Medigy: Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure that is used to treat a damaged or infected tooth. The goal of the procedure is to remove the infected or damaged pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue) and to clean, disinfect, and seal the tooth’s root canals.
The procedure is typically performed by a dentist or an endodontist and involves the following steps:
The patient is given local anesthesia to numb the tooth and surrounding area.
A small opening is made in the top of the tooth to access the pulp chamber and root canals.
Using small instruments, the pulp tissue is removed from the pulp chamber and root canals.
The root canals are cleaned, shaped, and disinfected to remove any remaining bacteria or debris.
The root canals are then filled with a material such as gutta-percha to seal them and prevent further infection.
The tooth is then restored with a filling, crown, or a post, depending on the condition of the tooth.
Root canal therapy is a common procedure and has a high success rate, it helps to save a damaged or infected tooth that would otherwise need to be removed. After the procedure, the tooth can continue to function as normal, with proper restoration and maintenance.
It’s worth mentioning that root canal therapy may not always be successful, in some cases the tooth may need to be extracted or a retreatment is needed. But, in general, it is considered a safe and effective procedure for saving a damaged or infected tooth and preventing the need for an extraction.
In summary, Root canal therapy (endodontic therapy) is a dental procedure that treats a damaged or infected tooth by removing the infected or damaged pulp, cleaning, disinfecting, and sealing the tooth’s root canals, and restoring the tooth with a filling, crown, or a post. It’s a common procedure with a high success rate, it helps to save a damaged or infected tooth that would otherwise need to be removed.