The main causes of pain after root canal treatment.

Root canal therapy is considered to be the most feared dental procedure. Below listed are the few main reasons that can long last the pain of root canal for more that 4 – 5 days.

1) Cement or Air Forced Through the Root Tip
It’s possible to overfill a root canal with dental cement, causing a bit of the material to ooze out of the root tip. Whether this causes any pain depends on the precise filling material used, how much escapes and where it goes. If the root tip itself was infected before the root canal, there’s probably room for a little excess cement and you’ll never know it was overfilled. If the tooth was not infected around the tip of the root, that’s when overfilling is likely to cause pain after a root canal. It’s rare, but a tiny bubble of air can also be forced out of the root tip, causing pressure and pain. It may take some time, but the pain in either case should subside on its own.

2) Oversized Filling or Crown
If the final filling or crown is even a fraction too big, it hits the opposite tooth with too much force compared to surrounding teeth, which can cause pain after a root canal. Fortunately, this is an easy fix. The dentist simply needs to adjust the filling or crown to remove the high spot on the tooth, though the pain may still linger for three to five days.

3) Sodium Hypochlorite Leak
During a root canal treatment, the dentist washes the tooth roots with sodium hypochlorite, a solution that kills bacteria, dissolves any remaining nerve tissue and washes away the slurry that accumulates during the process. In rare cases, some solution can leak out of the root tip, causing immediate pain, even with the area still numb. After the dentist flushes and dresses the area, you may

need to take antibiotics and painkillers for a few weeks until the pain subsides.

4) Missed Canal
Teeth have several canals and some of them are difficult to detect, especially in molars. It’s possible a dentist may overlook an infected canal, leaving a bit of nerve inside the tooth or a small pocket for bacteria to form an infection. If a nerve is left behind, your tooth will remain sensitive to hot and cold as it was before the procedure. If bacteria are causing an infection, the tooth will be sensitive to pressure. Sometimes, the spaces left for bacteria to reside in are microscopic and found in the very tip of the root.

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A guide into how Root Canal is done

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Lots of people associate a trip to the dentist’s chair with pain and discomfort, and let’s not forget the embarrassment of attempting to hold a conversation with your mouth wide open. This can be enough to put it off until you have a stack of reminder cards piled sky high or until the pain gets too much to bear anymore. The problem with not attending your regular dental check-ups is that bigger problems can set in and treatments such as root canal may be the only option left.

Step 1
Local anesthesia is administered via injections to numb the tooth to be treated and the surrounding tissues. If the pulp in a tooth is acutely inflamed, and therefore very painful, it may take a while to get it numb, but your dentist will not start the treatment until it is.

Step 2
Dental dam.
Dental dam in place, used to isolate infected tooth from the rest of mouth to facilitate root canal treatment.
A dental dam — a thin sheet of rubber or vinyl — will be placed over the affected and adjacent teeth. The tooth undergoing treatment protrudes through a hole punched in the dam, isolating it from the rest of the mouth. This allows the root canal treatment to be carried out in a sterile environment free from contamination by bacteria found in saliva or the rest of the mouth.

Step 3
A small access hole is drilled through the biting surface of an affected back tooth or from behind a front tooth, allowing access to the pulp chamber and root canals for treatment.

Step 4
The diseased and dead pulp tissue is removed from the tooth with specially designed instruments used to clean out the root canals and pulp chamber. This is not painful; the area is numb and the tissue being removed is either dead or dying. Once the pulp, along with the nerves contained in it, is removed, the tooth itself can no longer feel pain.

Step 5
The canals are disinfected with antiseptic and antibacterial solutions.

Step 6
The canals are then shaped with tiny flexible instruments to allow them to receive root canal fillings and sealers. The canals are washed and cleaned again to remove root canal debris prior to sealing them.

Step 7
Root canal fillings are selected that will exactly fit into the freshly prepared canals. Usually a rubber-like material called gutta-percha is used to fill the canal space. It is a thermoplastic material (“thermo” – heat; “plastic” – to shape), which literally is heated and then compressed into and against the walls of the root canals to seal them. Together with adhesive cement called a sealer, the gutta-percha fills the prepared canal space. Sealing the canals is critically important to prevent them from becoming reinfected with bacteria.

Step 8
A temporary or permanent filling material will then be placed to seal the access hole that was made to treat the canals, and the dental dam is removed. If the tooth lacks sufficient structure to hold a restoration (filling) in place, the dentist or endodontist may place a post (either metal or a very strong plastic) in one of the canals inside the tooth to help retain it.

Step 9
After root canal treatment.
Root canal filling material (gutta percha) is placed in the canals and the tooth is sealed with a temporary filling to protect it from contamination. Then a crown is usually placed over the tooth to seal and protect it from recontamination and future damage.
After the procedure, an antibiotic may be prescribed to treat or prevent infection. Be sure to follow the instructions of your dentist or endodontist carefully. After-effects of treatment are minimal, generally lasting from a couple of days to about a week. It is normal to have some minor discomfort after treatment including slight soreness that can usually be managed with over-the-counter (aspirin, ibuprofen) medications or prescription (codeine-type) drugs, or a combination of the two.

Step 10
Your tooth will need a permanent restoration — a filling or a crown — to replace lost tooth structure, and provide a complete seal to the top of the tooth. Your endodontist will send you back to your general dentist to determine which type of restoration is best for you. This step is of particular importance since many studies show that if the filled root canals are recontaminated with bacteria from the mouth, there could be a recurrence of infection around the tooth.

Know more about Smoking and its hazards on dental Health at Shambhala dental spa

We all know by now that smoking is not good for our health. We all know by now that smoking kills. But what some of us might not know is the fact that smoking is not good for our oral health. What some of us might not know about smoking is that it causes bad breath and can easily lead to gum disease.

Here is how it can affect you:
1) Oral cancer:
Smoking can contribute to cancers of your mouth, gums, tongue, lips and throat.The risk for oral problems increases for the individuals who are smokers and in most cases, oral cancer is not discovered until it is advanced.

  1. Stained Teeth:
    A smoker’s mouth is not a pretty mouth due to the unattractive yellow stains which tar and the nicotine leave on your teeth.
  2. Gum Disease:
    Smoking abuses your gums in two different ways. It is likely to produce more bacterial plaque in your mouth that puts the gums under steady attack. Smokers have the lower levels of oxygen in their blood which slows the healing. The gums become infected and your body is less able to deal with it.
  3. Jaw Bone Loss/Tooth Loss
    When severe damage of the teeth’s supporting bone has occurred we call this Advanced periodontal disease. Unfortunately this bone loss cannot be reversed and can then cause tooth loss as the teeth lose their anchor in the bone.
  4. Altered taste and smell
    When you smoke regularly, your senses of taste and smell may be a bit “off” and this will not only interfere with your enjoyment of food but may actually lead you to add too much salt or sugar when eating.

Tips to quit tobacco
Even if you have been using tobacco for a long time, quitting now can still improve your oral health. If you can’t quit completely, try to limit your consumption as much as possible. Research shows that smokers who reduce their smoking habit experience a decreased risk of oral problems. If you find it hard to quit, you may seek help from your dentist or doctor so they can prescribe you with nicotine replacement options to ease withdrawal symptoms. Smoking cessation classes and support groups are available in many cities. You may also ask your doctor at Shambhala dental clinic, the best dental clinic in Hyderabad.

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Root canal Treatment(RCT) is a definite solution to your chronically aching tooth. Several things to consider after completion of the treatment

1) The tooth tends to loose its natural elasticity hence it progressively turns brittle. Care not to bite on hard foods. Try minimizing your clenching habit.

2) A mild degree of pain may persist even after RCT or develop during the course of treatment. Make an appointment to visit your dentist if its the case.

3) To assure you do not develop any allergic manifestation wait for at least two weeks before planning for the crown.

4) The last but most important, plan for crown placement . this increases the longevity of your tooth. as mentioned above after RCT, tooth tends to be brittle.

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