A root canal is a medical procedure where a drainage tube is inserted into the hollowed-out section of the tooth root. This drainage tube is generally a small tube that drains liquid from the infected area in order to prevent a bacterial infection from expanding to cause decay. Since many cavities are caused by simple food particles getting embedded into the tooth, a root canal is a great way to get rid of these embedded debris and prevent further tooth decay.
There are two types of root canal procedures. These are mini root canal procedures which are commonly performed by dentists and are very similar to procedures performed on teeth only smaller and are similar to tooth extraction procedures where the tooth can be extracted without any root canal procedure, and invasive root canal procedures which are where the dentist implants a small set of anesthesia in the diseased tooth.
The mini root canal procedure is sometimes referred to as a “next day” procedure, which can mean that the dentist will be in the office the same day, if that is possible. This is because a lot of root canal procedures can be performed the same day that they are needed. However, a “next day” procedure may take up to 3 days in some cases to heal and the dentist may need to take you in for another procedure to heal the broken root.
Advanced tooth extraction methods are also performed where tooth fragments may be removed in order to remove the root of the tooth and root canal processes are used in cases where the tooth may not be restored to its normal shape. Before the tooth is extracted there are many levels of infection and the dentist may remove the tooth to remove the infection, but the tooth is usually repaired on the tooth’s surface. A rubber band may be used to hold the tooth in place while the root is extracted.
One common mistake many people make is to try to remove their tooth without using one of these methods. This can cause the tooth to be ruined because there will be no base to hold the tooth while the doctor prepares the root for removal.
Some other root canal procedures may include filling the cavity of the tooth that may be lost and the tooth is put back into place by filling the cavity with a cement material. The procedure is used to seal the tooth and make sure that the tooth is repaired.
A common root canal procedure is tooth cement placement. In this procedure, the dentist fills the cavity with the cement to seal the tooth and leave the damaged area sterile so that it is easier to replace the tooth in the future.
If a new tooth is needed, the dentist will perform a replacement tooth root canal procedure so that the proper repair can be made and the replacement tooth can be installed. The tooth can be inserted into the root canal area and allowed to do its job of creating a proper tooth to place into the tooth cavity.
When a portion of the tooth has to be removed and replaced, the root canal procedure may be a difficult and complex one. If the tooth is damaged during the tooth extraction process, the dentist may have to remove the tooth itself and move it to the area that needs the tooth.
In some cases where the root canal procedure is more complicated than a simple tooth extraction, an electric implant may be used to hold the new tooth in place. This process is often used when the dentist cannot wait for the tooth to be restored and there is no other option to have a tooth installed into the cavity.
Root canal procedures may be more than just a tooth extraction procedure, so before the dentist performs any procedure, the dentist will take a look at the tooth and make sure it is solid and not cracked. Once the tooth is held in place and an adequate depth has been set, the dentist will insert a suction tube and a drainage tube. The root canal will begin and if all goes well, the root canal procedure will end with a solution in the cavity.