- What is Root Canal?
- What is Root Canal Treatment?
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?
- What are the advantages of Root Canal Treatments?
- Efficient chewing
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Natural appearance
- Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain
- Is Root Canal painful?
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?
- How the Root Canal Treatment is performed?
- Local Anaesthesia
- Removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp) and cleaning.
- The canals are disinfected with antiseptic and antibacterial solutions.
- Then filling with rubber-like material called gutta-percha to fill the canal space.
- 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?
- Can Root Canal be prevented?
- Brushing twice a day.
- Flossing at least once a day.
- Scheduling regular dental visits may reduce the need for a root canal procedure.
- Trauma resulting from a sports-related injury can be reduced by wearing a mouth guard.
Knowledge Is Power, so know more about your health and feel free to ask us questions.