Covering the Tooth After a Root Canal Procedure: Sealers and Fillings

A root canal procedure may be a last-ditch effort to try and save a decaying tooth before an extraction. If tooth decay is caught in its early stages, a dentist will treat it using fluoride products to stop further decay. When the tooth has been severely affected by dental decay, the dentist will likely suggest performing a root canal procedure to remove the decayed pulp and affected nerve. This will hollow out the tooth but will leave the rest intact so that the patient can still use the natural tooth as base for a dental crown.

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Practicality in Getting Dental Implants

If you are missing teeth and thinking about replacing them with dental implants, it’s important that you do so as soon as possible. While you never want to rush into important healthcare decisions, there are reasons to act quickly where implants are concerned. Missing teeth can cause your face to look sunken or saggy and may result in your gums and jawbone to deteriorate while your other teeth shift.

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How to Protect Your Teeth After a Root Canal

After a root canal, an individual could experience some discomfort. Some people might feel more pain than others as they are more sensitive to pain, or the dentist had to get farther into the canal during the procedure. If there is a serious and recurrent infection, then the pulp inside the tooth may need to be removed, and the pain from the infection felt is often immediate.

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The Different Parts of a Tooth and How Whitening Affects Them

The parts of the teeth are the enamel, the dentin, the cementum, the root and the pulp. The enamel is the outer coating and the part that you see. Under the enamel is the dentin, a bone-like structure that has nerves in it. Below the gumline, roots anchor the teeth with the help of cementum that keeps it in place. The pulp is the nerve, soft tissue that takes in nutrition and keeps blood flowing.

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