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Root Canals

Root canal treatment involves repairing and saving an infected or damaged tooth. In the treatment, the damaged, dead, or diseased tooth’s pulp is removed then the space is cleaned, shaped, and then washed. Initially, teeth that had been injured or infected with pulp cavity were removed, but now CKFarr can treat this.

Most common reasons that can destroy the pulp cavity include:

a. Cracking of the tooth.
b. Deep cavities.
c. Tooth injuries, for example, a past or recent tooth knock.

If the dead or infected tooth pulp is left untreated, pus may build up at the tip of your jawbone, and this could later cause abscess which could cause pain on the tooth or destroy the surrounding jaw bone.

How CKFarr Does Its Root Canal Procedures

The number of visits an individual takes depends on the situation of their teeth. The steps taken include:

  1. The opening of the tooth via the back of a front tooth or through the crown of a pre-molar or molar.
  2. The removal of the diseased pulp then the root canal and pulp chamber are cleaned, enlarged, and then shaped to prepare them to be filled.
  3. If the patient will need more than one visit, temporally filling will be placed in the opening of the crown to protect your tooth.
  4. The temporally filling will then be removed, and root canal and pulp chamber permanently filled. A gutta-percha which is a rubbery material will then be inserted in every canal then sealed in place by use of cement.
  5. A crown will then be placed on top of that tooth to restore the natural appearance and shape of the tooth.

How Long Can A Restored Tooth Last?

With good dental care, the treated and restored teeth or tooth can last a lifetime. Regular dental examinations and good oral hygiene are required to avoid dental problems. The tooth may become prone to fractures and become more brittle since there is no pulp that will keep the tooth alive.

To care for the root canal after the treatment, the patient should practice good oral hygiene, avoid chewing the hard foods that may cause the tooth to break and make regular visits to the dentists and the hygienists should be done for cleanings and examinations.