Root canal

Root canal

Living with a decayed tooth, is pretty painful ain’t it? The term “root canal” is based on ‘cleaning of the canals inside a tooth’s root’. Root canal treatment is generally a direct procedure to stop dental pain and guard your teeth that are severely decayed or infected. Because of serious decay, repeated dental proceedings on a tooth; or large fillings, a crack, or chip in the tooth, or severe injury to the face can make a tooth’s nerve and pulp irritated, inflamed, and infected.

When any person undergoes a Root Canal Treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is eliminated and the inside of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, followed by filling and sealing.


When do you need a Root Canal?      

Teeth have a soft core termed as dental pulp. The pulp stretches from the crown — the visible part of the tooth, till the apex of the tooth’s root in the jawbone. The pulp consists of nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. When your tooth is cracked or has an intense cavity, bacteria can take entry to the pulp. If you don’t see your dentist at the proper time, the tissue adjoining the tooth will get infected and an abscess may develop. An abscess is a pus-filled pocket that generates at the bottom of the roots of the tooth. This in fact, will lead to pulp death, bone loss and loss of the tooth itself.


Symptoms may involve:

    • Swelling around your face, and neck and other regions of the head
    • A hole in your tooth
    • Loss of bone around the top of the root
    • Chipped or cracked tooth
    • Serious toothache while chewing or biting
    • Pimples on the gums
    • Swollen or tender gums
    • Severe decay or darkening of the gums
    • Temperature sensitivity (particularly hot and cold sensations)

What will your Dentist do in Magnolia, TX?

There’s nothing to worry about if your dentist or endodontist at Floss Dental, prescribes you a root canal method to treat your decayed tooth. This approach eases pain and restores healthy teeth.

A modern Root Canal Treatment can generally be done in one or two appointments, based on the condition of your tooth and your personal state. Firstly your doctor will take some dental X-rays to check the level of damage. You will also get a local anaesthetic to manage pain.Then a rubber like sheet termed as a dental dam is applied in your mouth to keep the tooth clean, protected and free of saliva. When the decay is cleared, an opening is done through the crown of the tooth to receive access to the pulp chamber. By making use of small dental tools, the infected or diseased pulp is eliminated. The final step of the root canal is restoring your tooth. Once the filling is done, a crown is installed- an artificial tooth which looks real.

Follow good oral habits to help your restored tooth last for a lifetime.


What are the Benefits?

  • Natural chewing
  • Efficient biting force and sensation
  • Natural appearance
  • Preserves other teeth from extreme wear or strain