Root Canal Therapy

In the past, a badly infected, painful tooth was doomed to be extracted. Today majority of these teeth can be saved by a special procedure called Root Canal Therapy.

When is a root canal treatment?
A root canal treatment is needed when a tooth’s nerve and associated blood vessels are irreversibly damaged either by trauma to the tooth or because of a deep cavity. This results in infection that may lead to an abscess at the base of the tooth.
Typical signs and Symptoms

  1. Throbbing pain in the tooth
  2. Swelling in the jaw
  3. The tooth may be painful of chew on
  4. Pain on consuming hot and/ or cold food
  5. Teeth that are severely worn out

Will root canal therapy hurt?

Not with today's advanced analgesics and technology. In fact, the entire process can be so comfortable that many patients doze off. Oftentimes, root canal therapy can be completed in a single appointment. We simply clean out the diseased canal, fill it with a biologically-inert substance, seal it from further infection, and you're on your way. While some patients experience post-procedural soreness or slight tissue inflammation, these are controllable with over-the-counter analgesics. Follow-up care involves thorough home hygiene and regular dental visits for cleanings and checkups.

INSTRUCTION TO BE FOLLOWED AFTER CANAL TREATMENT:
  1. In the procedure of RCT, the tooth is completely cleaned and the infected blood vessels and completely removed.
  2. Kindly take the ANTIBIOTICS and the prescribed medicines regularly until the treatment is complete.
  3. After a soft diet on the opposite side till the infection subsides.
  4. If required on the second visit, the tooth is again cleanedd up to the root tip.
  5. When the tooth is completely filled from the top crown surface to the root tip, the Root Canal Treatment is complete.
  6. It is mandatory to put on a crown on the root canal treated tooth as the tooth becomes brittle and is prone to brake or fracture while biting, the  fixed crown not only serves to replace the lost tooth structure but also adds strength to the tooth.