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Dentists who perform in root canals are called endodontists. However, general dentists with specialized training can also perform a root canal. Dr. Maziar Gorjifar has years of general dentistry experience and is skilled at performing root canals.
Root Canal Treatment
With today’s modern dental techniques, having root canals done by a dentist is no longer a scary experience. Our team is experienced in performing root canal therapy. Extensive decay, an accident, tooth fracture or gum disease can kill teeth and cause a root canal symptom such as toothache, pain or a dental abscess. However, regardless of the root canal cause, your teeth can be saved using modern therapy to do root canal treatment.
What is root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment is a procedure used to relive dental pain without removing your teeth. Patients generally need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. During a root canal, the specialist carefully removes the pulp within the tooth. Then, they clean, disinfect and shape the root canal, placing a filling to seal the space.
- Getting root canal treatment doesn’t have to be a scary experience!
Root Canal Process
As the American Association of Endodontists points out, a root canal is essentially a four-step process. Treatment is usually performed over two office visits.
- Using a needle, the dentist administers local anesthesia to numb the tooth. It’s common to feel a bit of a pinch in the area when the needle goes in. After the tooth is numb, the endodontist might place a dental dam, a small sheet of rubber that isolates the tooth to keep it clean and dry during the procedure.
- Your dentist will then use very small tools, such as a small drill, to access the inside of the tooth by creating an opening in the top portion of the tooth. Next, the dentist will use small files to clear away the damaged and diseased pulp from the inside of the tooth. He or she will also use the files to shape the inner chamber of the tooth and root and might irrigate the chamber with water to wash away any remaining pulp. Your dentist might also put an antimicrobial solution in the chamber to kill any remaining bacteria and reduce the risk for further infection.
- Once the chamber is thoroughly cleaned and dried, the endodontist will fill it. A rubber-like material called gutta percha is often used. Your dentist will close the opening in your tooth with a temporary filling, while you wait for the permanent crown.
- After a few weeks, your dentist will finish the treatment by placing a permanent crown or a similar type of restoration on the top of the tooth. Depending on the condition of your natural tooth, the dentist may need to place a small supporting post inside of the root chamber, to make the crown or restoration more stable.
To schedule a consultation to discuss your need for a root canal or any other dental procedure, please call our surgery at 01202 421999.
Root Canal Pain After A Procedure?
Typically, you shouldn’t experience PAIN after a root canal procedure, though some discomfort may be present. There may be some general soreness in the jaw area, simply from the pressure that was to be applied during the root canal. If the root canal procedure was required by an infected tooth, it’s possible for the area surrounding the tooth to still have some of the remaining infection and require additional healing time before feeling completely comfortable again.
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should call your dentist immediately:
- Visible Swelling In Or Around Your Mouth
- If You Experience Severe Pain
- If You Experience Pressure That Lasts More Than A Few Days
- If Your Bite Feels Uneven
- The Temporary Filling Or Crown (If One Was Put In Place) Comes Out. Note: If you lose a thin layer of the temporary filling, don’t panic. This is normal.
If The Symptoms You Experienced Prior To Your Tooth Canal Return
Avoiding extreme temperatures in your food and drink can help limit your discomfort following a root canal. Some sensitivity is normal and should be expected until everything in your jaw and mouth has had time to heal completely.
Root Canal After Care
- After your procedure, wait a sufficient time for the numbness to wear off before you try to eat anything. Eating too soon can lead to biting your cheek, and you can give yourself an oral injury that could become infected.
- Brush and floss regularly following a root canal, keeping the area clean and free of infection.
- If you’ve been sent home with a temporary filling or crown, avoid chewing on the treated tooth until your permanent filling or crown has been placed.
- Avoid very sticky foods, such as caramel or gum, while waiting for your permanent crown or filling to be placed. Sticky food put you at risk of pulling your temporary filling or crown free and further damaging your tooth.
- Follow up with your appointments with your dentist. Have your permanent filling or crown placed as soon as possible.
Should You Have A Root Canal Or Pull The Tooth?
If preserving your original teeth is important to you, a root canal can allow you to save a deeply infected tooth. If the tooth has deteriorated too much to support good chewing, your dentist may recommend that you have a crown placed to protect what is left of your original tooth.
If a tooth is too far gone, or if cost is a consideration, you may wish to simply pull the infected tooth and have an implant placed in its stead. Implants act as your natural teeth, anchored to your jaw with a titanium post. This is a permanent solution to replacing a tooth that may have been giving you trouble for a long time.
Top Rated Dentist In Bournemouth
Dr. Maziar Gorjifar, of Pearl Fine Dental, is committed to patient education and dedicated to ensuring that his patients have information about all of the treatments available to them. He spends whatever amount of time is required with each client, reviewing their health status and determining the most beneficial treatments for each person on an individual basis.
“We value our patients and consider them our #1 asset,” says Dr. Gorjifar. He and his entire staff are committed to fostering great patient relationships so that his clients feel comfortable referring their family and friends to our Bournemouth practice.
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