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Preventing A Root Canal

When You Don’t Want a Root Canal

Most people will out of most dental procedures, and it is fair to assume that root canals are nobody’s favorite. When faced with an infected tooth that has been causing you considerable pain, a root canals Barrie will definitely be something your dentist advises you on. A root canal will save your infected teeth and save you from future pain. A root canal involves several steps including getting an X-ray done to determine the location and extent of the decay.

Extraction

You will then get local anesthesia to ensure you do not feel any pain during the procedure. If absolutely necessary, your dentist may give you a sedative to ensure you are asleep when the root canal is being done. The sedative route is recommended for patients suffering extreme anxiety. The next step is to remove the infected pulp and clean out the canals thoroughly, then fill them up and seal the tooth with dental cement.

Extraction is a popular alternative for those who do not want to go the root canal route. Usually after an extraction, you need to think of getting a bridge, implant or partial denture. While this works, it is best to save the natural tooth instead of getting rid of it and replacing it with an artificial alternative. The only time a tooth should be extracted is when there is absolutely no chance of it getting saved.

Being Certain With Root Canal

What happens when you are certain you do not want a root canal? Will your dentist remove it through coercion? Definitely not. They will not and they shouldn’t. You have a number of options if you opt out of a root canal.

Natural Remedies

Your diet has an effect on your overall oral health. As such, it is necessary to make conscious health choices that do not compromise your oral health. In terms of your dental health, a diet is more so a preventative measure than a curative measure. Eating fruits and vegetables and avoid processes sugars is a great habit to have, but it unlikely to have any restorative impact to a decayed tooth.

Ozone Gas

Irrigation of the root canals with ozone gas has been shown to stop further spread of infection by killing bacteria. The downside of this option is that there is no guarantee that the bacteria will not return at a later date and cause another infection. As such, it is only a short term solution to a problem that has a high risk of recurrence.

CALCIUM HYDROXIDE

How It Works?

This works in a similar way to the ozone gas, by dissolving dead infected tissue and preventing growth of bacteria. This allows you some short-term relief, but there is no assurance of the infection not recurring.

Alternatives to Root Canals

While the alternatives to root canals will be music to the ears of anyone afraid of getting a root canal, they do not offer the same peace of mind that a root canal will. Once you get a root canal done, you will not have to worry about recurrent infections. You will just need to take great care of your teeth and you will be good to go for many years.

We are a Family Friendly Practice

 

At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.

 

We are a Family Friendly Practice

At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.

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