Nothing can replace your natural teeth. Preservation treatment is to restore the natural functions of the teeth without teeth extraction while considering aesthetic aspects! It helps patients maintain healthy teeth.
Preservation treatment is performed to stop the progress of further teeth cavity by through treating decayed teeth and a root canal. The treatment restores the original function and shape of the teeth. It includes treatments for broken teeth and teeth sensitivity caused by tooth neck abrasion.
What is a root canal?
When dental caries progress reaching out nervous tissue, the nerve cell ends up dying and patients feel pain. In this case, a root canal is performed to completely eliminate infected nervous tissue and clean the affected part to prevent from infiltration of bacterial from outside.
Severe toothache while chewing or biting
Prolonged sensitivity or pain to hot or cold drinks
Severe discoloration of the tooth
Swelling and tenderness of gums
A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums
Severe pain especially during night time
The Treatment Period
In rare cases, a series of treatment procedures can be done only at the first visit to the dental clinic. However, in general, patients need to get the treatment for three to four days or three to five day with one week interval. Some patients need to visit the clinic over five times depending on the anatomical configuration of the teeth, surgical level of difficulty and the level of improvement of the symptom.
A root canal is available on the National Health Service (NHS) so patients pay approximately 10,000 won per one session. (The cost can be slightly different depending on whether patients are new or returning and whether the treatment performs late at night or not)
If you received local anesthesia, you may feel pain after 2~6 hours and can take pain killers.
The teeth can have inflammation at the end of the root during the treatment. It leads the teeth to be sensitive to pressure or external stimulus and causes pain. In addition, if the temporal restoration of the teeth brakes or drops out, it provides rooms for foreign materials such as saliva to enter to the space. This leads the pulp canal to be tainted again and interrupts the treatment after all.
In order to prevent pain from these stimuli and to promote smooth recovering process, dentists lower the height of the treated teeth not to make them touch with other teeth at the beginning stage of the treatment. Along with this, additional attention paid by patients is also needed for the success of the treatment.
The main reason of a root canal treatment is to cure the infection and prevent future infection that it is advisable not to have alcohol, chew hard foods.