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If you are going to look at the statistics, then root canal treatment is one of the most widely recognized dental problems. Many people are very much scared when they hear that their tooth needs a root canal and they try to avoid it. Every tooth has a root canal system and an infection in it creates trouble. The infection might be caused by a bacteria or a bad oral care. Contrary to popular belief, the root canal treatment is less painful and there are many dentists Edmonton who will ease you off with many of the problems.
1. Structure of the tooth
Every tooth in the mouth has a structure that comprises of two main parts – Crown and the root. The crown is the visible part that we are able to see and the root is generally hidden beneath the gums. The main components of teeth are:
• Enamel – It is the hard outer coating of every tooth.
• Dentine – It’s the softer material that supports the enamel.
• Cementum – It’s a hard material that acts as a coating on the tooth.
• Dental Pulp – It’s a soft tissue that is found at the centre of the tooth.
2. Infection in the tooth
Every tooth has a pulp in the centre that has blood vessels and soft tissues. It is generally this part that gets affected with bacteria and infection and the tooth gets painful. When bacteria multiply, they reach at the centre and attack the blood vessels and this result in swollen gums and face.
In root canal treatment, the bacteria are removed from the centre of the tooth to ease of the discomfort the patient is facing. The treatment is done in two ways – The first method is where the affected tooth is removed from the gum if the condition of the tooth is too bad and is beyond repair, and the second method is root canal treatment. After the bacteria are removed from the centre of the tooth, it is filled with a filling or a crown is put into place. Root canal treatment can be painful for some people and make sure that you are getting it done with one of the good dentists Edmonton.
4. Taking right care after the treatment
Once the root canal treatment is done, you need to make sure that you are taking the right care of gums and teeth. It will help your tooth to recover in right way and will ensure that it stays healthy for long time. Avoid biting too hard on the food and use the separate side of the mouth where the treatment has been done. Always maintain good oral hygiene and take all the necessary help from the dentists Edmonton who will be able to guide you in proper manner. If you are too much into smoking and drinking, then you also have to avoid it till your tooth recovers completely.
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
Edmonton Emergency Dental Services:
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