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Root Canal Treatment Explained Simply

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontics, is the go-to procedure to save a tooth when its nerve is damaged.

This damage can be caused by decay, excessive grinding, large fillings, or even after certain dental treatments like fillings or crowns.

When Do You Need a Root Canal?

  • If a toothache is keeping you up at night, it’s likely due to an abscess and needs a root canal.
  • Sensitivity to heat often indicates nerve damage, hinting at the need for this treatment.
  • If a tooth is very sensitive to cold, there’s a better chance of saving it, especially if the underlying issue is addressed promptly.

The Procedure

Despite what you might think, a root canal treatment is generally painless. Here’s what happens:

  • The dentist removes the damaged nerve cells from the tooth’s canals. Thanks to advanced technology like the Zeiss microscope, even the tiniest canals are treated.
  • The canals are cleaned, shaped, and disinfected, using methods like Waterlase lasers and ozonated water to ensure they’re thoroughly cleansed.
  • The canals are then dried, filled, and sealed with a special material to promote healing and prevent future infections.

After the Treatment

  • Most people experience no pain after the procedure, although a small percentage might feel some discomfort, which can be managed with medications like Cataflam or Panado.
  • It’s essential to avoid chewing on the treated side until the tooth is fully restored, often with a crown, to ensure it’s protected and can withstand the pressure of biting and chewing.

So, while the thought of a root canal might be daunting, modern techniques make it a manageable and often painless process to save your tooth and relieve pain.