Toothaches occur due to infections in the tooth’s pulp, which is the innermost chamber of the tooth. When toothaches occur, your teeth become irritated. This sends severe pain signals to your brain. As a result, you might need to extract the tooth or do a root canal treatment. The root canal treatment is, however, seen as a conservative approach.
Root canal treatment is a type of treatment where the infected soft Centre of a tooth, otherwise known as the pulp, is removed and disinfected. Afterwards, the tooth is filled with gutta-percha. Modern techniques and facilities have made this procedure very easy, and it is a pain-free procedure.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
When an infected tooth is ignored for a long time, you may have no choice but to go for a tooth extraction. Most people do not like tooth extraction because it will leave a gap in their teeth and probably affect their smile and talking ability. Masticating will also likely be a problem. These toothaches can be a thing of the past with Root canal treatment. With the option of a root canal treatment, you can get the needed help for your tooth infection.
Root canal treatment stops the rapid spread of infection. The bacteria causing the infection on the tooth is removed. This prevents it from spreading across to other mouth areas like the soft tissue, the jawbone, etc. When proper care and attention are given to the tooth, it prevents it from decaying.
It aids efficient chewing. A cavity or tissue destroyed because of infection and surrounded by inflamed tissue can make chewing very uncomfortable and difficult. But when treatment is administered, chewing becomes easy. And also, it can be visually appealing.
Tooth extraction is less expensive. This treatment is quite pocket friendly. However, having an extraction or a root canal treatment should be a personal decision. You can also contact a specialist to help you decide. Sometimes, tooth extraction seems the quickest and cheapest.
An abandoned infected tooth can lead to oral health problems. It can cause serious health complications, including the possibility of an infected cavity spreading bacteria into the soft tissue of the neck and head. But with this treatment, an endodontist can prevent the bacteria from spreading. It will also improve chewing and speaking abilities.
RISKS OF ROOT CANAL TREATMENT AND TOOTH EXTRACTION.
There is no medical procedure completely safe. They all come with advantages and disadvantages. A root canal treatment weakens the tooth and exposes it to fractures, but this can be avoided if a high-quality crown is used to fill the tooth. But, this might involve extra funds. During a root canal treatment process, supposing the dentist cannot remove all the bacteria from the infected tooth, endodontic retreatment will have to commence, and it may be time demanding.
The root canal treatment is preferable to having a tooth extraction when your tooth is infected. This is because the risk(s) of having tooth extractions are more significant than the root canal treatment. Tooth extraction comes with a high risk of future tooth loss. The teeth next to the affected tooth may drift out of place, leading to misarrangement of teeth. The bone supporting the tooth will begin to lose its value and volume. It is expected to start getting weak from the first day of pains in the gum.