Root canal treatment is the cleaning of the inner part of the tooth, where in normal conditions you can find the pulp: soft tissue with nerves, blood’s vessels and other cells. If the dental pulp is swollen, it could cause pressure against the canal’s walls and produce pain; little by little the dental pulp loses vitality and finally dies and causes infection. Root canal treatment resolves this inflammation because the endodontist removes the contaminated tissue from the tooth.
Root canal treatment is the first step to recover the tooth’s function and esthetics. After this procedure you need to take into account the following recommendations:
It’s normal if you feel some discomfort in the tooth, specially when you bite. This discomfort is going to disappear a few days later and you can control it with some medication. Keep in touch with your endodontist and follow her instructions about the type and frequency of this medication. A wrong use of the pills won’t make you feel better and it could produce more undesirable side effects.
Your endodontist is going to use a restorative material to seal the access to the tooth’s canals. This material could be temporary, so you need to replace it with a permanent material as soon as possible, within the next two weeks. Don’t bite hard things with the tooth treated, it could produce dental fractures.
A delayed restoration could make bacteria grow again inside the canals and the chances of fracture are higher. A good reconstruction leads the tooth to last longer… this is the goal of Gil Dental Group through an integral work among our specialists.
Finally, keep an excellent cleaning. The tooth can suffer caries even with the root canal treatment. It’s important to make an appointment with you dentist every six months to check that your teeth are healthy. In Gil Dental Group prevention is very important. We want to be your partner to get an amazing buccodental health and smile.