Rootcanal treatment

Rootcanal treatment

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that relieves pain caused by an infected tooth. Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.

Symptoms that indicate need of root canal treatment
  1. Severe pain while chewing or biting
  2. Pimples on the gums
  3. A chipped or cracked tooth
  4. Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, even after the sensation has been removed
  5. Swollen or tender gums
  6. Deep decay or darkening of the gums
Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:
  1. Efficient chewing
  2. Normal biting force and sensation
  3. Natural appearance
  4. Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain.
Single-visit RCT

Single-visit endodontic treatment is faster, well accepted by patients and prevents the recontamination of root canals between appointments.Single-visit RCT involves cleaning, shaping, and obturation during a single treatment session.

Multiple visit RCT

Multiple visit RCT has been divided into two or more appointments to disinfect the canal, improve patient comfort and observe healing before permanent filling.Multiple-visit treatment includes placement of a short-term medicament, such as calcium hydroxide, for the time between the cleaning and shaping appointment and the obturation appointment.

Rotary endodontics

Instead of using traditional manual files and stainless-steel instruments to treat a root canal, Rotary endodontics employs electrically-powered instruments to perform treatment on root canals. The hand tool we use is equipped with a tip made of nickel titanium. This material is 5 times more flexible than stainless steel.

Due to the flexibility, the nickel-titanium instrument is able to perform unique movements that allow the tool to insert deeply into a curved root canal without damaging or stretching the passageway. This allows a more reliable procedure to be done in a quicker manner.

Frequently Asked

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Is root canal treatment painful?

No it is not a painful as we deliver local anesthesia before starting the procedure. This makes the tooth and associated structures numb which provides a complete painless environment.

After treatment medications are given to reduce the post treatment discomfort.

How long does the root canal treatment last?

If proper care is given this is may last for a lifetime. Proper crowning increases the lifespan.

Is there any sideeffect with root canal treatment?

Mild pain, swelling and discomfort is very common after the procedure. However this will subside in few days.

Is it necessary to place a crown after root canal treatment?

After root canal treatment crown structure weakens and loses its strength . So it is very important to place a crown and protect the tooth from damage as it can restore the shape and form of the tooth.

Can an infected tooth heal itself with medications?

No, medications cannot heal an infected tooth .

Root canal treatment or extraction should be done to relive pain and infection. Medications can only bring down pain and infection for a short time period  which may rebound after the course of medication.

Can root canal treatment be done in single sitting?

Yes , when there is acute infection with no evidence of pus in and around the tooth , treatment can be done in single sitting.
Usually single sitting root canal treatments are done using using endomotors and rotary files (machines) which makes the atmosphere comfortable for the patients. But in case of severe infections with purulent drainage from root canal spaces or sinus tracts multiple appointment should be given .

Is there any contraindication for root canal treatment in cardiac patients?

Root canal treatments are not contraindicated in cardiac patinets and it is absolutely safe to continue antiplatelet drug throughout the process.


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