Root Canal Treatment In Green Point, New York
It is said that success depends on the desire to work, smile at life circumstances and keep your tongue behind your teeth. Could be. But smiling and holding your tongue are best behind beautiful teeth.
Although the teeth are small, they have a complex and thin structure with many nuances. The tooth consists of an outer part above the gum and a piece that fits directly in it. The tooth has an internal cavity – a pulp chamber. It is from it that small root canals depart. The lateral teeth may have two to four channels, and the front teeth may have one.
About Root Canal Treatment
The dental canals run from the highest part of the tooth. This area has a name - the apical opening. From there, a neurovascular bundle passes to each root of the tooth. If the tissue around is inflamed or dead, it must be removed.
Modern endodontics is a new, professional approach to treating root canals. Armed with the best equipment and materials, iSmile Dental doctors can quickly cure pulpitis, preserve a tooth with periodontitis or a cyst, and sometimes preserve the tooth even with deep caries. Such treatment requires a highly qualified doctor and, from the patient, the implementation of all recommendations and compliance with the treatment schedule - the reward for this will be a saved tooth.
An occasion for cleaning and treating the root canals of the teeth
Diseases such as pulpitis, periodontitis, and caries have every chance of leading to root canal diseases. The reason is that as a result of these diseases, an empty cavity or depression appears inside the tooth, into which food particles often fall. Because of this, decay occurs, an inflammatory process, and infection can begin, resulting in harmful consequences for the teeth. The cavities themselves will need to be eliminated to avoid the problem. The resulting depressions are closed with the help of filling substances.
It is essential to know how the problem manifests itself for timely access to a doctor who will refer the patient to the treatment of root canals in the following circumstances:
- accumulation of blood in the vessels and inflammation of the pulp chamber;
- necrosis of the root canal in the presence of various symptoms and their absence;
- removal of tooth pulp for orthopedic indications;
- with the planned removal of the root tissues affected by the infection or an attempt to preserve the functionality of the tooth;
- teeth whose root canal is not sufficiently filled;
- in the presence of destructive changes;
- a tooth with a full-fledged filling in the cavity but with the presence of severe pain;
- loss of dentin inside the root of the tooth;
- swelling of the gums and a change in their color, the appearance of fistulas and purulent formations on it;
- acute pain in the tooth of an aching or throbbing nature;
Root canal treatment procedures
Doctors of the iSmile Dental clinic carry out canal treatment from 1 to 3 visits. First, the doctor cleans the tooth from caries and old fillings, restores the walls with photopolymer material, and then only conducts a thorough mechanical cleaning and disinfection of the canals. It takes about one hour. Next, the doctor, after cleaning all the channels and after the control picture, fills the tooth with gutta-percha and special cement.
In case of pain, swelling of the gums, or severe inflammation, in the tooth's canals, the doctor places the medicine for further disinfection for seven days, sometimes more. If you qualitatively remove the infection, the inflammation stops, and recovery occurs.
ISmile Dental doctors carry out any endodontic treatment under local anesthesia, which guarantees complete painlessness of any manipulation. The drug for anesthesia will be selected for the patient individually, taking into account his medications.
After the anesthesia ends, most patients may feel discomfort or mild pain – this is normal, as any intervention is an injury to the jaw and surrounding tissues. In this case, doctors may recommend taking painkillers on the first day after the end of the procedure. The tooth's sensitivity when biting can be stored for several days and should pass without a trace.
Depending on the degree of destruction of the tooth surface, the doctor may advise making a composite restoration (filling); if the walls of the tooth are thin and the filling is not enough to protect the tooth, the doctor will suggest installing a crown or veneer.
An endodontist is not only a general practitioner but also a dentist and a microsurgeon. The qualification and experience of iSmile Dental doctors allow you to cure the inflammatory process, granuloma, close the perforation, get a broken tool, etc. All this increases the effectiveness of treatment to 90-95% and helps to save the tooth, which in another case would need to be removed.
Endodontic therapy consists of the following stages:
- Isolation of the tooth from an oral fluid;
- Providing access to the pulp area;
- Cleaning root canals;
- Filling root canals;
Immediately after the treatment of the channels, a temporary filling will be in the tooth, so you need to refrain from eating for 2 hours; it is not necessary to give an excessive chewing load on the tooth; in the event of pain in the tooth, the filling can not be removed; if unpleasant sensations occur, you can drink an anesthetic.
Root canal treatment lasts half an hour to an hour. If the medicine does not help and the nerve is destroyed, the doctor takes it out. Cleans sterilizes, dries the canal, and then seals. If the tooth is destroyed by 60% or more, the doctor puts a crown.
Pain is the body’s response to a disease that the brain transmits through a nerve. If we talk specifically about cleaning the canals, we can not even assume painful sensations because it is preceded by depopulation – a procedure during which the nerve is removed.
For complete therapy, 1 to 3 visits to the dentist are necessary. The time of cleaning and the number of doctor visits depends on the situation’s complexity.
After the canals are treated, they are filled with filling material. Since the different service life of the tooth directly depends on the thoroughness of the filling, this stage is controlled by X-ray diagnostics. For the filling, special cement and gutta-percha pins are used.
Pain discomfort due to mechanical damage to soft tissues, removal of pulp tissue persists for no more than 48 hours, gradually subsides, and completely disappears after 7-14 days.
At the tops of the roots, an inflammatory process occurs. Most often, inflammation will have a chronic form.
Cleaning the dental canals without anesthesia is almost impossible, as the patient will feel severe discomfort and pain. Therefore, before starting such a procedure, the doctor will make anesthesia.
A dentist who treats root canals is called an endodontist.