The role of the anterior teeth
Anterior teeth include molars and cuspids. The main function of the front teeth is to cut food and help the stomach digest food. In addition, the front teeth keep the shape of the cheeks and make people look prettier.
Are root canals of front teeth necessary?
In general, root canal treatment is not a possibility for anterior teeth. This is because anterior teeth do not have an environment for bacteria to flourish. When people brush their teeth, they brush the front teeth first. Food does not accumulate on the front teeth, so it is difficult for bacteria to attack the surface of the front teeth. However, if a person does not brush his or her teeth, then there is a possibility that bacteria will colonize the front teeth as well. Eventually the root canal becomes infected with bacteria. At this point, the front tooth needs root canal treatment.
When do you need a root canal?
As mentioned earlier in the article, the front teeth have a role in cutting food. If the root canal of the front tooth becomes infected with bacteria, the front tooth will lose its ability to chew. This is because when the patient chews food, the tooth will feel severe pain. This is when the teeth and gums are under tremendous pressure and the patient will not have the strength to chew food. If this condition continues for a long time, the patient is prone to stomach diseases, such as chronic gastritis.
In addition, the teeth keep the shape of the cheeks. When the root canal of the front teeth is painful, the patient will unconsciously use other teeth to chew food. The patient’s cheeks will be gradually deformed to become larger on one side and smaller on the other. When bacteria infect the root canal, the gums will swell up, causing the tooth to slowly fall out. A person who loses his incisors, his smile will not be bright.
Comparison of the price of root canal for anterior teeth and root canal for posterior teeth
The price of a root canal is influenced by many factors, which are detailed in this article. The short answer is that the number of root canals affects the price of root canal treatment. The number of root canals in anterior teeth is under 2, while the number of root canals in posterior teeth is at least 3. Therefore, the price of root canal treatment for anterior teeth is much lower than for posterior teeth.