Understanding About Crowns And Bridging

Nowadays, we are quite familiar with the dental procedure known as a root canal. For a majority of the public, root canals are dreaded but when someone else has experienced this procedure we usually find it quite amusing. On the other hand, for a patient requesting to do a root canal we usually find it quite absurd including dentists.

Most people are unaware but, historically, root canals have existed for a very long period of time. Centuries ago, early civilizations performed a similar procedure to salvage teeth from decay and necrosis. Often, earlier forms of root canals were performed to royalty and rich since the procedure is quite costly. In these times it is quite normal for peasants to extract their teeth and sell them to aristocrats.

In the past, people including doctors believed the cause of tooth decay were worm infestation in the teeth. They believed that the only way to manage this problem was to kill the worms with several peculiar methods. One odd method was to rinse the mouth with urine twice a day, in the morning and at night. This remedy is quite absurd and redundant thus it was no longer practiced since 1728 and was replaced with a more adequate form of treatment. With the development of modern medicine, professional dental assistance proved to be the most accurate method to stop toothache pain by cleaning and extracting the affected nerve and pulp from the tooth.

Nowadays it is quite usually to undergo a root canal; this procedure basically manages to salvage the affected tooth by cleaning the dying or dead pulp. The pulp is located within the tooth and can turn into abscess if improperly managed. The tissue within the pulp is maintained by several blood vessels originating from the outer tip of the root and passing through the root canal entering the tooth.

The chief cause of tooth death is decay. As soon as decay reaches the pulp, it can cause deterioration to the extent of pulp death. The moment the pulp dies the surrounding dead pulp and tissue releases toxins into the root tip. Even though it does not happen too often but these toxins can spread into the jawbone. If inadequately managed, there is a possibility for the jawbone to be infected which subsequently can cause death.

In order to manage this problem, dentists will usually recommend undergoing a root canal. This is quite a routine procedure which usually begins with the dentist numbing the affected area and drilling a hole into the tooth. The dentist will use several equipment and tools to enter the affected to in order to scrape and clean the nerves and dead pulp. Even though this procedure is quite time consuming it is a very effective approach. It can be usual for a root canal to be performed in several hours but this is the most effective method to salvage the dying tooth and eliminate the dead pulp. Although this procedure takes several hours to do, it is quite worth it considering the alternative where you may have to extract your entire tooth.

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