Root canal treatment
To understand endodontic treatment, it is not necessary to know much about the anatomy of the tooth. If we simply translate endodontic treatment from Greek, we will get the inside tooth treatment. Root canal therapy refers to the process by which a dentist treats the inner parts of a tooth, specifically that area inside a tooth that is occupied by its “pulp tissue.” Most people would probably refer to a tooth’s pulp tissue as its “nerve.” While a tooth’s pulp tissue does contain nerve fibers it is also composed of arteries, veins, lymph vessels, and connective tissue.
Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, an injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an eruption.
To avoid all these misfortunes simply accept root canal therapy, which is performed by a professional endodontist, who will remove the inflamed or infected pulp, carefully clean and contour the inside of the canal, a channel inside the root, then fill and seal the space. Afterwards you will be given back to your dentist, who will restore your tooth to full function. Many endodontic procedures are performed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by pulp inflammation or infection. With modern techniques and anesthetics, most patients report that they are comfortable during the procedure.
The cost of endodontic treatment varies depending on how complex the problem is and which tooth is affected. Generally, endodontic therapy and restoration of the natural tooth are less expensive than the alternative of having the tooth extracted. An extracted tooth must be replaced with a bridge or implant to restore chewing function and prevent neighboring teeth from shifting.
Don’t forget to miss special care after root canal treatment! You should not chew or bite on the treated tooth until you have had it restored by your dentist. The unrestored tooth is at risk to fracture, so you should see your dentist for a full restoration as soon as possible. Otherwise, you need only practice good oral hygiene, which includes brushing, flossing, and regular checkups and cleanings.
Your native teeth will become close friends with the restored ones. Endodontically treated teeth will last as long as other natural teeth. In a few cases, a tooth that has undergone endodontic treatment does not heal or the pain continues, but in most of the cases endodontic therapy ends up successfully.
Of course, not all the teeth can be treated endodontically. Occasionally, a tooth can’t be saved because the root canals are not accessible, the root is cruelly fractured, the tooth doesn’t have enough bone support, or the tooth cannot be restored. However, it is advisable to consult your dentist or endodontist, but if you don’t want to waste your time or suffer from root canal infection, simply ask Health & Tourism, LLC – health and traditional medical tourism agency in Latvia. For further information and reservation, please use our quick & no obligation enquiry form.