Frequently asked questions about Root Canal

  1. During endodontic (root canal) surgery, are the roots taken out?

No, endodontic treatment does not take out the roots of a tooth. Pulp tissue that is inflamed or sick is taken out from inside the crown and roots of a tooth during non-surgical endodontic treatment. The pulp chamber is cleaned and sanitised after the tissue is taken out. It is then filled and sealed with a material that feels like rubber. Endodontic treatment makes sure the tooth stays whole and keeps its good looks and oral function with the right final restoration. When there is damage to the root of a tooth during endodontic surgery, the root end may need to be removed. The tooth stays whole.

  1. When I get a root canal, do you make me feel sick during the procedure?

The nerves are not “killed” during endodontic treatment, no. Pulp tissue that is inflamed or infected and contains nerves and blood vessels is taken out of the pulp area of a tooth. The pulp chamber is cleaned and sanitised, then filled and sealed with gutta-percha, a material that feels like rubber. With the right final restoration, endodontic treatment keeps the tooth whole and keeps its appearance and oral function.

  1. Why does it hurt even though the nerve was cut off?

Taking out the sick or swollen pulp tissue (which has nerves and blood vessels) gets rid of the source of the inflammation, but the bone and ligaments around the tooth may still be inflamed, which can be painful. Your body’s immune system can usually get rid of this leftover inflammation on its own, but sometimes drugs and pain killers are needed to speed up the healing process.

  1. If my tooth is dead, why does it still hurt?

When the pulp tissue inside a tooth is necrotic, or dead, the pain is no longer coming from swollen tissue inside the tooth, but from activity in the bone around the tooth that is causing inflammation. To get rid of the cause of the swelling in the bone around the tooth, the dead pulp tissue inside the tooth has to be taken out.

  1. Why don’t drugs work for me when I have a tooth infection?

Antibiotics help your immune system get rid of germs that are living in the tissues around your tooth. The infection will last until the sick tissue inside the tooth is removed, even if your pain gets better or goes away.

  1. Which medical professional is the best?

Your teeth will get the best care possible at Focus Dental Clinic. Every one of our endodontists is an expert at saving teeth and has had years of training in this field.

  1. Why do we need to come back twice to do this?

Root canal doctors, also called endodontists, usually only need one visit to finish a root canal. While this is easier for the patient, there are times when a root canal needs to be done over two visits. This depends on the patient’s anatomy, any infections, hardened tissue, and other factors.

  1. Will you put me to sleep?

No, most of the time, a local anaesthetic is used during endodontic treatment.\

  1. After getting a root canal, can I go back to work?

Most of the time, you can go back to work after endodontic treatment. Most of the symptoms after surgery are mild, and you may only need over-the-counter painkillers. Please keep in mind that the area around the tooth will feel numb for one to two hours after endodontic treatment. An official note from your doctor will be sent to you if you think you can’t go back to work.

  1. After having root canal surgery, can I eat?

Until your anaesthetic wears off, please don’t drink anything hot or chew food. For the next few days, please don’t bite or chew directly on the tooth to help it heal faster. Please don’t eat sticky things like gum or jelly beans because they could open or take out the temporary filling. Get in touch with our dental clinic right away if the temporary filling feels loose or falls out fully. It might need to be replaced.

  1. When you get a root canal, does it hurt?

We take care of our patients’ endodontic needs in a clean, friendly space. Most people who get root canal treatment find it much easier than they thought it would be. Endodontic treatment doesn’t hurt, it eases pain, and we’re experts at relieving pain in the mouth and teeth. Dental pain can range from mild to serious, and the pain and infection can often make other parts of the body hurt. These symptoms often come on quickly and can get in the way of daily life. We can quickly figure out what’s wrong and help people get back to their normal lives thanks to our skills in diagnosis and treatment.

  1. How long does the endodontic (root canal) process take? How many times do I need to go in?

Visits and appointment times may change based on how hard the treatment is and what the patient needs. Endodontic care is usually finished in one to two visits, with sixty to ninety minutes of time spent at each visit.

  1. Do I need a ride home after getting a root canal?

Most of the time, you can drive yourself home after endodontic treatment. In some situations, patients will be given specific suggestions that will be talked over during their consultation.

  1. Will I be given painkillers after root canal (endodontic) treatment?

Most of the time, strong painkillers are not needed after endodontic treatment. Aspirin, Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), and Naproxen Sodium (Aleve) are all over-the-counter pain killers that can usually take away the pain. We suggest that you take an anti-inflammatory drug like Ibuprofen. You will only be given a prescription for stronger painkillers if we think it is very important.

  1. Do I need to take an antibiotic after getting a root canal?

Most of the time, drugs are not needed after endodontic treatment. The root canal treatment gets rid of the infection’s source, and any bacteria that are left over are generally cleaned up by your body’s immune system. Doctors only give antibiotics when the body needs extra help with this process. This choice will be made by the endodontist after checking out and fixing the tooth.

  1. Do I need to make another appointment with my doctor for a filling?

It is very important that you go back to the doctor to have the tooth permanently fixed, unless our office tells you otherwise. We suggest that you call your doctor one to two weeks after treatment. Your general dentist will get a full report of your oral care. If you don’t go back to your dentist, the root canal could get infected again or you could lose the tooth because it breaks down.

Visit Focus Dental in our locations in Naraina Vihar, Max Hospital, Saket and Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, for additional information on selecting the best dentist. To schedule an appointment, give 8929265020 a call today.

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