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Root Canal Therapy: What Things Do You Expect?

A root canal is a type of dental treatment that is used to offer patients stronger and healthier teeth to offer and restore their long-lasting smiles. Apart from brushing your teeth, there might be some serious issues such as missing teeth, broken teeth, rotten teeth, and many more. Most patients have impacted teeth or their bad habit of eating junk food may destroy their oral health. Food items like too sweet, too cold, or too hot can negatively affect your oral health. If you are facing such types of dental issues, get the  Root Canal Treatment. 

The procedure: 

If you are getting a root canal for the first time, you might be afraid about the procedure especially when you don’t have actual knowledge about the treatment and believe in rumors.

Here is a step by step guidance about the treatment: 

  • Firstly, Your 
  • Root Canal Specialist will administer local anesthesia or sedation to you before starting the procedure. This will numb the affected area so that the procedure can be painless and endurable. 
  • Then, he/she will place a slim sheet of rubber over the affected area. This step is taken to isolate the diseased tooth as much as possible. This will ensure that the whole treatment will take place in a sterile and germ-free environment. 
  • After that, the 

Root Canal Dentist uses specially designed tools to eliminate the dead pulp tissue from the diseased tooth. The dentist also cleans the root canal and pulp chambers using antiseptic and antibacterial solutions. 

  • Then, the dentist shapes the canals and cleans them to be sure that there is no pulp, cavity, and debris left. 
  • Then, the dentist carefully selects the perfect fillings for your already shaped root canals. The dentist will use sealers and place things firmly in their correct place. This step plays an important role as it can cause infection in the future. 
  • After the completion of the 

Root Canal Therapy, your dentist will suggest antibiotics to be sure that the treated area won’t trigger infection. Also, follow your dentist’s instructions and take the medication till the end of the procedure. 

  • Finally, your tooth will require a permanent restoration, it may be filling or a crown. You may be provided a complete seal and get the replacement of your lost tooth. 

After the procedure, you will be able to relieve the toothache and get healthier and stronger teeth. 

Post-treatment effects: 

After the final step of the procedure, you will notice that the tooth is no longer painful. However, you might experience tooth sensitivity for a few days. You may be recommended OTC(over-the-counter) painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen to get rid of any discomfort. If you still feel pain or inflammation after using the painkillers, visit the Emergency Dentist immediately. 

Cost Of Root Canal: 

The cost may differ depending on the size of the treatment. The cost of a canal may be $762 for a front tooth, $879 for a premolar, and $1,111 for a molar. 

Therefore, if you have any doubts regarding root canal treatment, make an appointment with your dentist and get a clear vision of the procedure.

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