Root canal treatment procedures and disadvantages

If you do root canal treatment, it is recommended to go to a regular hospital for diagnosis and treatment, and find a professional doctor to perform surgery to avoid sequela. The main steps:

1. The tooth is anesthetized, and an opening is made from the crown to the pulp cavity to remove infected or inflamed tissue.

2. Use a special file and endo hand piece to clear the infected and diseased pulp from this channel. This channel is then shaped to accommodate the filler material. Rinse to clean this channel and remove debris.

endo handpiece
Endodontic handpiece for hand files

3. Fill the channel and fill the channel with permanent filling material. This is usually done using gutta-percha.

4. To reconstruct the tooth, place a temporary filling material on top of the gutta-percha to seal the opening. These fillings remain until a permanent filling material or crown is placed. A crown, sometimes called a cap, is placed on top of a tooth and looks like a natural tooth.

5. Give the crown more support and finally glue the crown into place.

Disadvantages of root canal treatment include:

1. During the treatment, the pulp cavity is ground and the cavity is prepared. When preparing the root canal, a large amount of tooth tissue will be ground, which can destroy the integrity of the tooth and reduce the resistance of the tooth.

2. Tooth tissue becomes brittle and dry due to cutting off the nutrient supply to the pulp. If the normal tooth height and jaw force are maintained, disintegration is likely to occur, which can cause crown fracture, root fracture, crown root fracture and longitudinal root fracture.

3. With the extension of time, the color of the tooth tissue begins to darken and turn black, which is quite different from the opposite jaw and the adjacent teeth of the same name, especially the anterior teeth, which can affect the appearance.