Root Canal Treatment
Once upon a time, if the nerve in your tooth was diseased, you'd probably lose that tooth. Today with a special dental procedure called a root canal therapy we save that tooth. Inside each tooth there is a pulp which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth; it runs like a thread down through the root. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If you don't remove it, your tooth gets infected and you could lose it.
Endodontic Therapy or Root Canal Treatment entails the removal of this diseased pulp, cleaning and shaping the canals and filling the resultant canal space with a biocompatible material (gutta percha) to keep the bacteria from reforming in the canal..
In the Root canal treatment, the dentist creates a drill in the tooth, to access the infected pulp. Then, the infected pulp is removed from the tooth. After this, the dentist disinfects the root canal with saline and other medicinal solutions. This is followed by sealing of the root canals with biocompatible filling materials for preventing the occurrence of a similar infection soon. Once the filling material is placed, the crown is also placed and fixed over the tooth. The dental filling and crown help in protecting the tooth from any fractures.
Root canal treatment is effective for most of the patients, with its success rate of more than 98% and the best part is that the procedure is painless.
Patients who have throbbing or intermittent pain in the tooth.
Radiating pain travelling from the tooth to the jaw.
Patient having fracture tooth.
Patients who complain of sensations while consuming hot or cold foods or drinks.
Patients who have swelling around gums of particular teeth (sinus/fistula/endo-perio) are the indicated candidates for RCT & advised to undergo Root Canal Treatment.
At the Dr. Chopra Dental Clinic, root canal treatment is usually done in a single sitting with cutting edge technology. We value your time and multiple sitting endodontics is now outdated and a thing of the past.