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Steps for Root Canal Treatment
also known as Root Canal Treatment
There are many situations that may require Root Canal Treatment. Anything that affects the inside, or root, of the tooth may irritate it enough to require a Root Canal. This treatment is necessary when the root has died or infected. Many times you will know because you will have a "screaming" tooth ache and swelling around the site of the infection. Large cavities or damage to a tooth (even in early childhood) are a couple of situations that may lead to this type of treatment. A root canal is a term for a dental operation wherein the pulp is cleaned out, the space disinfected and then filled. Human teeth normally have one to four canals, with teeth toward the back of the mouth having more. These canals run through the center of the roots like pencil lead through the length of a pencil. For many people who experience tooth pain or discomfort, a root canal may be recommended.
Once the Root Canal is complete and the infection is gone, a CEREC will need to be placed on the tooth to allow maximum stability. Follow the diagrams below to get a better understanding of the steps involved in Root Canal Treatment.
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Signs you may need Root Canal Treatment
Severe toothache pain upon chewing or application of pressure.
Prolonged sensitivity (pain) to hot or cold temperatures (after the heat or cold has been removed)
Discoloration (darkening) of the tooth. Or swelling and tenderness in nearby gums.
As typical to any visit to Dr. Bayne's office my experience was absolutely wonderful. The friendly atmosphere really sets you at ease and their dedication to insure that what ever procedure you are receiving is as painless as possible is greatly appreciated. My latest procedure ( root canal) was quick & painless. Totally opposite of what I have expected it to be like in my mind. Hats off to the Bayne's Family Dentistry staff.