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A root canal can help you keep the structure of your tooth with no need to extract it, helping you to keep your natural teeth. This procedure can be done by our general dentist or endodontists. With our experienced team and advanced dental care technology, we provide you with the most effective and best root canal treatment in Dubai. Root canal or endodontic treatment is a dental procedure that deals with the removal of the pulp of the tooth, which is the soft center. A root canal is needed when inflammation or infection of the pulp occurs.

BENEFITS OF A ROOT CANAL

There are several benefits, including:

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WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL?

Your teeth are made up of two parts. The crown, which is the top visible part of the tooth. And the root of the tooth, where it extends into the bone of the jaw, and anchors the tooth in place. The root canal system contains the dental pulp. This is the soft tissue at the center of the tooth and a combination of blood vessels and nerves. The pulp extends from the crown of the tooth to the end of the root, where it connects to the tissues that surround the root. The pulp is important during a tooth’s development.

WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL?

Your teeth are made up of two parts. The crown, which is the top visible part of the tooth. And the root of the tooth, where it extends into the bone of the jaw, and anchors the tooth in place. The root canal system contains the dental pulp, which is the soft tissue at the center of the tooth and a combination of blood vessels and nerves. The pulp extends from the crown of the tooth to the end of the root, where it connects to the tissues that surround the root. A single tooth can have more than one root canal. The pulp is important during a tooth’s development.

WHAT HAPPENS IN A SESSION?

Endodontic treatment is often performed in several visits, depending on the kind and the degree of infection. The endodontist will first examine your teeth that need a root canal by taking an x-ray. Then, local anesthesia is administered. The procedure starts with isolating the infected tooth and keeping it free of saliva by using a small protective sheet called a “dental dam”.

After that, an opening in the crown of the tooth is made, in order to clean the pulp chambers and root canals in a tooth. After the pulp is removed, the endodontist fills the root canal with a biocompatible material. This is a rubber like material, with an adhesive cement to ensure complete sealing of the root canals. A temporary filling may be placed to close the opening. The temporary filling will be removed later before the tooth is restored.

In the final visit, your dentist will recommend you to have a crown for the tooth. This is a natural looking cap placed on top of the damaged tooth. The crown will protect and restore your tooth to full function. If the tooth is not stable enough to hold the restoration in place, the dentist may place a post inside the tooth.

WHEN IS A ROOT CANAL NEEDED?

A root canal treatment is needed when the pulp, the soft center of the tooth is injured or infected. This infection can be caused by spreading of an untreated cavity, exposing the tooth to multiple dental procedures, a crack in the tooth, or an injury. When infected by bacteria, the pulp will die, where the bacteria will multiply and spread. This infection will cause symptoms like pain when eating or drinking hot or cold foods and drinks.

As the infection develops, the symptoms may disappear as the pulp dies. But the infection has actually spread through the root canal system, which will cause more symptoms like constant intolerable pain, heat sensation in the gums, swelling of the gum, and the tooth turns to a darker color. If you start to feel any kind of toothache, it’s better to visit your dentist as soon as possible to help protect your teeth and your oral health.

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