Many people are familiar with dental problems such as tooth scaling, tooth extraction, and filling, but do not necessarily know about root canal treatment. So what is root canal treatment?
1. What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is an effective method for the treatment of endodontic and periapical diseases. By removing the inflammatory pulp and necrotic material in the root canal and performing proper disinfection, the root canal is filled to remove the undesirable stimulation of the root canal contents on the tissues around the root apex, preventing the occurrence of periapical lesions or promoting the healing of periapical lesions. This surgery preserves the teeth and is therefore complementary to tooth extraction. Root canal treatment is cumbersome and usually requires 2-4 visits to complete, and the patient has to bear more pain.
2. Indications for dental root canal treatment.
1. Pulpitis: The dental pulp is inflamed by bacterial infection. The dental pulp is in the sealed pulp cavity and generally will not be infected by bacteria. When the tooth has a cavity due to caries and the cavity is too deep, external bacteria will invade the tooth. In the pulp cavity, the dental pulp is infected.
2. Apical periodontitis: After the dental pulp is infected by bacteria, the bacteria will invade the alveolar bone through the apical hole, causing inflammation of the tissues around the apical apex. As long as the infected pulp is removed, the apical inflammation will subside.
3. Exposure of dental pulp: When a tooth is broken and the nerve is exposed, root canal treatment is generally required.
Root canal treatment is more complicated, uses many root canal materials list,and requires multiple treatment steps to complete the entire process. The current technology is relatively mature, and clinical reports show that the success rate of root canal treatment is about 80%-90%, which is currently a better treatment method for preserving teeth. However, the operation may fail. Incomplete disinfection can lead to re-infection of the pulp cavity, leading to the need for tooth extraction. Therefore, you must go to a regular hospital for treatment. Finally, you must pay attention to root canal treatment. Chewing with the affected tooth is prohibited during the treatment period.