Endodontics/ Root Canals

Albert Lea Endodontics & Root Canals

Endodontics In Albert Lea, MN

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What Is A Root Canal Treatment?

Endodontic treatment, more generally called root system canal treatment, is required when the pulp of your tooth ends up being inflamed or contaminated. The inflammation or infection could be caused from deep decay, repeated oral procedures on your tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. With appropriate care, an Endodontically treated tooth will operate typically for many years ahead.



Tooth with a healthy root.



When decay or damage goes untreated it can result in an infection to the pulp chamber of the tooth.



After creating a small opening, very small instruments are used to clean and shape the root canal spaces.



The cleaned spaces are filled with a biocompatible material and specialized cement to ensure complete sealing of the root canals.

How Can Infection Get To The Root Of The Tooth?

Root system canals are multiple small passages within teeth that hold their nerves and blood supply. Each tooth has between one and four origin canals. These small passageways may come to be contaminated if there is substantial unattended dental cavity or an injury. Infection that spreads in to these stations could cause a fair amount of discomfort and sensitivity, and at some point the development of an abscess tooth when pus collects in little pockets.

Why Is Root Canal Treatment Needed?

When natural nutrients and wetness can no longer reach the enamel and dentin when the nerves inside the pulp of the tooth die. Then the swollen tissue surrounding the tooth start causing tooth pain and infection could set in and harm the bones around the teeth.

What Symptoms Indicate A Root Canal May Be Needed?

You might require a root canal if a tooth is causing discomfort or if the gums beside the tooth hurts and becomes puffy. If the tooth appears stained and has ended up being sensitive to warmth and ice cold, then we might recommend a closer look inside the tooth. If we find swollen pulp and infection inside the tooth, then we will probably suggest a root canal.

What Causes Nerve Damage Or Dental Pulp?

Dental cavities, chipped teeth, fractured dental fillings, and injury to the teeth could trigger damage to the dental pulp. Injury to the teeth can create pulp damages also if there are no external indicators of damage to the teeth.

root-canalWhat Is Involved In Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment with a very high rate of success. It involves getting rid of the compromised tissue, stopping the spread of infection, and recovering the healthy portion of the tooth with a crown. Origin canal therapy is created to conserve a problem tooth. Prior to origin canal therapy, the only approach for treating a diseased tooth was the complete removal of the tooth.

What Is The Root Canal Procedure?

The dentist studies the x-ray of the infected tooth and then carries out a local anesthetic. The dentist takes out the irritated nerve tissue via an opening in the crown of the tooth. In the fourth and last step, a crown is placed on the closed tooth which permits the tooth to continue to operate.

Do Root Canal Treatments Need To Be Repeated Often?

Most patients which have root canal treatment experience little or no soreness or discomfort and enjoy a restored tooth that can last practically as long as the healthy original. 

Is There Pain After A Root Canal?

When you are all done with your root canal you may feel some soreness for few days adhering to the treatment. To reduce the soreness you can take a nonprescription discomfort treatment. In more extreme cases, Dr. Vu will prescribe an antibiotic painkiller to help lower any chance of the infection continuing.

Will The Tooth Of The Root Canal Ever Break Or Crack?

During the procedure a forming file might crack and get stuck in the root system canal or that the root system of the tooth may fracture.

After having a root system canal treatment, be careful to not chew straight on a tooth that was treated. Up until the last repair has actually occurred your tooth may crack. Do not wait too long to finish your root canal treatment as the longer you wait, the more likely germs will reinfect the managed canal requiring the root canal treatment to be performed all over again.

Could A Root Canal Treatment Be Unsuccessful?

Yes, if this happens Dr. Vu can discuss alternative choices such as repeating the treatment or removing the contaminated tooth.