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7 important questions and answers about root canal treatment
No one enjoys a toothache, and people would give almost anything to finally get rid of such a distress. However, solution is sometimes not as simple or pleasant as we hope.
Surely you have heard bad things about this dental treatment, but this procedure is more common than you might think and not so scary at all.
If your dentist recommends a root canal treatment, you will surely have a lot of questions about it. Of course, details of the treatment are worth discussing with your own dentist, but here are some common questions about root canal treatment – and of course the answers.
What is a root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is a dental procedure that may help save severely damaged, “dying” teeth. During root canal treatment, a dentist removes the infected pulp and cleans the inside of the tooth so that it will not get even more damaged.
Why is root canal treatment needed?
Nerves connected to teeth are located in the so-called tooth root, which is essentially a narrow passage between tooth and gums. When this area becomes infected, it causes severe pain. Such an infection may also lead to further serious health problems.
Infected area may become ulcerated, causing immense pain and prompting patients to seek immediate help.
What happens if you refuse tooth canal treatment?
If you are not willing to undergo root canal treatment, you may lose the tooth in question. Infection may spread to other teeth in the mouth, which can have serious consequences. If the problem is not remedied in time, not only the originally infected tooth but also those nearby may be lost.
As gum infection begins to spread, it may reach other parts of the body (not just the rest of the mouth) where it may cause serious health complications.
So it is important to find a solution to this problem as soon as possible.
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How long does a root canal treatment last?
Root canal treatment for a tooth usually takes less than an hour. Root canal treatment of several teeth at a time usually takes less than two hours.
According to specific data, the average length of a root canal treatment is 37 minutes, while root canal treatment of several teeth at a time takes an average of 73 minutes.
How long does it take for a tooth to heal after root canal treatment?
After root canal treatment, you may experience discomfort and some swelling in the treated area. This is normal and will usually ease within a day. We always make patients aware of this and in many cases prescribe painkillers depending on the severity of condition.
After root canal treatment, a follow-up examination is usually required. If you have no other complaints, you will need to return to our clinic at the date scheduled by your dentist.
Do you wish to know what to expect after a root canal treatment? Read our article on the subject by clicking on the link: After root canal treatment
Will it be noticeable that I have a root canal treated tooth?
Although some visible swelling in the first 24 hours may be indicative of the treatment site, no one will see that you have had root canal treatment, after recovery.
To whom should you entrust root canal treatment?
Such a complex procedure should only be strictly entrusted to qualified dental professionals! Our expert colleagues at the Rosental Dental and Oral Surgery Centre are at your disposal since they have a great deal of professional experience. If you want us to save your teeth from extraction, please book an appointment by filling in the form below:
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