Root Canal Therapy (Endodontic Treatment) RCT is the treatment of choice for infected teeth that has a deep cavity & has penetrated the nerve. The teeth throbs, pulsates and the patient can't sleep because of severe constant nagging pain. The signs and symptoms includes boil or pimple on the gums swelling, severe and acute pain, and sensitivity to hot and cold temperature. Teeth with RCT usually lasts a long time, yet sometimes teeth might have to be retreated because of persistent or recurrent infections. Root canal treated tooth are then restored with a crown to prevent fracture in the future.
Endodontic treatment (Root Canal Treatment) can take 1, 2 or 3 visits depending on each case. It is possible to experience any of the following symptoms after each appointments: sensitivity to hot and/or cold, sensitivity to pressure, possible swelling -It is difficult to predict which symptoms, if any you may experience and to what extent. In complicated cases, pain medications may be necessary. -If you experience swelling, call our office; it maybe necessary to prescribe an antibiotic for you. -A temporary filling may be used to seal the tooth between visits. -Be gentle on the tooth while eating until the final restorationis placed. -During endodontic treatment, the nerve and blood supply to the tooth is removed. This will cause the tooth to become brittle and prone to fracture which can result in the need to extract the tooth. In many case a full coverage crown restoration (cap) may be recommended to prevent this from taking place.
Tooth #4 Upper Right Second Premolar
Tooth #1- Upper Right Wisdom Tooth
Root Canal Treatment AfterCare 1. You may experience..... Sensitivity to pressure or to hot/cold. You may experience swelling. If so, call your dentist. 2. Temporary fillings The dentist may used a temporary fillings to seal the tooth. Until the final restoration is placed be gentle with the tooth. 3. Prescription Medication In some cases, pain and antibiotic prescription medication maybe necessary. Antibiotic is then given if the tooth was infected. If the dentist decides not to give any prescription, over-the- counter pain medication can be taken but if it fails to relieve your discomfort call your dentist.
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