Dentures, Crowns and Bridges Root Canal Treatment and Endodontics

Do You Need a Dental Crown After Root Canal Treatment?

Many of you may be wondering if you need a crown after root canal. You’re not alone. This is a common question many people have when they want to know more about the type of care they should receive after having to undergo a root canal.

A root canal procedure may be necessary to save your tooth from potential complications, such as an infection or pain that may spread to the surrounding tissue or jawbone. However, root canal procedures don’t always go smoothly, resulting in teeth that are fractured or weakened by the procedure.

A dental crown offers protection to your tooth and covers roots, prevent further damage to them. It can also improve strength to your tooth and increase its lifespan.

Even if a tooth looks to be in perfect condition after root canal treatment, it can still experience more damage over time. If you’ve ever cracked your tooth through something as simple as biting into an apple, you know how quickly teeth can develop new problems—even after they have been repaired.

The Benefits of a Dental Crown After Root Canal Therapy

  • Getting a natural-looking smile back
  • Restore a Weak Tooth
  • Lessens Tooth Sensitivity
  • Prevents Infection

Take a look at our video to learn more about what we mean when we say a dental crown is necessary after a root canal procedure!

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Root Canal Treatment and Endodontics

What is Root Canal Treatment and What are its alternatives?

What is Root Canal Treatment?

The root canal treatment is a solution for restoring and preserving a severely injured or contaminated tooth instead of cutting it. The tooth is formed of crown and roots. The root canal of a tooth contains the crown which is above the gum, while the roots are below the gum. The roots hold the tooth to the jawbone.

The pulp is inside the crown and the root, is a root canal. The pulp nourishes the tooth and keeps the underlying tissues moist. The nerves in the pulp experience heat and cold as pain.

 A root canal is not a treatment but is called ‘endodontic therapy’.

What are the steps in a root canal?

Root canal therapy is performed in stages and takes anywhere from one to three sessions.

  • The first stage is having the area ready

The dentist must clean the contaminated pulp and fill the canals. The dentist would numb the area first. The numbing fluid is inserted into the gums and the base of the tooth. The dentist puts a dental dam in the mouth after the area has been numbed by covering the majority of the teeth in the mouth, which requires a root canal is isolated.

  • The second stage is to fill substance

The tooth is then filled with a rubber-like substance ‘gutta-percha’ and the canals are completely sealed with adhesive cement. Once the Root canal therapy is done, the nerve tissue is completely extracted and infection is removed in such a way, patient will no longer experience the discomfort.

  • The Third stage is to add a fabricated crown that matches existing teeth

In this last stage, endodontics will advise the patients for the fabricated crown as it protects and stabilizes the treated tooth by covering it. The permanent crown is made to look like natural teeth. Once put, patients can chew hard foods and feel no longer pain.

The most common alternatives to root canals are:

  • Zirconia implants
  • Ceramic bridges
  • Dental crowns 

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Root Canal Treatment and Endodontics

Root Canal Re-Treatment

Some teeth may not heal properly after a root canal or develop a new infection, demanding a second root canal. This happens when the first treatment did not completely remove the infection or when the tooth becomes fractured or loose, exposing it to new infection.

A reinfection may leave some individuals with no symptoms, while others may have swelling or pain during chewing. A re-treatment method may be used to repair a tooth that did not heal properly or became infected again after a root canal procedure. This ensures that the tooth is completely free of decay and can function.

Am I a Right Candidate for Root Canal Re-Treatment?

In order to rescue the tooth from extraction, root canal re-treatment is performed. Saving the natural tooth usually results in better results, and many re-treated teeth can last for years, if not the rest of the patient’s life. Patients who refuse to have their teeth retreated may need endodontic surgery or extraction which is a considerably more invasive procedure.

What is the procedure for a Root-Canal Re-treatment?

The damaged tooth is reopened to gain access to the root canal filling during re-treatment. To reach the tooth’s root, it may be necessary to disassemble crowns, supports, and other restorative components. The original procedure’s filling material is removed, and the canals are carefully cleaned. The region will be carefully investigated using magnification and illumination to find any new canals or unusual places.

The tooth is then filled with gutta-percha and the canals are sealed once the canals have been cleansed. The tooth is filled with a temporary filling. This procedure might not require local anesthesia.  A follow-up session will be required for access filling and crown, allowing the tooth function normally and preserving it from infection or decay in the future.

Recovery and Risks of the Re-Treatment

For a few days after root canal re-treatment, patients may experience pain, discomfort, and sensitivity. It is recommended that patients avoid biting and chewing on the affected side. Patients can ease symptoms by taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen or aspirin, as well as gently rinsing their mouths three to four times a day with warm salt water. If the symptoms persist or worsen, ensure to call your dentist immediately.

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Although root canal re-treatment is generally regarded safe, it does come with some risks and consequences. Damage to the tooth and recurrent infections are two of these dangers. Patients can reduce their risk of complications by following pre- and post-procedure recommendations.

Results of Root Canal Re-Treatment

For many people, this technique is effective. A root canal re-treatment can produce long-term outcomes, with the treated tooth operating normally for the rest of the patient’s life. There is always the possibility that the re-treatment technique may fail or that the infection will recur. The success percentage of re-treatment treatments is lower than that of original root canal treatment. If re-treatment does not work, extraction or endodontic  surgery may be required.

Any re-treatment is often painful and time consuming. As a first step, it is recommended that the first root-canal treatment is executed appropriately according to procedure. As a patient who undergoes root-canal treatment, ensure that you follow all precautions as explained by your dentist.

If your dentist recommends a root-canal re-treatment, see if you can learn the reasons for the same. It’s critical to have this conversation with your dentist in order to answer the question: should you undergo a re-treatment? Do you need a second opinion or to see a dentist regarding a bothersome tooth?

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Dentures, Crowns and Bridges General and Preventive Dentistry Root Canal Treatment and Endodontics

Removable Denture Care

Here are some steps that you have to follow after receiving your dentures.

  • Removable dentures require proper care to keep them clean, free from stains, and looking their best.
  • For good denture care
    1. Remove your denture and rinse after eating.
    2. Handle carefully: Be sure you don’t bend or damage the plastic or the wires attached to it.
    3. Clean your mouth after removing your dentures.
    4. Brush your dentures at least daily: with a soft-bristled brush and nonabrasive
    5. denture cleaner to remove food plaque and other deposits.
    6. Soak dentures overnight: place the dentures in water or a mild dentures-soaking solution overnight.

Schedule regular dental checkups:

Your dentist will recommend how often to visit to have your dentures examined and professionally cleaned. Your dental visit can help to ensure a proper fit to prevent slippage and discomfort, and also to check the health of the denture supporting tissues inside of your mouth.

See your dentist if you have a loose fit

Visit your dentist promptly if your dentures become loose, loose dentures can cause irritation, sores, and infections.

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3 Factors That Affect Your Root Canal Treatments’ Longevity

The Success of a Root Canal Treatment (RCT) depends on many factors but the result is crucially dependent on the elimination of root canal infection present before starting the treatment, and the prevention of contamination during treatment.  A successful root canal procedure must be performed with great precision and effective sealing of the roots should be fulfilled.

The longevity of the root canal treatment varies on multiple factors.

Firstly the diagnosis of the root canal problem should be error-free and the root canal procedure should be carried out with much care. Having said that the root canal procedure is conducted on an infected tooth, and is only is fair to say that this tooth is weaker than the rest of the healthy teeth.

One has to understand that to perform the RCT procedure, the endodontic specialist has to drill a hole into the crown of the decayed, infected tooth to clean the pulp. After space is cleaned and shaped, filling the root canal is very crucial. Filling of the root canal is done by using a rubber compound called gutta-percha to protect the teeth from micro-organisms. A temporary filling or crown is used to close the access hole on the crown of the operated tooth. Normally these filling or crowns are made of silver amalgam or composite resins.

The second factor that contributes towards the longevity of the RCT is the care after the root canal sittings. The fitting crown/cap on top of the root canal treated tooth is a must. Many patients neglect the importance of having the root canalled tooth fitted with a cap since the pain has subsided. The RCT-filled tooth, without the crown, has a high risk of fracture, which can be avoided by the fitting of the Crown/cap.

Once the RCT is completed, the after-care is extremely important in determining the life-span of the treatment. Proper care of the affected tooth (in addition to the other teeth) includes brushing, flossing, the right diet, and regular visits to the dentist are very important. Avoiding bad habits like chewing your nails or opening plastic packages with your teeth will also help your crown last longer.

In short, the 3 major considerations to determine the endurance of your RCT starts with the diagnosis. Cautious care for the tooth undergoing the treatment is important and is the second consideration. Once the treatment is completed, the after-care of the RCT is imperative! With these three steps in mind, unquestionably a tooth or teeth with well-treated root canal fillings and restorations will last for many years, if not a lifetime.

Book an appointment with our RCT experts today! Ensure the first step of your RCT is well-taken care of. Our team of endodontists ensures that you are well-aware of the RCT regime. We are with you along with all steps of your Root Canal Treatment and ensure you have complete after-care support.

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Root Canal Treatment and Endodontics

What to expect from a root canal procedure?

Whose eyes don’t pop up by just listening to these words “You need a root canal treatment” Root canal treatment has earned such a bad reputation over the years, that they are used as a comparison tool by which a given situation is deemed more or less terrible. But gone are the days when this fear and pain were actually troublesome for patients. Thanks to modern advances in dentistry, these procedures are now fairly straightforward, painless, and undeserving of the terror associated with their name. 

Root canal treatment is a treatment meant to repair and save a severely decayed or infected tooth. The process involves the removal of the tooth nerve and pulpal tissue, followed by which cleaning and sealing of the tooth inside is done. When the process is complete, the tooth and its surrounding tissue have to be protected from infection. 

What is root canal treatment? 

A root canal is part of the tooth. It is the hollow section of a tooth that contains the nerve tissue, blood vessels, and other cells known as the pulp. basically, a tooth has two parts – the part seen in the mouth is the crown part and the part inside the gums is the root part. Inside the tooth is the canal which has pulp. Pulp is the tissue that gives the sensation of hot or cold or pain when there is inflammation. 

The name of the dental procedure commonly referred to as a root canal is endodontic therapy which means inside the tooth. However, the term root canal is commonly used as a term of treatment modality. 

How painful is root canal treatment? 

One of the scariest fears anyone has about root canal treatment is the pain associated with it but if treatment is carried out by a trained dentist, it is not a painful treatment. The pain that is felt comes from the infection and not from the technique. Hence treatment does not cause pain. It helps to alleviate it. The dental surgeon will relieve the pain of the procedure by numbing the tooth and surrounding area. After the treatment some tenderness is normal. It is normal and goes away with a few medications prescribed by your dentist. 

Who needs root canal treatment? 

If the pulp present in the root canal becomes injured or diseased, it can be repaired on its own. And the tissue dies. Also if there is a big cavity, broken tooth, or fractured filling, the bacteria can enter the pulp. this will eventually destroy the pulp and cause infection. Also if the infection proceeds further beyond the root, the bone present below the root also will be infected. This will break the bone and infect the ligaments too thus making tooth loss. 

This kind of pulp injury makes the tooth sensitive to high and low temperatures or pain while eating. Also, some patients might have continuous dull kinds of pain. Without treatment, the infection will spread and eventually the tooth cannot be saved and will need removal. Root canal treatment will help save the tooth and thus prevent any form of abrupt tooth movement. 

Recovery and Aftercare: 

IS there a long recovery time after a root canal?

No. Besides giving local anesthetic which needs a few hours to wear off, things are quite normal. It’s important to take a few post-treatment precautions like not chewing hard, sticky, or crunchy food from the same side where treatment is done. Eat soft food until the permanent filling is completed. If you are sore it will probably be from the injection site or keeping your mouth open for a long time. To help with the discomfort take over-the-counter medication. Apply a cold compress to the side for a few minutes.

After the final crown is placed on your teeth, it’s important to floss daily and keep the area clean. That’s because plaque can still accumulate around the edges of the crown and may cause cavities or gum disease. Hence oral hygiene maintenance is a must. 

Is Root canal treatment safe? 

Yes absolutely. Root canal treatment utilizes safe, high-quality materials that are biocompatible and gives long-lasting support. It’s always better and safer to do a root canal rather than to avoid it and go for complex treatments in the future. Especially if the tooth is left untreated it could potentially put you in the hospital making it an emergency situation. 

So if a root canal treatment is in your future, don’t panic. Instead, take time to familiarize yourself with the procedure so you can keep your anxiety in check.

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