Step-by-step Look at the Procedures Involved in Root Canal Treatment

September 5, 2018 - By Bruce Michaelson
Step-by-step Look at the Procedures Involved in Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment in Dubai has a success rate of more than 95 percent and many teeth restored with the procedure lasts a lifetime.

The treatment also referred to as root canal is a dental procedure that involves the removal of the infected or inflamed pulp of a tooth in order to relieve pain and prevent further microbial spread.

This procedure is usually necessary when the pulp of the teeth is injured or diseased and lacks the ability to self-repair due to the weakness of some tissues. At this point, root canal treatment is important to avoid the spread of the infection which may loosen the teeth and require implant or extraction to savage.

Patients are usually scared of root canal treatment because of the pains associated with the procedure. However, the pains could be relatively lesser when carried out by a trained dental surgeon. In addition, the pain could be reduced by placing the patient under local anesthesia prior to the procedure

After the treatment, it is common to experience some temporary tenderness but that can be relieved by taking an over-the-counter pain medication, and in some cases, prescription drugs.

If you are experiencing some kind of dental pain, it is only right to visit a dental clinic to ascertain what the problem is before it becomes too late. The truth is that technology has made root canal treatment in Dubai relatively less painful as it now involves simple procedures that could be completed within one to three sessions, depending on the stage of the infection.

Below are the steps involved in root canal treatment

X-ray: The first step is to check the extent of the damage by taking x-rays or examining existing ones. This would help to identify the affected area as well as determine if you may need a root canal treatment.

Cleaning the Root Canal: At this stage, the dental surgeon removes the dead or infected pulp tissues. To do this, the patient is placed under local anesthesia and a small access hole is drilled on the outer part of the tooth to remove the contaminated pulp tissues. The inner chambers of the tooth are also drilled and shaped using tiny files, and a solution is then used to flush out the dead tissues. The final part of the cleaning process involves applying an antimicrobial solution to kill any remaining bacteria and prevent the infection from spreading further.

Filling the Root Canal: This step is carried out after the opened chamber has been cleaned and dried. At this stage, your dentist would fill the chamber with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha and then seal off the canals using adhesive cement. The gutta-percha serves as a temporary crown for a week or two before you get a permanent one.

Adding a Crown or Filling: This is usually the final step in the root canal treatment procedure and it is carried out a few weeks after the filling process. Prior to adding a permanent crown, you may be advised by your endodontist to avoid chewing or biting on the tooth to avoid recontamination or breakage. However, after this step, you can use the tooth as usual.

In most cases, you can go back to your normal daily routine a day after the root canal treatment in Abu Dhabi; especially if it was carried out by a trained endodontist.

However, after the procedure, you are expected to practice good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth and flossing regularly, visiting your dentist and avoiding chewing on hard foods. All these can help prevent future teeth issues.

Having a root canal issue? Visit American Dental Clinic in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for a proper checkup and professional treatment that would allow you to enjoy the benefits of healthy teeth for years to come.

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