Tips And Tricks To Help You Prepare For A Root Canal

A root canal is a procedure that can be performed on the inside of the back teeth to disinfect or remove tissue, even if it does not cause any pain. It is one of the most painful procedures a dentist may perform on patients. You can use specific techniques and ways to make it less painful for you.

When an infection destroys all of the nerve tissue in a tooth, there is no pain because no nerves are left to feel anything. A root canal is the only solution for this condition. In severe cases, the tooth may even have to be removed. In either case, all of the nerve endings are destroyed.

First, the tooth is cleaned thoroughly with a substance such as chlorhexidine or other antibacterial mouthwash. It ensures that bacteria on the tooth surface and plaque and food particles are destroyed.

Then a unique instrument called an endodontic (#) needle is inserted into one of the nerve canal spaces in the tooth, through the gum tissue, right under the tooth crown. Your dentist identifies the specific space; however, many can be found by examining your teeth.

It ensures the needle can locate the nerve canals and prevent damage to any other tooth area. The next step is to disinfect the root canal. A unique material is inserted into the tooth through a rubber-tipped instrument with a soft seal around it. It keeps the material inside your tooth, so it does not spread throughout your body.

The material contains heat-activated chemicals or medication that will kill all bacteria found inside your root canal. If you are concerned about this process, tell your dentist as soon as possible so they can prescribe medication for you to take beforehand that will help reduce discomfort and swelling during treatment. If you are given any medication, follow the directions given to you by your dentist.

After all of this, your eye will be able to see again. You may be given some pain medication and an anesthetic. 

When an infection destroys all of the nerve tissue in a tooth, there is no pain because no nerves are left to feel anything. A root canal is the only solution for this condition. In severe cases, the tooth may even have to be removed. In either case, all of the nerve endings are destroyed.

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