Treatment Of Badly Decayed or Fractured Teeth
Root Canal Treatment or endodontic treatment is advised in cases where the nerve within the tooth is affected either due to decay, trauma or fracture. As the name suggests, it involves the removal of the damaged or diseased pulp or nerve from the canal of the roots, cleaning and shaping it and subsequently filling the canals with a suitable filling material.
With change in the manner anaesthesia is administered and with modern tools at the disposal of the Dentist, root canal treatment today is absolutely painless and in fact can be completed in a single visit.
A patient need not go through the trauma and exercise of multiple visits for completion of this treatment. Infection in some earlier root canal treatments done, according to the understanding of science at that point in time, has been observed in the recent years and a Re-root canal treatment with the use of newer technology needs to be carried out for saving the tooth. Expert Endodontists at Smile Care specialize in such techniques.
After removal of all decay, if the remaining tooth structure is not adequate, an additional support from the root canal treated root via a post is sought. A final cap or crown placed on a root canal treated tooth for higher success rate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Root canal treatment usually takes 1-2 sittings of 30-45 minutes each. Number of sittings may increase or decrease depending on the condition of the tooth being treated. If conditions permit, the root canal treatment can be done in single sitting.
A inert filling material called gutta-percha is filled in your root canals which will act as artificial nerves and also maintains the integrity of the tooth
Your dentist will recommend you root canal treatment if the tooth is affected by either decay, trauma or fracture followed by nerve damage. The procedure involves the removal of the damaged or infected pulp along with cleaning and shaping of the root canal. Dentist use an inert filling material is known as gutta purcha to seal the canal. The whole procedure is done under anesthesia and hence it is painless.