Root Canal Pain Management. How to control pain when you need to do root canal treatment? Follow these steps before you have a root canal or during your root canal recovery and a few root canal symptoms or situations that can cause you to need a root canal.
Usually a root canals procedure is almost painless treatment. That’s because dentists apply anesthetics, and the nerve is blocked from sending pain signals to the brain. A root canal is simply removing the nerve, cleaning the canal space, preparing the canal space and finally putting the root canal filling inside the root.
Early Childhood Caries is a tooth decay in a child under 6 years of age. This condition is a devastating problem in young children. While some children may only have one tooth that is decayed, and some may have multiple teeth that are decayed it is important to understand that tooth decay in childhood is not normal and can be prevented.
Amalgam fillings were widely used for restorations in the past, but today dentists found negative effects on the teeth and overall health. One of the main problems with amalgam fillings is that it corrodes, releasing mercury vapor that can be absorbed into the body.
Restoring Tooth Structure. Over the years dentistry made many advancements in the conservation of the tooth structure when performing restorations. Maintaining tooth structure increases the prognosis of the tooth if the restoration should fail in the future. If the restoration should fail, a second restoration would not be possible if there is not adequate tooth structure to support it.