root-canal treatment

root-canal treatment

A procedure designed to save a tooth with dead or irremediably diseased pulp. An opening is drilled into the tooth through the crown, the entire pulp and all diseased tissue is removed and a temporary antibiotic filling is inserted. A few days later the temporary filling is removed, the cavity is sealed with paste and the hole in the crown definitively filled with AMALGAM.
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The patient data were retrospectively recorded, including general and dental history, reasons for general anaesthesia and treatment modalities, such as the number of restorative primary teeth and restorative permanent teeth, the total number of teeth undergoing operative restoration, root-canal treatment, amputation, stainless-steel-crowns, tooth extraction, glass-ionomer-cement, preventive-resin-restoration, supragingival scaling, full-mouth prophylaxis and fissure-sealant procedures.
Postoperative pain after one-visit root-canal treatment on teeth with vital pulps: comparison of three different obturation techniques.
You'll need a course of antibiotics to control the infection and to have root-canal treatment - the abscess is scoured from the inside of the root and is replaced by antiseptic filling.
Anyway, while I found the night as funny as root-canal treatment, there's no denying the busy audience had a laughingly fun time.
To oversimplify, when a tooth develops pain from an infection, and a root-canal treatment is performed, anaerobic bacteria become sealed in the dentin tubules.