A root canal is generally the name for the dental procedure
That cleans out all the decay from the tooth s root and pulp. Your teeth come with an outermost tooth layer, an enamel shield, an enamel layer of dentin and a soft interior core which lie just below the gum line at the base of your teeth. The inner core of your teeth is made up mostly of hard, dry material like dentin or enamel. This material is under a constant attack from bacteria which break down and eats away the inner core. When this happens you may lose a few teeth as the pulp also slowly dries out and the teeth start coming loose.
The usual root canal treatment is a dental crown to cover the damaged teeth. But what happens if there is an infection? Can the infection be eliminated? In fact, most dental experts say that it can’t be completely eliminated but it can certainly be controlled. You will probably need a good dental treatment from time to time in order to prevent any permanent damage from occurring.
temporary crown before recommending a root canal treatment
For temporary root canals, your dentist may recommend a temporary crown before recommending a root canal treatment. This usually happens if the damage is still mild and you haven’t lost any teeth yet. The crown will protect the damaged tooth and keep it in place while the infection clears up. If you’ve lost some teeth or you feel that your smile is not in its best shape because of severe decay or if you are having trouble chewing, then you may benefit from this procedure.
Another option for temporary root canal treatment is a dental crown, which fits over the damaged tooth. It’s made out of a special material which is essentially a thin, flexible membrane that covers the hole made by the infection. The membrane is designed to catch and contain the bacteria filling the pulp and stop them from spreading to other areas of your mouth.
a safety measure and to make sure
After the treatment, your dentist may recommend that you use temporary tooth-whitening materials or a dental crown. Don’t worry too much about these things. They are used as a safety measure and to make sure that you don’t experience any major tooth sensitivity or pain. You can use toothpaste for good oral hygiene before going back to work. Just make sure to follow up with good oral hygiene practices every day after your treatment.
If your dentist recommends a root canal treatment, you may have some questions. One of the first things he might ask is whether or not the filled area feels hot or cold to the touch. It may hurt a little, especially during the first few days. This is perfectly normal. After a week or so, the area should be cool to touch and no longer feel uncomfortable. Other common questions that people often ask are how long the treatment will last, what type of dental procedure is used, how much the filling costs, and what are the after care plans.