Root Canal treatment

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Last Updated: 08 May 2022

Root canal treatment is a dental treatment that replaces a tooth's damaged or contaminated pulp with a root filling. The pulp is the tooth's lifeline, its vessels, tissue fibres and nerves in the central hollow of the tooth keep it to life. About 90 to 95 per cent of people that undergo root canal treatment can expect a practical tooth after the treatment. The treated tooth must last a long time, offered that you keep great oral hygiene, stay clear of consuming too much sugar and have routine dental check ups. A tooth is mostly constructed from a difficult material called dentine. Enamel is the surface layer that safeguards the visible part of the tooth. The part of the tooth that rests below the periodontal line is called the root. The hollow centre of a tooth is called the pulp chamber. The pulp prolongs from the roof of the pulp chamber down into the bottom of each root canal. The primary function of the dental pulp is to control the development and growth of the tooth during childhood. Once the tooth is completely formed, nutrition for the tooth comes from the cells bordering the root. An infected tooth pulp might cause inflammation or infection. The symptoms of a damaged or unhealthy tooth pulp might include: unwarranted or spontaneous pain; sensitivity to cold and hot drinks and foods; pain when biting or chewing; loosening of the tooth; swelling of the periodontal near the affected tooth; oozing of pus bordering the affected tooth; face swelling. Often, tooth pulp may become infected or damaged with no symptoms.

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