Root Canal Treatment - RCT (Endodontic Therapy) 1

  • What is Root Canal?
The natural cavity within the centre of the tooth is known as Root Canal. The soft area within the root canal is known as the pulp.
  • What is Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. Also known as Endodontic Therapy.
RCT helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limit the need for ongoing dental work. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.
  • When the Root Canal Treatment is required?
When the pulp within root canal becomes inflamed or infected then Root Canal Treatment is required.

  • What are the advantages of Root Canal Treatments?
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
  • Is Root Canal painful?
No need to be worried if dentist prescribes a root canal procedure. Getting a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective. You’ll be back to smiling, biting and chewing with ease in no time.
Nowadays due to dental advances and local anaesthetics, it can usually be completed in one or two appointments, depending upon the condition of your tooth and circumstances.
  • How Successful Are Root Canals?
Root canal treatment is highly successful; the procedure has more than a 95% success rate. Many teeth fixed with a root canal can last a lifetime.
  • How the Root Canal Treatment is performed?
  1. Local Anaesthesia
  2. Removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp) and cleaning.
  3. The canals are disinfected with antiseptic and antibacterial solutions.
  4. Then filling with rubber-like material called gutta-percha to fill the canal space.
  5. Sealing it: Your tooth will need a permanent restoration, a filling or a crown; to replace lost tooth structure, and provide a complete seal to the top of the tooth.
Note: After the procedure, an antibiotic may be prescribed to treat or prevent infection. Be sure to follow the instructions of your dentist or endodontist carefully.
  • Endodontist or Dentist: Who is the right choice?
Endodontist are Dentist with advance study of MDS, so they offer greater expertise and clinical skill.
  • Can Root Canal be prevented?
Yes, following good oral hygiene practices, like:
  1. Brushing twice a day.
  2. Flossing at least once a day.
  3. Scheduling regular dental visits may reduce the need for a root canal procedure.
  4. Trauma resulting from a sports-related injury can be reduced by wearing a mouth guard.

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