IF YOU ARE ONE OF OUR STUDENTS YOU KNOW THE IMPORTANCE WE PUT ON UNDERSTANDING ROOT CANALS.
What is a root canal? It is a dental procedure done when a client complains of sensitivity or when they have an infection in the tooth. The dentist will drill a hole on the top of the tooth (or they can enter by going under the gums) then they remove the infection or nerve and seal the tooth.
HOW TO IDENTIFY A ROOT CANAL:
1. Ask your client during the consultation if they have had a root canal, if they have check for cracks on the tooth.
2. If they have cracks you should not continue the appointment.
3. The client has to see a dentist.
WHY CAN'T YOU CONTINUE SERVICES?
If the clients root canaled tooth is cracked it can be very painful if the whitening gels, adhesives or putty enters that crack. A large number of root canals end up in cracks if the client doesn't receive their final restoration.
I hope this helps you understand how to treat a cracked root canaled tooth!