How Long Will I Have to Sit in the Dentist Chair During a Root Canal

What Does a Root Canal Do To Your Teeth?

Root Canals Are Not Just For Teeth! They are used to Treat Tooth Decay and Periodontal Disease.

Root Canals Are Not Necessary for All Teeth. Some People Don’t Need Them at all.

A dentist or dental hygienist can remove tartar from teeth with no problem.

The reason why some people don’t have problems with their teeth being treated with root canals is because they don’t have periodontal disease. Periodontal disease occurs when there is plaque buildup inside of the mouth.

When this happens, it causes inflammation and sometimes even bleeding into other parts of the body such as the lungs or heart. If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause death.

How Long Does a Root Canal Last Without A Crown?

Root canals usually last between 3 and 6 months before needing to be replaced. Most dentists will replace them at least once during the first year of treatment. After that, most people will continue using them until they eventually fall out completely. A root canal is needed when there are major problems inside of the tooth. Without treatment, bacteria inside the teeth will multiply every 24 hours. These bad bugs release toxins that eat away at the dentin and eventually into the nerves of the tooth. The damage done by them can be irreversible without major treatment. People who have a tooth with a root canal should have their dentist check on it to make sure everything is okay.

Why Do Root Canals Take 2 Visits?

A root canal tooth can be very difficult to work on because there is no room for the dental instruments to maneuver and because the nerves of the tooth are so deep inside of the tooth. The dentist will numb the tooth and surrounding tissue before beginning the procedure. The procedure usually lasts between 1 and 2 hours each time.

How Long Does A Root Canal Take For One Tooth?

A root canal can take longer than one visit, but not always.

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