Why do we need a root canal?

Root canal treatment is a type of endodontic dental treatment. The term Endodontic Treatment, which is for the inside of the tooth, comes from the Greek words “endo”, meaning inside, and “odont”, meaning tooth.

It becomes necessary to go for endodontic treatment when the pulp, or the soft tissue inside the root canal, gets infected or is inflamed. The inflammation or infection is due to a variety of causes such as deep decay, a crack or chip, or repeated dental procedures on the tooth. A tooth injury, even if it has no visible cracks or chips, may cause pulp damage. And, if you leave pulp inflammation or infection untreated, it might even lead to an abscess, and not simple pain. Here are a few symptoms to indicate that you need a root canal:

• Severe pain while chewing or biting.
• Pimples on the gums.
• A chipped or cracked tooth.
• Lingering sensitivity to cold or hot, even when the sensation is removed.
• Swollen or tender gums.
• Deep decay or darkening of the gums.

The endodontist at Apex Medical and Dental Clinics, first of all, removes the inflamed or infected pulp, then cleans and shapes the root canal’s insides carefully before filling it and then sealing the space. To protect this filling and restore your tooth to full function, you will have to come back to your dentist, who will crown the tooth or place other restoration on it. Once it restores, the tooth starts functioning like any other tooth. At Medical Clinic in Dubai, UAE Endodontic treatment is often performed in one or two visits and involves the following steps:

1. The endodontist first examines the tooth and takes a radiograph using x-rays. After administering local anesthesia, the endodontist then places a dental dam, a small protective sheet, over the area. This isolates the tooth from saliva during the procedure and keeps it clean.
2. He makes an opening in the crown that he has placed on the tooth. Using some fine instruments, the pulp is cleaned from the root canals and pulp chamber. The space is thus ready for filling.
3. Once cleaned and shaped, the root canals are filled with a biocompatible material called as gutta-percha. This rubber-like material is placed carefully using adhesive cement to seal the root canals completely. Most of the time, the opening is closed with a temporary filling. The dentist removes this temporary filling before the tooth is restored.
4. In this last step, your dentist will have a crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function.

If the tooth cannot hold the restoration for lack of sufficient structure, a post is placed inside the tooth by your dentist or endodontist.

For root canals, 

It’s good to have some knowledge about what the dentist is doing inside your mouth in the name of root canal. However, despite your knowledge, you will need a seasoned dentist or endodontist to get your root canal done. Visit Apex Medical & Dental Clinic in Dubai. Get your root canal treatment done today!

Family Medicine Clinic

A Family medical clinic is one of the most comprehensive and convenient ways to meet your family’s medical care needs. It means that you have continued a relationship with your family medical care specialist who has access to all of your past records and ailments. They impart the right guidance and advice to each and every member of your family with respect to their health and well being.

It also allows for all the members of your family right from children to adults in obtaining medical attention under one single roof. Apex Medical clinic in Dubai is just the right kind of medical clinic that you would want to consult with for your family medical needs.

Here are the reasons why?

A wide medical knowledge

Having a smaller team of specialists with an in-depth understanding of medicine we can assist you during your health emergencies and get a quicker and faster diagnosis done. Throughout your lifespan, you would have a trustworthy set of specialists who could immediately look up and treat without wasting any time

Better understanding of your Medical history

Over time with many meetings and frequent discussions your family medicine experts will gain an overall understanding of your family’s health and well being. Hence the doctors can guide you with personalized treatments that are customized as per your health and well being.

Patient Physician relationship

Over a period of time due to association you should be able to develop a close family relationship with your medical expert. This relationship will aid your doctor with not just your medical history but also the kind of lifestyle you lead. Hence they would be able to guide you pertaining to the environment and social factors of your health and well being.

Hence the above reasons could be key drivers for you to opt for a family medical practitioner. At Apex we bring together a solid team of experienced medical experts to take care of your family medical requirements.