Why you need a cleaning canals
The main purpose of the procedure is the cleansing of the tooth from bacteria that are inside. The root canals are filled with pulp - the soft tissue with nerve fibers. The pulp also contains blood and lymph vessels, connective tissue. In the development of inflammatory processes, these soft tissue inside the canal of the tooth are damaged. In the future starts necrotization (necrosis). The cause of inflammation may be caries, or pulpitis.
You should keep in mind, if the disease of the tooth has passed into the chronic form, symptoms may be absent.
Even a decade ago, this invariably led to the removal of the tooth. In modern dentistry it is possible to save and fully heal the tooth. For this you need to clear the channels and remove all of the necrotic tissue. The channels cannot be seen with the naked eye, it is very difficult to get to. The effectiveness of the treatment will depend on how determined their number. It should also clearly define the length and thickness of the channel, the doctor enlists the aid of x-rays.
How do clean the canals
Cleaning of the canals takes place in several stages. The patient should not worry, the procedure is performed with anesthesia. First, the doctor places a protective pad on the area adjacent to the aching tooth - a thin rubber sheet. The gasket isolates the affected tooth from saliva containing bacteria. To perform the treatment channel, a doctor with a dental boron in the tooth makes a small hole. Through it he can get to polyarnoi the camera.
In the next step, the cleaning of the dental cavity, the inner surface of the tooth. For this purpose, dental tools – files appearance resembling long needles. The procedure includes the removal of the nerve "live" tooth. The doctor processes the channels using several such tools. Each of the file diameter should be larger than the previous one. At the same time during the cleaning, the doctor is held rinsing the tooth in order to clean the entire canal length. The final stage is closing the channel with a filling material.
After cleaning came the pain, a channel filled with exactly matched material, which plays a role of a barrier between the damaged tooth and other tissues.
After cleaning, carry out x-rays to check whether the filled channels. If everything is in order, the doctor sealed the entrance hole and the rest of the tooth surface. Often in the first two days after cleaning the channels the patients feel increased sensitivity of the tooth. In this case, you must try not to chew with that side of the jaw for several days and brush your teeth very carefully. To reduce discomfort, you can take analgesic with anti-inflammatory effect.