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Rumors about root canal

Have you heard the rumors of nerve damage? There are many rumors about root canal treatment, which will be discussed below.

Does a root canal hurt?

  • Denervation does not cause pain but relieves it.
  • With modern technology and new anesthetic materials, RCT is no longer painful
  • And the RCT meeting is no different in this respect from doing restorative treatment.
  • Basically, in most cases, when a patient goes to a dentist for RCT treatment,
  • The tooth has experienced severe pain and with RCT, the patient’s tissue is removed, which in principle causes the pain to go away.
  • Additionally, an endodontist has the skills and knowledge to manage pain.
  • There is no need to bear tooth pain in any of the stages of the root canal.
  • During the root canal therapy treatment, by the root canal specialist, using different pain control techniques, you will not experience pain.

The best alternative treatment for a root canal is tooth extraction!

  • It cannot be argued that keeping any of the teeth is the best option.
  • Of course, nothing can replace your natural teeth.
  • Performing RCT and then tooth restoration is also economical.
  • Any replacement including a bridge or implant is also more expensive from an economic point of view.
  • Also, RCT has a high success rate and the RCT tooth can function for a lifetime.

After denervation, the pain disappears immediately!

  • After performing RCT, the patient’s pain is greatly reduced.
  • However, it is completely normal for the tooth to be sensitive for the first several days after treatment and to require the use of a pain reliever.
  • Moderate pain during chewing may also last for several weeks, but it will disappear completely over time.
  • Of course, there is a possibility that there will be no pain at all after the treatment.
  • It all depends on the complexity of the treatment and whether or not the tooth was infected before the treatment.
  • There is also a possibility of tooth abscess after RCT treatment, which also depends a lot on the condition of the tooth before starting the treatment.
  • In this case, the problem will be solved by prescribing appropriate antibiotics.

a root canal is long and requires several visits!

  • RCT treatment takes between half an hour and an hour and a half, depending on the number of dental canals, the type of treatment (initial treatment or re-treatment), and the complexity of the treatment.
  • If there is no infection or special complication, the treatment is done in one session.
  • In some cases, when the tooth has an acute infection, it is necessary to put medicinal substances inside the tooth to disinfect the root of the tooth.

  If the denervation treatment is not successful, the tooth must be extracted!

  • After investigating the cause of treatment failure, retreatment has a high success rate.
  • In this way, the previous filling material inside the root is empty
  • The root canals are reshaped cleaned and disinfected.
  • Then the root canal is filled again.
  • As mentioned, the success rate of root canal treatment is 85%.

Anterior teeth change color after denervation!

  • In the past, there was a possibility of changing the color of the crown due to the combination of materials used for root treatment and the remaining root-filling materials inside the tooth crown.
  • But currently, by changing the composition of root filling sealers and also cleaning the coronal area of the tooth from root filling materials (by a root treatment specialist or an endodontist in Mississauga), the color of anterior teeth does not change after root canal therapy.


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