Root canal is not new and has in fact been around for some time. Indeed, it is a highly dependable and reliable way of dealing with a tooth that has either become injured or diseased. When root canal is performed, the soft pulp within the center of the tooth at the core is removed. Once this has been accomplished the area is carefully and completely disinfected to ensure no bacteria and no infection is present. The next step in the process involves filling the area where the root previously resided with and inert material.
Keeping The Natural Tooth in Place
Finally a temporary crown is fitted and placed. The patient will wear the temporary crown for a period of time and come back at a later date to have a permanent crown placed. With the advent of root canal patients are able to enjoy the benefit of keeping their own natural teeth as opposed to have a tooth extracted. This is an important consideration understanding the fact that dental health will benefit far more from retaining natural teeth as compared to pulling teeth. As an example, by keeping a natural tooth in place, the jawbone is better able to retain its bone mass.
Improve Patient Quality of Life
When a tooth is extracted the chances of bone loss in the jaw and then surrounding teeth falling due to a lake of bone is a serious concern. Anytime a tooth can be saved it is a good day for the patient. Root canal is just one example of a modern dental technology that helps to improve patient quality of life. The good news is that the misguided belief that root canal is painful is not warranted. In truth, root canal takes advantage of the latest in pain aversion methods to make the entire procedure virtually painless. Contact your dentist in Walnut Creek, Dr. Darvishzadeh at Walnut Creek Dental today for more information on root canal treatment and all that it makes possible.