Root canal treatment

What is a teeth root?

The root is the part of the tooth (approximately two-thirds of the tooth) that extend into the jawbone and holds the teeth in place. The root contains blood vessels and nerves, which supply blood and feeling to the whole tooth.

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How many roots can a tooth have?

Your front incisor and canine teeth (biting teeth) usually have a single root containing 1 root canal. The premolars and back molar teeth (chewing teeth) have 2 or 3 roots, each containing either 1 or 2 root canals. The more roots a tooth has, the longer the treatment will take to complete.

What happens if a tooth root is exposed?

An exposed tooth root can cause sensitivity or pain, which can be intense. There are many causes, including tooth decay, gum recession, trauma, and misaligned teeth. Anyone who notices an exposed tooth root or experiences symptoms should see a dentist as soon as possible.

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment (endodontics) is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth. Root canal treatment is not painful and can save a tooth that might otherwise have to be removed completely.

What is the reason for a root canal?

Root canal therapy is necessary when oral bacteria invade the pulp inside of your tooth. This usually happens when a cavity is left untreated for a long time. It can also occur if your tooth becomes cracked.

How to avoid root canal treatment?

  • Brush twice daily.
  • Floss once daily.
  • Avoid hard foods.
  • Wear a mouth guard at night.
  • Wear a mouth guard while playing sports.
  • Avoid acidic drinks and foods like soda and citrus juices.
  • Have regular dental Exam and Scale & Polish.
  • Get your tooth pain checked out immediately!

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