composite crown, and fixed ceramic crown. These types are placed over the damaged tooth.
If you do not need root canal treatment for pain or infection, a root canal treatment may not be required. It is also called a root canal as the pulp inside of the tooth is dead and needs to be removed. A dentist will remove the decay or disease matter in the root canal. This procedure will leave behind a sensitive area on the tooth where the dentist can not heal it. It is best to have this procedure done before the tooth gets too far decayed or damaged.
Root canals may place a small hole or small cut where the tooth used to be but because of the infection, a new tooth needs to be created to replace the lost root. If the hole is big enough, bacteria may place a root canal under the gum line and infect the surrounding tissue and bone. Bacteria will enter the tooth if the dentist misses the infection or other problem during the procedure.
A patient with severe pain that spreads beyond just the chewing area may have gingivitis. Gingivitis is a disease where the mouth becomes infected with bacteria and a white sore or sores from around the outside of the mouth. It is very common and not serious. Some people experience severe pain because their immune system is weak and cannot fight off the bacteria as well as strong immunity people do. Other symptoms include swelling, redness and inflammation of the gums, bleeding gums and bad breath.
When the damage has been done and there are no cures, a dentist can perform a restoration treatment known as a crown. A crown is placed on top of a tooth after the root canal procedure. The crown is made to look like the rest of the teeth and placed on top using a crown frame. The crown is made to resemble a real tooth and is bonded to the bone below the surface.
After a patient has had a root canal, there is a chance of some swelling and pain. This usually goes away within a day or two with regular treatments. The dentist may use local anaesthesia to numb the area for easier pain management. There is no permanent damage to the tooth if a root canal procedure is performed as long as it is performed by a qualified dentist. There is also a chance of infection after a root canal procedure. However, infections can be avoided by following a few guidelines such as wearing non-stick dental floss and having regular dental cleanings.