When the nerve of a tooth becomes infected, root canal treatment can save the tooth. How do you know if you have an infected tooth? Some of the signs are heat and cold sensitivity, swelling and pain, or a bad taste in your mouth. Or, you may experience no symptoms at all and not realize that you have a dental problem.
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Once the pulp of a tooth has become infected, your choices are limited.
You could choose to delay treatment, you could choose to have the tooth
extracted, or you could choose to save your tooth with root canal treatment.
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Root canal treatment and subsequent tooth restoration usually involves
three steps. First, your root canal dentist removes the infection to promote healing.
Next, he places a post to strengthen the tooth. Finally, he crowns the tooth to protect it.
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An apicoectomy is a minor surgical procedure that's necessary when root
canal treatment hasn't completely healed an infected tooth. After root
canal treatment, an abscess, which is a hole in the bone at the tip of
the root, sometimes continues to grow.
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Root canal therapy often takes two or more appointments to complete. A
temporary filling or crown is placed to protect the tooth between appointments.
Between appointments, it's common (and not a problem) for a small portion
of your temporary filling to wear away or break off. If the entire filling
falls out, or if a temporary crown comes off, call your root canal dentist
so it can be replaced.
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If you listen to comedy, or even just to your friends and relatives, you
may hear something unpleasant compared to a root canal. Someone might joke,
"I'd rather have a root canal" when turning down an offer or
request. No one ever says they actually want root canal treatment. But
if you're a smoker, that's essentially what you're doing whenever you put
a cigarette in your mouth.
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canal treatment, the tooth is weak and brittle. It is weak because the
center of the tooth was removed to get at the infected
nerve; only the sides of the tooth are left for support. And it is more
brittle because the nerve and blood supply are gone.
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You go home in the middle of the day with a severe toothache. “Just a pesky
toothache; it will go away,” you moan. Hopefully, that happens, but in all
likelihood, it won’t. Tooth pain a sign that something is drastically wrong in
your mouth, but you may not know what is causing the pain.
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Abscess make up of about 2% of all dental problems around the root tips of the
teeth. This oral infection is divided
into two forms. The primary (neoteric)
form involves the inflammation of the pulp and has little no significant change
that can be seen on the dental x-rays.
They also named by our Houston dentists as an acute apical periodontitis
or acute periapical abscess. The
secondary (recrudescent) form comes from a previously existed, asymptomatic
lesions such as granuloma, cyst, scar, and cholesteatoma.
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Nonpyogenic soft tissue odontogenic infections, cellutitis, either are caused by
nonpyogenic bacteria or related to pre-pyogenic or post-pyogenic
infections. That is, the causative
bacteria may be non-pyogenic or the infection has not reached the pus-forming or
pus-pulling stage. Intraorally, the odontogenic infection may be originated in
one of the three sites: the root canals and the periapex of the pulpless teeth,
the gingival in periodontal disease, and the gingival operculum over an erupting
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Preliminary dental research reported a recent synthetic protein, Dentonin,
assists to grow back damaged dentin. This new finding implicates that dentin
regeneration will eliminate the necessity for root canal treatment for
tooth with extensive cavity.
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