A root canal is a dental procedure that removes infected nerves and pulp from a decayed tooth. The process helps to decontaminate the tooth and prevent the spread of infection. At Parklane Family Dental, our dentists can provide root canal therapy to patients who have infected pulp and cavities in their teeth.
Benefits of Root Canal
- Root canal therapy helps to stop the spread of infections to the neighboring teeth.
- The treatment helps to avoid loss of the tooth.
- It helps to maintain the appearance of the patient.
- The process helps to prevent bones from degeneration.
- A root canal promotes the overall oral health of the patient.
Root Canal Procedure
There are three significant steps involved in the root canal procedure, which are discussed below.
The dentist begins the procedure by analyzing the patient's infected tooth. If the dental pulp is found to be infected, the patient will be administered anesthesia to help numb the site of treatment. Using dental tools, the infected pulp is removed from the tooth. The hole created by the removal of dead tissues is then decontaminated using irrigation solutions.
The cleaned-out hole will then be filled to seal the canal and avoid further infection. Various materials like composite resin and metal can be used to fill the tooth. The patient can choose an appropriate material that is filled into the hole before the procedure begins. The entire dental procedure of the root canal can be completed in a single appointment.
Follow Up After Root Canal
The patient should regularly visit the dentist to have the treated tooth checked. Dentists prescribe over-the-counter medications that help to alleviate the discomfort caused by the therapy. Dentists advise patients to avoid chewing with the treated tooth until it has been filled or a crown has been placed over the tooth. The patient should also practice regular brushing and flossing to avoid the buildup of plaque in the mouth. An antiseptic mouthwash reduces bacteria and helps to maintain good dental hygiene.
Root Canal is a cost-effective treatment that helps to preserve the tooth and maintain the aesthetic look of the patient. The process also helps to reduce the pain caused by an infected tooth and provides relief from inflammation.
Parklane Family Dental, located at Fort Smith and Rogers, AR, has modern technologies and the best dentists who offer the best dental care. Call us at (479) 782-0080 (Fort Smith), (479) 273-0004 (Rogers), or (479) 484-0777 (Fort Smith) and book a consultation to know more about root canal therapy and other dental services we offer.