A root canal treatment is generally indicated when:

  •   There has been trauma to tooth as in an injury, fall or accident where tooth is fractured or discolored.
  •   There is a large decay in the tooth extending to the roots causing recurring pain or swelling or both.
  •   There is an opening in the gums, which drains pus through a sinus tract that leads to an abscess surrounding the roots. Cavities extend very close to the nerve extreme pain.

What exactly is done?

Root Canal

The procedure begins with an intra-oral X-ray, which shows the extent of decay or the rounded black spot at the end of the roots indicating a decrease in the density of bone due to infection. After local anesthesia to the concerned tooth, access is gained to the nerve area by a dental drill and a hole is made which leads to pulp chamber. Cleaning the tooth out to remove bacteria, degenerated nerve and debris is then done using RC files. These files are a series of increasing diameter used with a twisting motion as well as up and down in tooth to scrape and scrub sides of canals.

The tooth is periodically flushed with saline or water. Once the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned, the interior is sealed by placing a root canal filling material either the same day or subsequently. The most common RC filling material, a rubber compound called ‘gutta percha’ comes in performed cones that are sized to match the files used to clean the canals. The cones are placed into the root canal (coated with a sealer) exactly to the tip of tooth, length is confirmed with an x-ray. The crown of tooth is then filled with amalgam (silver) filling which seals tooth from above.

We assure that the experience shall be pain free and pleasant as we use the latest advances that have made the rct more predictive and reliable


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