What is a root canal and why do i need one?
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- 1. What IS A Root Canal and Why Do I Need One?
- 2. A root canal (endodontic treatment) is a procedure to remove the inner part of a tooth, the pulp, containing the nerve and blood supply when that tissue has become infected.
- 3. Why would the nerve, or pulp, become infected? There can be several reasons
- 4. Chronic trauma from clenching/grinding or an old filling or crown. Acute trauma from being hit. Direct infection from a large cavity.
- 5. Once the nerve tissue has become infected the only treatment is to remove the entire tooth or remove the infected part with a root canal. People often think that a root canal removes the roots of the tooth. However, the entire hard structure of the tooth remains. Only the soft inner living portion is removed.
- 6. Abscessed or infected teeth may range from very painful to not painful at all. Many times an abscessed tooth that the patient is unaware of is diagnosed from a routine x-ray of the tooth. Symptoms of a tooth that is becoming infected may include pain on chewing, increasing sensitivity to hot or cold, or swelling around the tooth.
- 7. The vast majority of root canals are done with no pain, just like a filling. Dont let your friends tell you otherwise. Generally, after a root canal is done, a crown is placed on the tooth to prevent breakage. The tooth should then feel and function just like your other teeth.
- 8. If You Have Any Questions, Contact Us Mark C. Marchbanks, D.D.S. 2624 Matlock Road Suite 100, Arlington, TX 76015 Phone: (817) 261-2747 http://arlingtontexasdentist.net/
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