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Root Canal Treatment

 

ROOT  CANAL TREATMENT

Root canal treatment (RCT) is indicated for a tooth with a deep cavity where the infection has spread to the pulp (nerve) of the tooth or to the root apex. This generally happens when a cavity is left untreated or ignored which allows it to get deeper finally leading to pain, extreme sensitivity, or sometimes swelling in the gums in relation to the affected tooth.


Root Canal Treatment is generally done under local anesthesia (unless the tooth is already non-vital). This procedure involves removal of the decayed tooth structure and the infected pulp tissue followed by subsequent shaping, cleaning, and decontamination of the root canals. The canals are then filled (obturated) with an inert filling material that seals them. The cavity on the tooth is then sealed with a filling material. 


Most teeth that are root canal treated require a crown which works to strengthen them or reinforce their weakened tooth structure. Root Canal Treatment helps to save the tooth and is generally done in a single sitting. Our specialist Endodontist with more than 20 years of experience and expertise makes the root canal treatment a painless and comfortable procedure.

Reasons why a Root Canal treatment may be necessary:

  • Deep decay or fracture of a tooth exposing its nerve

  • A gum infection that has affected the nerve of a tooth or made it nonvital

  • Trauma to a tooth which leads to its discoloration or affects the nerve

  • When the shape or position of the tooth needs to be changed drastically

  • In extremely sensitive teeth