Root canal treatment (also known as endodontic therapy, endodontic treatment, or root canal therapy) is a treatment sequence for the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion. Root canals, and their associated pulp chamber, are the physical hollows within a tooth that are naturally inhabited by nerve tissue, blood vessels and other cellularentities. Together, these items constitute the dental pulp. Endodontic therapy involves the removal of these structures, the subsequent shaping, cleaning, and decontamination of the hollows with small files and irrigating solutions, and the obturation (filling) of the decontaminated canals. Filling of the cleaned and decontaminated canals is done with an inert filling such as gutta-percha and typically a eugenol-based cement. Epoxy resin is employed to bind gutta-percha in some root canal procedures. Endodontics includes both primary and secondary endodontic treatments as well as periradicular surgery which is generally used for teeth that still have potential for salvage.
Root canal is done to save a tooth that has an infection which has penetrated to the nerve of the tooth. In root canal, all the damaged nerve tissue is removed and the area sterilized, so that tissue cannot grow back there. The cavity is then filled and sealed.
If the tooth is broken or is loose, root canal will not help.
A root canal will need one or more visits to be completed. The steps involved in root canal are:
Step 1: An X-ray is taken to see the shape of the root canals and see if the infection has spread to the surrounding bone. Local anesthesia will then be given to numb the area surrounding the tooth. Anesthesia in most cases is not required, because the nerve is dead, but is still given to put the patient at ease.
Step 2: The area to be treated has to be kept dry. So, a rubber sheet is placed around the tooth to prevent saliva from making the area moist.
Step 3: An access hole is then drilled into the tooth. The dental pulp along with the infected and decayed nerve tissue and other debris is removed from this hole, using root canal files. A series of these files of increasing diameter are put through the access hole to clean the sides of the root canals. The debris is flushed with water or sodium hypochlorite.
Step 4: After the tooth is completely clean, it is sealed. But, if there is an infection, your dentist might want to treat that first and make sure it’s gone before sealing the tooth. Others may choose to seal the tooth the same day it is cleaned out. If the root canal cannot be finished on the same day, a temporary filling is placed in the exterior hole in the tooth to keep contaminants out between appointments.
Step 5: A sealer paste and a rubber compound is placed in the root canal, and the tooth is filled.
Step 6: A tooth that needs a root canal also usually needs further restoration like a crown or a post. This is now done to protect the tooth and restore it to a healthy state. Your dentist will discuss the need for this step with you
Initially, after the treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive or you may feel pain, especially if there was pain or infection before root canal. Over-the-counter pain medications can be used to minimize such discomfort.
You can also try to rinse the area thrice a day with tepid salt water to reduce the discomfort. Another method to alleviate pain and swelling is ice bags. Put ice cubes in a plastic bag and wrap it with a towel. Place this pack on your jaw for about 15 minutes every hour.
Till your root canal procedure is done, avoid chewing on the tooth being repaired.
After the root canal, you can brush and floss normally.
Visit your dentist at the scheduled intervals.
If you have gone for further restoration of your teeth like a crown, call the dentist if your bite feels uneven or if your tooth feels “tight” or if you have problems flossing around the tooth.
Gently brush your teeth or rinse your mouth 2 to 3 times every day, preferably once after each meal. Your brush must have soft bristles. After brushing and flossing, rinse with an anti-plaque mouthwash.
Eat soft foods for a day or two after your first root canal appointment.
Do not bend over or lift heavy things for 2 to 3 days, if this makes you feel pain.
When it is not possible to save a tooth with root canal, dentists recommend implants or bridges. But the first preference is always to save the tooth – which, can be achieved only with root canal.
Implants and bridges are costlier than root canal and are more time-consuming. They also involve additional procedures to adjacent teeth and supporting tissues.
Root canal and dental filling do not really compete with each other. If the infection in your teeth has not yet touched the nerve, a simple filling will do. But if the decay has penetrated deep inside, a filling is placed only after the root canal procedure, that is, after the decayed matter is cleaned out. Hence, here root canal and dental filling complement each other.
There are multiple factors that affect the cost of root canal treatment in Iran. As a patient you should be award of all the cost factors
The average cost of a root canal in Iran is between $180 to $270. Some of the best dental surgeon in iran charge around $200 to $300.
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Most Iranian dental surgeons graduate from reputable American and European universities and have enough experience to do so.
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