Root canal is treatment carried out to repair diseased, severely damaged or infected tooth.This is needed when X-ray shows nerve or pulp became inflamed by bacteria, which live in the mouth.The pulp begins to die when infected by bacteria which allows the bacteria to multiply and spread. It is vital to visit your dentist to perform root canal treatment if you observe symptoms of pulp infection.
Dentists in Singapore perform the following procedure:
Preparation of tooth-An opening is made to pulp chamber through the crown. The unhealthy pulp and caries are removed from root canal by use of disinfecting solutions and sterilized dental files. The tooth is protected against injury by cementing orthodontic band around the tooth.
Isolation of tooth
A rubber dam is used to isolate a treated tooth hence this avoids bacteria and salivary contamination of pulp cavity.
Preparation of access cavity
The aim is to provide direct access to root canals by Depacific.To note the size, position of pulp chamber,X-rays should be carried out. And entire top layer of pulp chamber removed to be cleaned. This is necessary so as to achieve sound tooth structure.
Determination of length of working
By using radiographs a file is inserted and should be of sufficient size, this is done to access amount of space is required during working.
Shaping and cleaning of tooth
This is done to remove any caries ,pulp tissue from root canal and shaping to so that filling entire root canal system is easy. In cleaning and shaping a copious amount of solution is used, this helps to remove debris, lubricate canals instruments.
Permanent medical paste that protects further damage is used in filling the canals of infected tooth. Finally a temporary filling material is used to close the opening on top of permanent material, therefore filling stays till when the tooth achieves a permanent filling. For additional treatment the dentist may prescribe antibiotics.