The first thing to know about the root canal procedure is that it is a full-fledged surgical operation. The procedure usually all takes place in one visit with a second visit required for the placement of a crown.
On the first visit one of our Mississauga dentists will access the root of the tooth and the dental pulp chamber. After numbing the area with local anaesthetic, the dentist will drill a hole through the crown of the problematic tooth to access the dental pulp area. This infected area is then cleaned and removed from within the root.
The dentist requires the permanent filling up of the canal that was drilled, as well as the infected area within the tooth. Antibiotics and pain relievers are usually provided to the patient, as necessary, for several days after the procedure.
A second visit to our Mississauga dental office, which is usually within 1-2 weeks of the first visit, will be required for the placement of a porcelain or gold dental crown or tooth-colored inlay/onlay material.
Generally, it is important to avoid a situation that would require a root canal. Dental hygiene is key.
After the root canal procedure is done, you should take care to avoid excess strain on the teeth and jaws. It is important to avoid any excessive physical activity. You should also make sure to eat only soft food such as soups and smoothies for at least 2-3 weeks after the procedure is completed.
Root canal treatments are for those people that have damaged teeth to the extent it needs a tooth-saving surgery.
Root Canal treatments are to teeth what a bypass surgery is to the heart. Unlike a heart condition, you will certainly live even if your teeth are badly decayed. However, you risk further infection and damage to different parts of your body by not properly treating decaying teeth.
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