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Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?

Root canal treatment, in today’s date, saves a lot of damaged teeth that could ideally have been lost post decay and injuries. In a root canal treatment, the damaged or diseased pulp is cautiously removed and the remaining space is then cleaned, reshaped and filled in. With the help of this procedure, the root canal of the damaged tooth can be sealed off and protected very effectively.

We ensure that our specialized team of doctors leave no spot unexamined, diagnose the problem and its root cause and only then come up with a conclusive procedure that fits the patient and his condition. With our enhanced instruments, we guarantee the best and the most accurate checkups for any decay in the tooth, along with a root canal consultation.

Due to severe decay, repeated procedures and surgeries or even cracks in the tooth, teeth can often become damaged or infected. If you are facing any swelling or tenderness in your gums, constant painful sensations, tooth discoloration or even prolonged sensitivity then you might need to consult a doctor regarding the root canal procedure.

Causes of pulp damage:

  • Injuries to the tooth
  • Unforeseen accident like a severe blow to one’s tooth or a fall
  • Cavity in a tooth, decay due to eating habits or lack of hygiene and cleanliness.
  • Crack or imperfection in a tooth.

Advantages of a root canal procedure

To be able to make a sound decision regarding a root canal procedure, it is extremely helpful to an individual when they have the advantages and added information on the same.

  • A root canal can often be considered as a soul saving procedure, which allows an individual to retain their tooth and not undergo tooth extraction procedure.
  • With the help of this procedure, our dentists ensure that the patient is relieved of all the former excruciating toothaches and other discomforting sensations.
  • Removable or fixed prosthesis is often the next best solution, when an individual tries to revive a lost tooth, post tooth extraction procedure. However, it is a much costlier expense when compared to root canal procedure.
  • If a lost tooth is not replaced soon then there are changes that the rest of the teeth might drift or start to shift around and create a rumble. Hence, a root canal procedure, at such times, to save the decayed tooth seems like a probably good option.

Single Sitting Root Canal

A relatively new procedure in dentistry, which is succeeding in making root canal procedures quicker and painless, is the single sitting root canal. One of the prominent reasons why dentists’ conduct a single sitting root canal is when the patient experience immeasurable pain and the decay in the tooth might be headed towards the nerves of the mouth.

Here are a few scenarios and reasons, in which dentists’ would be suggesting a single sitting root canal for their patients:
  • Exposed injury in the tooth
  • Tooth that isn’t vital enough and has no acute symptoms
  • Sensitivity in the tooth to an unbearable extent
  • Acute infection but with a lack of pus accumulation

All of these dental problems can be easily cured with a single sitting root canal procedure. It is ideal for the patients as well because it is less traumatic for them, consumes less time and is also cost effective of all advantages!

Lifespan for Root Canal Procedures

If cared for and maintained well, a root canal procedure shows a lifelong effect as the treated tooth or the restored tooth and stays in real good shape. Good oral hygiene and regular checkups are still a necessity as they help you fight decay, which is probable even in a restored tooth.

The pulp is no longer present in the tooth, to keep in alive, and hence, such treated teeth can be quite brittle and easily prone to fractures.

Furthermore, the success of a root canal treatment can often be determined with comparison of X-rays, before and after the treatment; loss or regeneration of the bones helps in determining the success or failure of the treatment very aptly.