Endodontics and Endodontists represent the branch of dentistry that deals with the canal of the root of the tooth, and subsequently the tooth pulp symptoms and treatment. The diseased root canal causes a span of toothache symptoms, from subtle to throbbing, to severe.
Toothache treatment is achieved in our office in a single visit in most cases by performing the root canal treatment. Dr. Shashaty has an extensive clinical experience in providing root canal treatment, treatment is done after effective local anesthesia is achieved, then the removal of affected nerve could be performed without feeling any pain. Many people describe their experience of the root canal procedure as a painless.
We realize how debilitating toothache can be and we attempt to start the root canal treatment for patients experiencing toothache on an urgent basis. Furthermore, we know how nervous some people get about dental work, especially a root canal. So, you'll get gentle care dentistry and often painless from a team with a great understanding.
A root canal in our office doesn't mean hours of discomfort and numerous return visits. Using the latest technology and anesthetics, we perform root canals quickly, mostly in just one visit, and virtually painlessly. You may even decide you like dentists after all.
If you asked yourself: why am I having such pain? or why do I need to have a root canal? Toothache and infection of the teeth happen when the tooth nerve "the pulp" or the jaw bone get exposed to the infection caused by the bacteria. The common route of access for the bacteria to cause such dental infection and toothache is cavities or tooth decay. By this route the bacteria penetrates the tooth defense lines of the enamel and dentin and reaches the root canal.
Pain could become severe and debilitating if it passes through an acute stage. This could take place when the balance between the body and the infection shifts, either when the body is weaker or simply when the infection gets stronger. So if you have mild symptoms, or you are having a throbbing toothache or pain at night, avoid going through a dental emergency, get access to dental care promptly. You can call us early to reserve an emergency appointment or use the online appointment request anytime, we will try to find the earliest possible time to treat your condition.
Toothache and dental pain vary widely in its manifestation in each individual
and each tooth, but generally it passes through stages that some of it might
have more or less pain or duration. This is a summary of these stages:
||Tooth is sensitive to cold.
Pain disappears when the triggering factor is removed.
||Removing decay, restoring
||Tooth sensitivity remains
after the triggering factor is removed. Or pain could be
spontaneous, happening without a triggering factor such as throbbing pain
||Root Canal Treatment.
Sleeping on high pillows might temporarily work as a remedy to reduce
toothache usually aggravated by increased blood flow from low head
||Tooth becomes tender for bite
pressure. At this stage the bacterial infection has traveled through
the root canal and reached the jaw bone surrounding the tooth.
||Root Canal Treatment.
Cold packs on the face might help to temporarily alleviate pain.
||Bacterial infection spreads
to the tissue around the jaw bone and causes a swelling, which will have
general systemic reactions and implications.
Root Canal Treatment and possibly extraction
What is Root Canal treatment?
Why a Root Canal treatment?
When the pulp gets affected by decay or trauma
the inflammation / infection process increases blood flow in an attempt from the body to repair the tissue,
the confined space may turn the increased blood flow into a pressure
on the nerve endings, which generates the pain.
Pain may become throbbing and very strong
especially at night, can be spontaneous or triggered by cold and hot.
Stopping the pain becomes an urgent matter, and root canal treatment
and appropriate restoration are needed to save the tooth.
In the case of a slowly progressing decay, the
bacteria may conquer
the poorly defended pulp space and travel through the apex of the tooth without
producing symptoms, and
form an abscess, which is a true infection of the jaws, it can become
a bad surprise and may burst into a strong pain, swelling, fever, root canal
treatment may save the tooth if the abscess is minimal and the healing ability
of the body is adequate, or extraction might become indicated.
After removing the pulp tissue, the canal can
be washed and dried and then obturated with a rubbery plastic material that
will be sealed with a biocompatible cement. All this is preferably performed in
a single visit session.
Many factors determine the treatment difficulty
and eventually the chances for the treatment success vary depending
on many factors that determine the case prognosis:
CASE OF A ROOT CANAL:
This Patient presented with a mobile front tooth and an underlying bony abscess, she thought the tooth will need extraction. However, the root canal treatment was the treatment of choice.
The tooth healed completely as shown in the postoperative X-Ray that confirms a complete healing of the bone and an excellent success of the root canal treatment.
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