What is root canal?

A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.

How does root canal treatment save the tooth?

nice smile after root canal treatment

The endodontist removes the inflamed or infected pulp, carefully cleans and shapes the inside of the root canal, then fills and seals the space. Afterwards, your dentistat AMK will place a crown or other restoration on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.

As a general rule, the timing of your root canal treatment should be sooner rather than later.That’s because teeth that have endodontic problems are unpredictable (due the fact that they frequently harbour infections). So, do not procrastinate, make plan contact your dental clinic at Ang Mo Kio to get your root canal treatment done earlier.

What are the 3 advantages of a root canal treatment?

1. The main advantage of a root canal therapy is that it helps save your natural tooth and reduces the chance of future complications.

2. After the treatment, you will be able to efficiently chew, bite and sense the taste.

3. What is just as important is that a root canal protects the remaining teeth form strain and damage. The treatment saves a natural look of the teeth and makes them last as long as your original teeth.

child visiting dentist at ang mo kio

After-care of a root canal

A treated and restored tooth can last a lifetime with proper care. Root canals have a high success rate. Here are a few ways to take care of your teeth after a root canal:

1. Practice good oral hygiene – brush teeth twice a day, and floss at least once. Taking care of your teeth can help prevent future problems.

2. Visit your dentist at AMK regularly – cleanings and examinations by dentists

3. Avoid chewing on hard foods – chewing on hard foods such as ice can cause teeth to break, and can harm root canals.