In the past, teeth that were diseased or injured often required extraction. Thanks to modern endodontic treatment, also referred to as a root canal, these teeth can now be saved.
Within each of our teeth is a thin strand of dental pulp that is integral to the health of a tooth, containing nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels. If this dental pulp is infected or injured in some way, bacteria can leak into the dental pulp causing the pulp to die. The bacteria also cause a painful abscess to form at the tip of the tooth root and may also result in jawbone damage even if a patient does not feel any pain.
It is imperative for the health of your mouth that in such a situation you receive a root canal.
RCT is performed in either single or multiple visits, depending on the condition of the tooth and after assessment of the damage occurred. In this treatment, the damaged pulp tissue commonly referred to as the nerve of the tooth is removed and the canal is cleaned and disinfected. Replacement of the damaged pulp tissue is then carried out with biologically inert materials and the lost structure of the tooth is restored.
A crown is then placed over the RCT treated tooth to prevent it from fracturing under functional or accidental load. Badly damaged teeth may require an additional placement of a root post to support the reconstructed structure.
• Single sitting R.C.T with advance technique ( Endomotor)
• R.C.T. without taking Injection
• Painless treatment(painless)
Symptoms (indication) for Root Canal Treatment
• Severe sensitivity to hot and cold foods and sweets
• Spontaneous pain or throbbing while biting
• Pain stays for a long time after consuming cold things
• Pain that worsens when you lie down(increases at night)
• Tooth pain refers to pain in the head and ears as well
• Dead tooth
• Swelling around the tooth or on face
• Severe decay or an injury that creates an abscess (infection) in the root region • Fractured teeth
Cleaning and shaping your root canals
First, your dentist makes an opening in your tooth and removes any fillings and decay. Then your dentist removes unhealthy pulp with tiny, flexible, files. Using delicate, up-and-down motions, your dentist gently cleans and smoothens your canals to prepare them for the canal-filling materials.
Filling your root canals
After the pulp has been removed from your root canals and they have been smoothened, your root canals will be filled. Your dentist may fill the canals with tiny cone-shaped pieces of gutta-percha, a firm, rubber like material, or use another dental material. A sealer cement is used to seal the filling material into place.