What Is Root Canal Treatment?

The outer portion of the teeth 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

Root Canal Treatment also is known as the Endodontic Treatment, is a process done when the tooth decay reaches at the pulp (the deepest layer of the tooth) causing inflammation. 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 Of 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 a toothache. The 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?

One of the chances that the moment you feel pain 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 disease can go into the tissues of gum and jaw which can cause a discharge filled ulcer. This can even prompt a genuine condition like coronary illness and stroke.



Root Canal Treatment

Step 1:

The absolute initial step includes an X-beam which is taken to decide the degree and way to deal with contamination. Whenever required neighbourhood 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 an 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 moulded 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.


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

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