Root Canal Treatments
Updated on Monday 24th July 2017
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The endodontic treatments, also known as root canal treatments, are performed when the nerve of the tooth is affected by decay. The injured part of the tooth is the dental pulp, on which the doctor will focus and make a root canal intervention. If you think you may need an endodontic treatment, our dentists in Dubai are prepared to offer complete information in this matter. Keep in mind that if a tooth can no longer be saved, your dentist can suggest you dental implants in Dubai, a suitable dental treatment which can successfully improve your denture and overall appearance.
Root canal infection - an overview
When the decay develops on the tooth and then on the pulp of the tooth, you may not feel any pain for a long time. But as the decay is spreading up to the other parts of the tooth, the patient will start to feel mild to severe pain. Because root canal injuries are painless for a long period of time, most of the patients are coming at our dental clinics in Dubai when their situation worsens. In some cases, a cavity in the pulp area can lead to an abscess, which is a severe inflammation of the tissues around the infected tooth. Usually, the infections are caused by bacteria living in the oral region. They can attack the pulp of the tooth if there is tooth decay or if the tooth is damaged after various traumas. If the pulp is injured, the tooth may be darkened and, in some cases, it could mean that the tooth has died.
Root canal treatments in Dubai
Although the doctor has to operate in a very delicate area of the tooth, as a patient you should know that the procedure itself is not painful. Our Dubai dentists will perform an X-ray, which will help them understand more about the location and the gravity of the root canal problems. If the tooth is badly injured, several visits at our dental clinic in Dubai may be needed. According to the gravity of the injury, the dentists will apply the anesthetics. The first step is to assess whether the tooth may be saved or not. If our dentists in Dubai can save the tooth, the bacteria will be removed and, after that, on the cleaned area (root canal and tooth), the dentist will apply a filling. The root canal interventions are successful procedures, as in nine out of ten cases, the tooth will survive for eight or ten years.
The main steps of a root canal treatment
A root canal treatment involves several steps which can be explained by our Dubai dentist. Here are the main stages comprised in a root canal treatment:
• a dental x-ray will be performed;
• once the problem is discovered, the local anesthesia is applied;
• a dental dam is placed over the affected tooth;
• a small access hole will be drilled in the problematic tooth;
• the decayed pulp and the nerves will be then eliminated from the pulp chamber;
• antiseptic will be used to clean the area;
• the canals will be sealed with fillings;
• a permanent or a temporary filling material will be used to close the hole;
• antibiotics can be prescribed to prevent possible infections.
What to expect after a root canal treatment
Our dentist in Dubai who performs root canal treatments recommends to all patients several dental appointments, where dental x-rays will be made to see the status of the treated tooth. A dental x-ray can help the dentist observe if the tooth infection is properly eliminated or further treatments are necessary. As for the home remedies, the daily routines like brushing and flossing the teeth are mandatory. It is suggested also to use a mouthwash based on fluoride, as a proper solution to fight germs and bacteria, the one culpable for developing tooth decay.
For complete information about the root canal treatments, please feel free to contact our team of dentists in Dubai.