Frequently Asked Questions: Root Canal Treatment
Q1. Do I need a root canal treatment?
You will require a root canal treatment if your tooth has got infected by the bacteria caused by the decay inside the pulp. When you wish to retain your natural tooth instead of extracting it completely from the gum you would need a root canal treatment. If you wish to know more about root canal treatment and why you will need this treatment then please book a dental checkup and consultation as soon as possible.
Q2. What can I expect while having a root canal treatment?
If you have made up your mind to go for a root canal treatment then you will first go through a local anesthesia on your affected teeth. Once the tooth is anesthetized and it goes numb the dentist will remove the infected pulp inside the tooth and then treat the area for healing. Afterwards the dentist will use filling material to seal the area and restore the crown back in its form.
Q3. What kind of post treatment care do you need after an endodontic treatment?
Normally the tooth gets a little inflamed after a root canal. This invariably causes sensitivity during the first few days of treatment. But you can carry on with your regular habits of brushing and flossing immediately after the treatment and restoration.