If you’ve been having trouble with severe tooth pain, you may have an infected nerve. If this is the case, your dentist will likely advise a root canal procedure to treat the infection without the risk of losing the tooth. Hearing that you require a root canal procedure for an infected tooth nerve can be intimidating or even scary. The best way to avoid complications in a root canal procedure is to make sure you are visiting a professional dentist that you can trust.
At The Dental Lounge, each staff member is well trained in both dentistry and patient care. There are no better hands in which to place your trust for all of your dental care needs. Once you understand all the steps of the procedure, you’ll feel less anxious.
The affected area is prepared with a light cleaning and some anesthetic delivered by injection. This numbs the area and minimizes any risk of infection.
Opening The Tooth
Once you are numbed, the dentist will open up the affected tooth to expose the pulp chambers as well as the roots. This is done using a special dental drill.
Removing The Pulp
Tooth pulp is made up of nerves, tissue, and blood vessels. Once exposed the pulp is exposed, the dentist will remove it. The root canals are then cleaned with an antiseptic solution to prevent further infection in the problem tooth as well as prevent the infection from spreading to healthy teeth and gums.
Shaping And Filling The Canals
Once clear, the dentist uses precision tools to shape the canals until they are ready to be filled. They are then filled with a special, rubbery material that both fills the empty tooth as well as prevents recurring infection. This material is left to harden up before the next step.
A temporary filling must be applied next. The reason a permanent filling isn’t used at this point is that the patient needs time to heal from the root canal and allow everything to settle. The temporary filling provides a seal and keeps bacteria from getting into the newly disinfected tooth.
Permanent Filling Or Crown
Once healed, a permanent final step can be done. Final X-Rays will be taken to make sure that the infection is completely eradicated. Lastly, a permanent filling or a crown is applied, depending on preference and advice from the dentist.
Need A Root Canal? Visit The Dental Lounge
If you are having problems with your teeth and are needing a root canal procedure for an infected tooth nerve, there is no better place to be than The Dental Lounge. Our team is just as empathetic as they are skilled, guaranteeing you the best patient care and first-class experience.
Every individual in our team goes to great lengths to deliver service and care that is of the highest quality. Visiting The Dental Lounge, be it for a check-up or a full smile makeover, is an experience of luxury.
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