Know the causes of root canal treatment
Root canal treatment never occurs without cause. This procedure is not only relatively complicated, but also quite expensive, so dentists abstain from it as long as it is not absolutely necessary. The direct cause of root canal treatment is always irreversible inflammation of the tissue or pulp that fills the canal of our tooth.
We are dealing with it only when there is no solution other than poisoning the pulp, removing it and then filled with stabilizing material.
Pulp inflammation cannot be underestimated, as it leads to further complications. It also creates excellent opportunities for bacteria to grow, so that they are able to spread to other teeth and turn into purulent states. Moreover, infection or inflammation can also occur in other parts of the body. In such a situation, root canal treatment should be seen as practically the only procedure that can help to control pulp inflammation, if we do not want to lose the tooth affected by the lesions.
The most common causes of root canal treatment
However, it is difficult not to ask the question about what contributed to such a serious disease of our tooth. Is this the result of poor oral hygiene? In fact, root canal treatment is most often caused by caries, not only when it is not treated, but also when after the treatment negligence on the part of the patient has occurred. When caries penetrate into the dental tissue, inflammation occurs very quickly. It cannot be otherwise, since we are dealing with tissue that is not only exceptionally soft, but also susceptible to inflammatory conditions.
How do I diagnose pulp inflammation?
The condition of our teeth is often questionable, but we ourselves have problems in determining whether they are justified or not. This is why it is often recommended that we visit your dentist at least twice a year. It is a regular dental check-up that can determine which tooth should be canal treated and which can still be protected from this form of intervention.
There are also some signals that should alert us to the fact that something wrong is happening to our teeth. In most cases, there is a severe pain during pressure on the tooth, but such signals are also sensitivity to heat and cold, darkening of the tooth, as well as swelling visible on the gums in the vicinity of the tooth, which begins to behave in a non-standard way.
In most cases, root canal treatment is a consequence of poorly treated caries, but it does not always have to be so. A tooth disease may result in mechanical damage as well as... psychological trauma. In each case, however, the course and reasons for treatment are similar. Bacteria penetrate into the pulp of the tooth responsible for its blood circulation and innervation, and these bacteria cause inflammation of the tooth. Endodontics is then the only effective way to save the tooth from removal.
How to prevent tooth problems for the future
Root canal treatment suggests that we have serious problems with our teeth. So we have to change both our attitudes and habits, otherwise we will have to pay a high price. Careful dental hygiene is a priority. This assumes not only regular brushing, but also reaching for dental floss and mouthwash. Ask your dentist for advice on toothpaste and toothbrush. We must not forget about the importance of monitoring the condition of our teeth.