Root canal therapy has been on the historical stage for hundreds of years and the treatment results are recognized by the dental community. Root canal therapy has a mainstream position in the field of endodontic treatment. Also root canal is one of the must learn techniques for dentists. Some doctors are inexperienced and the root canal procedure is very complicated. The success rate of root canal treatment is only 70-85%. Therefore, the dental community started to research and found some alternatives to root canal treatment.
Alternatives to root canals
The point of conservative treatment is to provide temporary pain relief. The dentist drills a very small hole in the top of the tooth and the pressure inside the tooth is released. The patient’s pain is then relieved. At the same time, the dentist will give the patient some medications that have an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. Conservative treatment is inexpensive. But the pain cannot be completely eradicated. After a period of time, the pain will come back to haunt the patient.
Tooth extraction therapy
The tooth pain can be solved by the dentist by extracting the tooth. Because the essence of root canal treatment is to remove the nerve of the tooth, and tooth extraction can also remove the nerve of the tooth. Therefore, tooth extraction can be an alternative to root canal therapy. However, many dentists will not recommend this. This is because primary teeth are the best in terms of hardness and practicality. Expensive dentures are no substitute for primary teeth. Patients should not take the decision to extract a tooth lightly.
Dentists use ozone gas to fill the root cavity of the tooth. According to the latest research, ozone fills the dentin tubules. Ozone kills bacteria and allows the dentist to save more teeth from root canal treatment. This is because bacteria in teeth hate oxygen, and ozone is their nemesis. Although ozone treatment kills the bacteria, the root canal may still become infected again. Therefore, the best way to address bacterial growth is for patients to increase the frequency of brushing.
Root canal therapy allows patients to retain their natural teeth, smile with confidence, chew effectively and enjoy life.
To avoid root canal treatment, patients should maintain healthy oral hygiene habits. People brush their teeth twice a day with a toothpaste containing silica. This toothpaste helps prevent plaque, gingivitis and tartar buildup. If your dentist recommends you to undergo root canal treatment. Don’t hesitate to let your dentist schedule the procedure as soon as possible.