The type of pain you experience from a toothache is unique and can be challenging to endure. The pain might be dull or sharp, it might even feel like there’s something inside your tooth. At times you may even experience shooting pains that travel through your jaw and into the sensitive areas in your cheek, nose and ears. If you suffer from persistent toothache or notice any changes in the appearance of your teeth, you should contact a dentist as soon as possible.
What Is Root Canal Treatment?
Teeth root canal treatment (also known as endodontic therapy) is a procedure that is performed to save a tooth that is infected or in danger of becoming infected. It involves removing the infected pulp and cleaning the inside of the tooth. You may also hear the treatment referred to as a root canal or endodontic therapy.
Why Do We Need Root Canal?
The medical term for toothache is “odontalgia” and it occurs when there is inflammation or infection of the pulp. The pulp is the soft tissue in the center of the tooth that contains blood vessels and nerves. As the tooth ages, the pulp can become inflamed and damaged due to decay or injury. If left untreated, the infection will travel up the root and into the surrounding tissues, including the bone.
There are many reasons why root canal treatment is necessary. Some of the most common reasons include: – Tooth decay (dental caries): When plaque (bacteria) combines with sugar in your mouth, it forms a sticky substance called “tartar”, which can easily build up on your teeth and lead to tooth decay. If left untreated, dental caries can cause irreversible damage to the nerve inside the tooth, resulting in toothache and an infection that requires root canal treatment.
Why Is Root Canal Necessary?
Tooth abscesses can be extremely painful and can lead to tooth loss if they go untreated. – Bone infection: If you have a dental abscess, it can spread to the bone, causing a bone infection called osteomyelitis. A bone infection is painful and can lead to the need for amputation if left untreated.
It can also be life-threatening if left untreated. – Tooth loss: If you experience a severe dental abscess, you may need to have the tooth extracted to treat the infection.
How Does Root Canal Work?
Teeth root canal treatment is the hollow space inside the tooth where the pulp is located. The dentist will use special tools to open the tooth and clean out the infection before filling the empty space with a special material. The material used will depend on the location of the infection and the dentist’s recommendation.
What Are The Risks Associated With Root Canal Treatment?
Include irritation, swelling and bleeding of the gums, and an increased risk of tooth fracture. If you have dentinal hypersensitivity (root canal treatment can solve this too), you may experience a sharp pain when you eat or drink certain foods or beverages (such as hot beverages or ice cream). Intra-oral laser treatment can treat dentinal hypersensitivity by sealing off the exposed pulp inside the tooth.