What Should You Know About Root Canal Therapy?

Living with a damaged or decayed tooth, is quite painful isn’t it? The term “root canal” generally means ‘washing the canals inside a tooth’s root’. Root canal treatment is indeed a direct process to prevent dental pain and protect your teeth which are seriously decayed or infected. Because of severe decay, numerous dental proceedings on a tooth; a crack, or broken tooth, or serious damage to the face can make a tooth’s nerve or pulp infected and inflamed.

When an individual undergoes a Root Canal Treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is taken out and the inside area is entirely cleaned and disinfected, followed by filling and sealing.


When is a Root Canal Treatment required?      

Teeth comprise a soft core known as dental pulp. The pulp gets stretched from the crown — the noticeable part of the tooth, till the apex of the tooth’s root in the jawbone. When the tooth is cracked or has a serious cavity, bacteria can enter into the pulp. If you don’t get checked by your dentist at the proper time, the tissue attached to the tooth will get damaged or infected and an abscess may originate. This gradually, will head to pulp death, bone loss and the loss of tooth itself.



  • Your face may swell, and neck and surrounding areas of the head
  • A hole might occur in your tooth
  • Loss of bone near the top of the root
  • Broken or cracked tooth
  • Severe toothache during biting or chewing
  • Pimples over the gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Serious decay or darkening of the gums
  • Temperature sensitivity (hot and cold sensations particularly)

What will your Dentist do in Sun Prairie, WI?

You don’t have to worry even if your dentist at Thousand Oaks Dentistry prescribes you to go with the root canal process to heal your decayed tooth. This method relieves pain and restores healthy teeth.

A modern Root Canal Treatment is generally done in one or two appointments, depending on the problem of your tooth and your personal state. First your doctor will take some impressions of your teeth to study the level of damage. You may also get anaesthesia to handle the pain.Secondly a rubber-like sheet known as ‘dental dam’ is entered in your mouth to keep the tooth clean, protected and free of saliva. When the decay is entirely cleaned, an opening is done. By using small dental tools, the infected or damaged pulp is moved out. The ultimate step of the treatment is restoring your tooth. Once the filling is completed, a crown which is an artificial tooth is set up- that looks real.


Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

  • You can chew naturally
  • Proficient biting force and sensation
  • Genuine appearance
  • Protects other teeth from intense pressure or strain

Implement good oral habits to help your restored tooth stay for a lifetime.

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