All You Need To Know About Root Canal Treatment

What is Root Canal Treatment?

The pulp is a part in the centre of the tooth, and it abodes blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues. When the pulp gets infected or is inflamed, it can be treated without removing the affected tooth. Endodontic treatment is a procedure that removes the damaged nerve and pain. It is a painless process where the dead/hypersensitive nerve is removed, and the infected area is cleaned.

When is Root Canal Treatment Required?

Some of the reasons why Root Canal Treatment might be the choice of treatment are –

  • Deep Cavities
  • Cracked or broken tooth
  • Tooth Abscess/infection
  • Trauma to the tooth making it nonvital
  • Hypersensitivity

How is Root Canal Treatment Done?

In most cases, the whole process can be performed either in one or two appointments and involves the steps as mentioned below:

  1. Profound local anaesthesia is achieved for the tooth and surrounding tissues
  2. A tiny access hole is made in the tooth to reach the pulp (nerve) of the tooth. If it’s a front tooth, the procedure is done from the back surface of the tooth.
  3. After reaching the pulp, the infected nerve canals are cleaned and sterilized.
  4. These canals are filled with artificial material called gutta-percha.
  5. The access hole is filled with a composite restoration

What are Root Canal Treatment’s Benefits?

These are some of the benefits of the treatment:

Conservative Treatment

“Root canal treatment is an excruciating process,” is a misconception. Gone are the days when this was at least partially true. Thanks to anaesthesia, it has almost made RCT a painless procedure. It gives you little to no discomfort. So, now it is worth getting the treatment done rather than bearing the long-lasting toothaches.

Saves the Tooth

The treatment can help you save your tooth; rather than getting it extracted, it can be treated. If you get a tooth extraction, you might have to use an artificial tooth in replacement. As a result, this replacement will end up chewing up more of your time, effort, and money.

Prevents Jawbone Deterioration

If your tooth is extracted and is left without replacement, it might deteriorate your jaw bone. So, to avoid this stressful and painful situation, root canal treatment is the best option.

Stops the Infection from Spreading to Other Teeth

The treatment can prevent the infection from spreading to the other teeth when done in time. Otherwise, your troubles will keep increasing.

Healthy Teeth Give You a Perfect Smile

It is difficult to smile or laugh whole-heartedly when your teeth are not healthy or when you are dealing with pain. Root canal treatment can save your tooth and get you out of the pain. It will help you maintain your natural smile and let you savour your favourite meals without the constant pain.

How to Get Rid of Post-Procedure Pain?

Even though you might not feel the pain during the process as it is performed under the effect of anaesthesia, you may feel some discomfort after the treatment. In that case, you can take some painkillers either prescribed by your dentist / over the counter pills.

Now that you know everything you need about root canal treatment, you can go to your dentist without any preconceived notions. Get your appointment fixed with us for a comfortable and painless root canal treatment. We will also provide you with proper and timely care that will help you maintain your oral health.

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