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Can I Eat with My Diseased Tooth During Root Canal Treatment?

Can I Eat with My Diseased Tooth During Root Canal Treatment?

You cannot eat with the tooth being treated during root canal treatment, the rest can. On the one hand, it is because the affected tooth needs to be cleaned many times, anti-inflammatory, etc., and the food residue will remain in the affected tooth; If food gets into the affected tooth, the work of anti-inflammatory and other work done before will not be in vain.


1. What are the root canal treatment steps?


(1) It is to open the pulp, open the pulp, remove the lesions and decayed substances in the pulp, and wash it for many times to reduce inflammation and sterilization.


(2) Sealing medicine and root filling. Sealing medicine is to eliminate inflammation around the root tip, and washing alone cannot completely eliminate inflammation and sterilize. The gutta-percha of the root filling can play a permanent anti-inflammatory effect and always acts on the pulp of the tooth.


(3) The last step is to do the crown. After the first two steps, the inside of the tooth has been exposed. The purpose of the crown is to protect the entire tooth.


2. Infection control in root canal treatment determines success or failure


The thoroughness of infection control in root canal therapy directly determines the success rate of root canal therapy, and it is equally important to control the main root canal, dentinal tubules, and collateral root canals.


The main reason for the failure of teeth after perfect root canal treatment is the stubborn infection of the root canal system or the stubborn bacterial infection outside the root canal around the root canal. Of course, there may also be non-bacterial factors, but the infection in the root canal is the main reason.


In the high-efficiency mechanical preparation of the root canal, it is necessary to use a special side-opening needle syringe to rinse the root canal many times. The sodium hypochlorite should be heated and used, and fresh liquid should be added to the root canal system in time.


The use of EDTA liquid can remove the smear layer produced in root canal preparation very well, 1% CHX liquid can kill Enterococcus faecalis within 30 seconds, and has a delaying effect, it is an excellent final irrigation solution.


Ultrasonic cleaning is better than manual irrigation. Many doctors consider the concentration of sodium hypochlorite. In fact, the concentration of sodium hypochlorite irrigation solution is not important. What matters is the time and frequency of irrigation, the frequency of replacing fresh liquid and whether the liquid is heated.


3. Precautions during root canal treatment


During the treatment, the affected tooth is still in a weak position. Try not to use it for eating and chewing. You can temporarily use the other tooth first, and then use it normally after the treatment is over.


Spicy and irritating foods are forbidden in the diet to prevent accidentally irritating the affected tooth and causing inflammation again.


Taboo smoking, drinking, they have great damage to the periodontal and teeth.


Do not deliberately lick, or touch the affected tooth with your hands, and pay attention to maintaining good oral hygiene.


Seriously follow the doctor's arrangement and go to the hospital for treatment at the agreed time.

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