Endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth that is badly decayed or infected. It includes Root canal treatments (single or multiple sittings), retreatments and endodontic surgeries. The inflammation or infection in the tooth pulp can have a variety of causes: deep decay, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, trauma to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or an abscess leading to serious oral health problems. Endodontic treatment can relieve your tooth pain and save your smile. Besides saving the natural tooth, it also restores efficient chewing ability.
Most root canal treatments are successful. But in some rare cases, a second root canal treatment is needed. This is called retreatment. When retreating a tooth, the root canal filling material is taken out, and the canal is recleaned, reshaped and refilled. Sometimes root canal surgery is needed when a regular root canal treatment cannot be done or when it has not worked. Surgery is done to check the end of the root for fractures (cracks), remove parts of the root that could not be cleaned during regular root canal treatment or clear up an infection that did not heal after regular treatment.
Root canal procedures have the reputation of being painful. However,at Manya Dental, you can expect a comfortable and painless experience during and after your appointment. With the latest advancements and techniques used here, we help you maintain your natural smile and continue eating the foods you love. With proper treatment and care, most teeth that have had endodontic treatment can last as long as other natural teeth and often for a lifetime.