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Everything you need to know about nerve traction: causes, procedures and benefits

Root canal extraction is a common medical procedure in the field of dentistry, as doctors resort to this procedure to treat teeth that are severely damaged as a result of decay or injury, as a nerve pull involves removing the inflamed or infected nerve from inside the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting the area, and then filling the canal with a special material to protect it from future infection and through this article, we will learn about the reasons that require nerve extraction, the steps followed during the procedure, in addition to the benefits that can be obtained from this treatment.

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What is nerve traction

A root canal is a common dental procedure in which an infected or inflamed nerve is removed from inside the tooth. This procedure aims to treat teeth that have been exposed to severe decay or severe injuries, as the root canal is cleaned and disinfected and then filled with a special material to prevent infection in the future. Pulling the nerve is an important step to preserve the affected tooth and prevent its loss.

Cases that require nerve extraction 

Some cases require root canal or endodontic treatment when the tooth pulp is damaged due to bacterial infiltration or inflammation. Among these cases:

Deep tooth decay.

Exposure to direct injury to the teeth.

Tooth fractures and tooth pulp exposure.

Erosion of the tooth filling and the entry of bacteria through the holes formed into the pulp.

Severe tooth pain.

Severe pain when chewing or biting the teeth.

Extreme tooth sensitivity to cold, hot, or sweets, as the pain continues for a period after the stimulus has disappeared.

The color of the tooth changes to black.

Swollen gums near the affected tooth.

The appearance of an abscess in the gums.

How is a dental nerve pulled? 

Root canal treatment is usually performed in two or three sessions. Before starting treatment, your doctor may order a dental X-ray.

Root canal treatment steps include:

Dental pulp removal:

The doctor begins by giving local anesthesia to the affected tooth area.

He then drills into the tooth to reach the pulp, removing it along with the existing tissue and nerves.

If an abscess is present, it is also drained.

Pulp cleaning and root canal filling:

After removing the pulp, the pulp cavity is cleaned and disinfected to get rid of any remaining bacteria. The root canals are then expanded to prepare them for filling.

The doctor may place a temporary filling and complete the filling at a later session. In some cases, medication may be placed inside the pulp cavity to eliminate any remaining bacteria.

Root canal closure and tooth filling:

In the next session, the doctor removes the temporary filling and fills all the root canals with a rubber-like material to completely seal them and prevent infection. After that, a filling is placed to seal the tooth.

Placement of dental crown or crown:

After the nerve is pulled, the tooth becomes weak and brittle over time as it loses the blood vessels that once nourished and supported it. Therefore, the doctor places a crown or crown on the tooth to protect it, strengthen it, and prevent it from breaking.

To install the crown, the tooth is first filed to reduce its size, then measurements of the tooth are taken and the crown is made in the laboratory to precisely fit the size of the tooth. The panel may be made of porcelain, zirconium, completely metal, or covered with porcelain. After it is manufactured, the crown is attached to the tooth using an adhesive.

Damage of the nerve pull procedure 

Root canal treatment can be accompanied by some problems and damage due to a medical error during the filling process, or due to problems with the tooth or filling over time.

Harmful effects of root canal treatment include:

Recurrence of infection due to not completely sealing all root canals, or due to wear and tear of the filling over time.

Difficulty completing root canal treatment due to instrument breakage in the root canal.

Tooth color changes over time.

The tooth breaks or cracks if a veneer is not applied.

It should be noted that some cases may require re-treatment of the tooth roots due to recurrence of infection, and some may also need to undergo endodontic surgery to remove the end of the root and get rid of the infection.

Is it preferable to pull the tooth’s nerve or extract the tooth completely? 

There is no artificial substitute that can accurately mimic the form and function of natural teeth; Therefore, it is important to preserve natural teeth as much as possible and undergo possible therapeutic procedures to restore tooth function, such as nerve extraction, and not resort to tooth extraction except as a last option if other treatments fail.

It should be noted that the extraction of a molar or tooth can cause adjacent teeth to move out of place, so it is recommended to install a dental bridge or implant an artificial tooth to replace the missing tooth.

Are there alternative solutions to nerve pulling?

In addition to nerve pulling, alternative treatments can be discussed that may be appropriate for some cases, and these treatments include:

Vital pulp treatment: Vital pulp treatment is used to preserve the pulp when it is exposed to inflammation or minor damage. Vital pulp treatment includes removing the damaged pulp and cleaning the root canals, then the canals are filled with a special material to prevent bacterial leakage.

Dental implants: In cases of complete tooth loss, dental implants may be suggested as an alternative to nerve extraction. This procedure involves permanently implanting artificial roots in the jaw and installing an artificial tooth over it to restore the natural appearance of the missing tooth.

These alternative treatments may be suitable for some cases, and it is preferable to consult a dentist to evaluate the condition and choose the most appropriate treatment.

In short, dental canal extraction is a necessary procedure in some cases to save the tooth and prevent worsening health problems and although this treatment may be accompanied by some risks and complications, it is considered an effective solution to a number of dental health problems, as it is necessary to pay attention to prevention and oral health care to avoid the need to pull the nerve and to maintain the health of the teeth and gums and therefore, everyone should commit to daily oral and dental care and visit the dentist regularly to detect any problems early and obtain appropriate treatment.

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