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Save your teeth with Root Canal Therapy

Save your teeth with Root canal therapy

Dental problems are increasing due to changes in eating habits. Nowadays, small children are also suffering from dental issues and dental cavities. Eating junk food, sweets, sticky food items, chocolates, and bakery items leads to the growth of bacteria.  Oral hygiene is important to protect your teeth from dental decay.

As teeth problems are increasing, so do dental treatments. Root canal therapy is one such dental treatment. It is intended to save a tooth from dental extraction.

It is endodontic therapy. It helps remove an infection from inside a tooth, i.e. in the pulp and protects it from further infections.

Root canal therapy is gaining popularity in recent days as dental problems have become common in many people, including children.

A tooth has a crown and roots. While the crown is above the gum, the roots are below it. Roots attach the tooth to the jawbone. The pulp is inside the crown and the root, which helps nourish the tooth. There are nerves inside the pulp. If they become sensitive, they can cause pain by reacting to hot and cold temperatures.

Root canal therapy has the following processes: Cleaning inside the root. The dentist gives local anaesthesia and makes a small hole to clean the tooth. After thoroughly cleaning the tooth, the dentist fills it with a rubber-like material and seals the canals with adhesive cement. Then, a crown is fixed to offer protection.

Though the process is painful, it will give big relief once the infection has been removed completely. If the treatment is done by a trained dental surgeon, it is less painful. You have to follow the advice of your dentist after the completion of the process to avoid future infections.

Here are some tips to prevent dental infections:

  • Brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Replace your toothbrush every three months.
  • Avoid sticky foods and sugary foods and drinks.
  • Eat teeth-healthy foods like carrots, apples etc.
  • Floss regularly and carefully to prevent the building up of plaque.
  • Visit a dentist regularly.
  • Dental sealants also help prevent dental infections. So you can consider using them.

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