Root Canal Treatment
The inner pulp portions of your teeth are made up of nerves and blood vessels. These are what keep a tooth alive, feeding it with essential nutrients to help it function. Dental pains and infections are often caused by the inflammation of these nerve cells. This condition is known as pulpitis, and is treated through a root canal procedure.
Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?
Tooth sensitivity is considered normal up to a certain point. When drinking a cold drink or eating something very hot, you may feel slight discomfort in your teeth. But pulpitis goes beyond the normal sensitivity level of teeth. Patients with pulpitis will feel sharp pain and high degrees of discomfort when their tooth gets triggered. Common triggers are very hot, cold or sweet foods or drinks.
Patients with the following symptoms are advised to visit a dentist for a professional evaluation:
- Tooth pain, aggravated when touched
- Tooth sensitivity to hot, cold, and sweet substances
- Damaged tooth
- Gums that are tender or swollen
- Throbbing tooth pain
What Does A Root Canal Treatment Look Like?
Root Canal Treatment Recovery Process
The recovery process after a root canal treatment is relatively quick. Some level of discomfort may arise, but nothing that a painkiller won’t solve. Patients will want to take extra care of their teeth after the procedure. This includes avoiding hard foods or using that tooth too much in the following days. Brushing and flossing, as always, is highly encouraged.
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