Root Canal Treatment is the process of removing the infected, injured or dead pulp from your tooth. The pulp of your tooth is made up of blood vessels and nerves which normally keep your tooth happy and healthy. If bacteria gets into this vulnerable core, it can become infected and abscessed. This is a very serious matter and cause of toothache.
We all know root canals make people nervous. That’s why modern dental techniques have been developed to make root canals careful, quick, and relatively comfortably. Having a root canal will bring you immediate relief and save your natural tooth.
Candidates for Dentures
Did you know that around one quarter or adults over the age of 65 are missing all of their teeth? Dentures are a common and respectable solution to missing teeth. They are so dependable and natural-looking that you’ve probably spoken to someone with dentures and didn’t even know it. Do you think you might be a good candidate for dentures? To be a good candidate for this restorative treatment you should:
Wish to replace several or all of your teeth. There are alternative solutions available if you wish to replace just one or two teeth.
Have a healthy jawbone. After you lose a tooth, your jawbone will slowly become thin and less able to support a denture-- especially an implant-supported denture.
Be ready to take good care of your dentures at home and with routine cleanings and checkups!
Diagnosis and Treatment
A Root Canal requires one or more office visits and is performed by either a dentist or an endodontist. The first step requires an x-ray of the tooth and the surrounding bone to assess the infection. Your specialist may prescribe antibiotics to help control infection and inflammation. The pressure from infected swelling is what makes an abscess so painful.