If your tooth root is damaged because of massive decay or injury, root canal therapy can give you the pain relief you need to feel better. It can often allow you to keep the tooth when you might otherwise lose it. Infection can also be relieved or avoided with root canal therapy, giving you better oral health and protecting your gums and surrounding teeth.
Reason for Root canal treatment:
Root Canal Treatment is performed when your tooth is badly decayed or seriously infected. In order to save your tooth from further infection or otherwise from the risk of losing it, root canal procedure is performed by your dentist.
Major causes for tooth decay or for the need for root canal treatment:
Root canal treatment is usually performed when your tooth decay is very bad. It isn’t a sudden phenomenon and would take a long time before your tooth is decayed enough to perform Root Canal. Warning signs are usually cavities and gum diseases and should be treated almost early to prevent root canal treatment.
Some of the common causes for tooth decay or gum diseases are :
Failure to brush or floss regularly improper dental hygiene:
This is often mentioned but maintaining good dental hygiene by brushing your teeth and flossing regularly can prevent your teeth from tooth decay and gum diseases.
Not Visiting your dentist regularly:
Visiting your dentist regularly atleast twice a year would help in identifying if there are any problems with your dental health and can prevent deterioration of your teeth.
Is root canal painful?
No, adequate anesthesia is provided before initiating the treatment. Often, people experience considerable relief once the tooth is opened and pressure is relieved.
How much is it going to cost?
It depends on the number of canals present in the tooth and the complexity of the root canal system
How long does a root canal last?
Root canals can last decades with proper protection of the root canal treated tooth. Usually, Root canal treated teeth fail because of fractures and secondary decay
Do I need a filling, Crown post a root canal?
Depending on the extent of tooth loss, a root canal treated teeth may require a filling and/or a post and core to build the lost tooth and be protected is by a crown