Root Canal Treatment


Years ago, badly infected painful tooth, or one that had significant decay, was doomed to be extracted. Today a majority of these teeth can be salvaged by a special dental procedure called Root Canal Therapy.

Root canal therapy refers to the process by which a dentist treats the inner aspects of a tooth, specifically that area inside a tooth that is occupied by its "pulp tissue." Most people would probably refer to a tooth's pulp tissue as its "nerve." While a tooth's pulp tissue does contain nerve fibers it is also composed of arteries, veins, lymph vessels, and connective tissue. It is a simple procedure with little or no discomfort, performed in either single visit or multi visits which can save your own tooth & your smile.

A root Canal Treatment is needed when a tooth's nerve and associated blood vessels are irreversibly damaged. For example:

  • 1. Tooth damaged by a trauma.
  • 2. A fractured tooth.
  • 3. Deep cavity that has infected the nerve.

The end result is the same as an infection that leads to an abscess at the base of the tooth.

If you have the following symptoms it indicates the need for Root Canal Treatment of the affected tooth.

  • 1. Throbbing pain in the tooth (especially noticeable when lying horizontal, i.e. in bed at night).
  • 2. There may also be a swelling in your jaw.
  • 3. The tooth may be painful to chew on.
  • 4. Pain on consuming hot and/or cold foods.
  • 5. Teeth that are severely worn out.

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure in which the infected or damaged pulp of a tooth is removed and the inside areas are filled and sealed. The pulp of the tooth is the soft tissue that contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. It lies within the tooth and extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the root in the jawbone.

Why is the procedure required?

Root canal treatment saves teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. The most common cause of pulp infection is a cracked tooth or a deep cavity. Both of these problems can let bacteria enter the pulp and causes an infection inside the tooth. If not treated, pus builds up at the root tip in the jawbone forming a pus-pocketsĀ called an abscess, which can cause damage to the bone around the teeth.

What preparation is required?

There is no preparation required for root canal treatment. Once the tooth is opened to drain, the dentist may prescribe an antibiotic. With the infection under control, local anaesthetic is more effective, so that the root canal treatment may be performed without discomfort.

Procedure

The tooth is anaesthetized and an opening is made through the crown in to the pulp chamber.

The canals length is determined and unhealthy pulp is removed. The canals are cleaned enlarged and shaped using special Root Canal instruments and disinfecting solutions.

Once the tooth is free of infection, the tooth is filled with a special Root Canal Filling material like Gutta percha and sealed with a filling. A post and core may be added for structural support.

What happens after Root Canal Treatment?

After the inside of your tooth has been treated, the outside of your tooth to be restored to protect your tooth's underline structures and give your tooth a healthy appearance. After the restoration it is followed with a metal or porcelain crown or it may lead to fracture. Take care of your treated teeth the same way you would your other teeth. It is advisable to have preventive check-up regularly

We have the facility to do single visit root canal treatment using the most modern rotary instruments with Apex locators along with the aid of most advanced computerized imagine system and thermo plastic sealing, which enables to seal all the accessory canals.

After all, your teeth should last you a lifetime!!