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Generally, people are less concerned when it comes to a dental treatment. So most patients avoid getting dental treatment done and also feel that dental procedures very expensive and time-consuming as multiple visits required. Filling & Root Canal Treatment is a very common dental procedure carried out extensively.

Around 1.5 crore people undergo root canals in the western world, it is estimated that in India this number would be way higher. As a nation the amount of time & effort which a multiple sitting root canal therapy would take would amount to huge costs when compared with single sitting root canal therapies. These could be due to various reasons, to name a few:

Broken Tooth: Having a broken tooth is no joke. When your teeth break, you are in jeopardy of losing the tooth or spreading an infection to other teeth. There are many ways someone can break a tooth, when playing sports, slipping, falling, or eating really hard foods, to name a few. The pain from a damaged or broken tooth can be excruciating if not treated quickly and effectively.

Dental Pain or a toothache is caused when the nerve in the root of a tooth or surrounding a tooth is irritated. Dental infection, decay, injury, or loss of a tooth are the most common causes of dental pain. Pain may also occur after an extraction.

Teeth Cavity, also called tooth decay, is a hole that forms in your tooth. Cavities start small and gradually become bigger when they’re left untreated. Because many cavities don’t cause pain in the beginning, it can be hard to realize that a problem exists. Regular dental appointments can detect tooth decay or Teeth Cavity early.

 

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If you have pain or infection due to cavity, which is deep and near the pulp of your teeth; you may need options other than Filling & Root Canal Treatment:

  • Indirect Pulp Capping: This pulp treatment is instituted when the decay is very near the pulp but just not reached the pulp. Further, the pulp remains intact and is not exposed even after the decay is completely removed by your dentist. The usual material used for this purpose is calcium hydroxide, which not only soothes the pulp but also plays an important role in re-mineralization near the affected area. Thereafter, the tooth is filled by teeth color resin or any other filling material which your dentist may decide for you.
  • Direct Pulp Capping: This pulp treatment is instituted when the decay is very near the pulp but just not reached the pulp. Further, the pulp remains intact, but is exposed after the decay is completely removed by your dentist. The usual material used for this purpose is calcium hydroxide, which not only soothes the pulp but also plays important in re-mineralization near the affected area. Thereafter, the tooth is filled by tooth colored resin or any other filling material which your dentist may decide for you.
  • Partial Pulpectomy: The pulp therapy treatment is instituted when the decay has reached the pulp. Further, the pulp is partially intact and partially damaged. Your dentist here exercises its discretion as to whether he should completely remove both your damaged pulp and the intact pulp or remove only the damaged pulp alone. If the damaged pulp alone is removed time treatment is called partial pulpectomy. If you neglect to keep your appointment, you may need more appointments in such case complete pulpectomy may be required. You must adhere to your appointment, else you may have severe pain.
  • Complete Pulpectomy or Root Canal Treatment: This pulp therapy treatment is instituted when the decay has reached the pulp. Further, the pulp is partially or completely damaged. Your dentist removes the entire damaged pulp from the pulp from the pulp chamber as well as the roots. The roots are then filled (usually with Gutta Percha) immediately or after a few dressings of cotton embedded in medicine. The treatment is called complete Pulpectomy or Root Canal Treatment.

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Ideally speaking a root canals procedure is not as painful as a patient would anticipate when done with good hands. The pain related to root canal infection is mostly anxiety related or related to other medical conditions. The throbbing pain which patients would feel is due to grossly carious tooth as the pulp already exposed to the outer surface. Depending upon the severity of the pain from mild, moderate to severe, local anesthesia is injected.

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Tips On preventing Aesthetic Problems During Childhood

  • Avoid taking tetracycline antibiotics for any extended period during pregnancy and giving it to your child before either year of age. It can cause staining of primary and permanent teeth.
  • If your water supply is properly fluoridated, it is not necessary to give your child vitamins containing fluoride.
  • Avoid foods high in calories and junk foods, such as candy, which may promote decay
  • Watch out for tell-tale signs of clenching or grinding. Have your child’s dentist look for signs of wear on the teeth surfaces, Also, pay attention to headaches, backaches can be associated with clenching or grinding.
  • ‘If orthodontic treatment is required, make certain careful oral hygiene and regular visits to your child’s dentists are observed and avoid refined sugars.
  • Learn about restorations (fillings), which can be SAPTeeth, gold, plastic, silver, etc.
  • A sight chip or fracture of front teeth can usually be bonded. In cases of severe decay or fracture of primary teeth, a crown may be needed.
  • If it can be saved, don’t have a tooth extracted!

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