What Is Root Canal Treatment?
The outer portion or implant is a three-layered structure in particular – Enamel, Dentin and Pulp.
If the tooth decay is limited to the initial two layers, it can be treated with Filling/Restoration. In case if it reaches the third layer and causes inflammation or infection of the pulp, an RCT or Endodontic Treatment is required.
Root Canal Treatment (RCT) also known as Endodontic Treatment, is a process done when the tooth decay reaches the pulp (the deepest layer of the tooth) causing inflammation Toothache, or Tooth pain. It is important to save the damaged tooth from extraction. This process is completed by an Endodontist who is known as a Root Canal Specialist.
The process includes:
• Removal of inflamed or infected tooth material
• Cleaning and disinfection
• Filling and fixing with an inert material
• Restoration and crown/cap
It is a multi-step process and may require numerous sittings.
What Is The Need For Root Canal Treatment?
Root Canal Treatment is done on a damaged or contaminated tooth. An infection could be caused because of a cracked or broken tooth, decay, gum infections, or possibly because of repeated dental treatment on a specific tooth. It turns out to be critical to get the Root Canal Treatment as:
• It prevents the infection from spreading and will save the tooth from extraction
• RCT relieves the pain caused because of inflammation
• The most commonly recognized symptoms that one may require Root Canal Treatment are toothache. The tooth pain can go from gentle to serious. With time it might worsen and you will feel the pain even you bite your food.
• The other reason can be prolonged sensitivity. If you feel sensations in your tooth while consuming something hot or cool, at that point there is the smallest possibility that one needs to go through Root Canal Treatment.
• Swelling in the gums can also be an indication that you need Root Canal Treatment.
What Are The Consequences Of Not Getting A Root Canal Treatment?
On the off chance that the torment you feel disappears, at that point, it doesn’t imply that your tooth had recuperated with time yet this shows the nerves inside the tooth are for the most part dead and the disease has developed manifolds.
The microorganisms from the disease can go into the tissues of the gum and jaw which can cause a discharge-filled ulcer. This can even prompt a genuine condition like coronary illness and stroke.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
Stage 1: The absolute initial step includes an X-beam which is taken to decide the degree and way to deal with contamination. Whenever required neighborhood sedation is regulated before beginning the treatment.
Stage 2: The following stage is Cavity Preparation. A depression is readied, ensuring all the tainted tooth material or past filling material is taken out and a legitimate way to deal with the internal aspect of the tooth (mash) is set up.
Stage 3: This is trailed by sterilization and forming of mash waterways. The tainted mash is gotten out totally, trenches are molded and cleaned. Careful sterilization is accomplished.
Stage 4: Clean and purified channels are then fixed and loaded up with a latent elastic-like filling material known as Gutta-Percha.
Stage 5: The absolute last advance is rebuilding and crown. The crown bit of the tooth pit is then reestablished with a filling, trailed by a Cap/Crown cementation.
POST-TREATMENT CARE FOR ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Try not to squeeze the tooth. Since there is no crown, the tooth is unprotected therefore, putting weight can make harm the tooth.
Evade hard and crunchy food, rather bite delicate food until conclusive reclamation. Be cautious while brushing. Try not to be excessively brutal while brushing. Get a dental crown at the earliest opportunity as this will shield your tooth from further harm.
Visit your dental specialist in the event that you face any complexities or extreme torment.
SINGLE VISIT ROOT CANAL TREATMENT:
• One visit root canal treatment in less than an hour using advanced endodontic technology incorporating the latest rotary equipment, apex locators, digital radiography, and lasers.
• To ensure a high degree of clinical success, patients are thoroughly examined and appraised of the clinical situation by our team and accordingly would advise you for a single visit root canal treatment.
• In clinical conditions with extensive infections single visit Root Canal Treatment is not advised.
• It is possible in fractured teeth with close pulp (nerve) involvement, for strategically significant teeth while planning an extensive prosthesis/ rehabilitation and teeth with minimal infection.
FEAR ROOT CANALS? TRY LASER ROOT CANAL THERAPY
As any dentist understands, performing dental procedures are necessary to the health, well-being, and comfort of patients, but sometimes these procedures can be unpleasant and even painful. One of the most feared procedures is the root canal. New laser technology promises to change the way patients experience traditional root canal therapy.
Advantages of laser RCT:
Laser root canal therapy uses a parallel beam of intense light to clean out root canals. Even after cleaning and shaping the canals thoroughly, some bacteria can be present in the pores of the canal wall but when the laser beam is fired into the canal, this completely kills the remaining bacteria and makes the canal sterile, which is very important for the success of any root canal treatment. Laser therapy “melts” away debris consisting of bacteria and infection, known as the “smear layer” of the root. With less time and pain than a conventional root canal, laser dentistry can remove infection so that we can get on with our life.