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Root
Canal
Treatment

Root canal treatment is a treatment sequence for the infected pulp of a tooth which is intended to result in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.
When you undergo a root canal or other endodontic treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha.

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How to know if you need a root canal?

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Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes. They are:
• Deep decay
• Repeated dental procedures on the tooth.
• A crack or chip in the tooth.
Root canal treatment is virtually painless and often leaves you with less discomfort during recovery than if you have your natural tooth extracted. Thanks to modern techniques and effective anesthesia, patients who experience root canals are six times more likely to describe it as painless than patients who have a tooth extracted!

Some of the benefits of Root Canal Treatment are:

• Virtually Pain Free Procedure.
• Efficient & Cost Effective.
• Visually Appealing Result.
• Root canal treatment is usually successful. In about 9 out of 10 cases a tooth can survive for up to 10 years after root canal treatment.

How should you prepare yourself for a Root Canal Treatment?

• Ask your dentist everything that is in your mind. Make sure you are stress free.
• Avoid alcohol and tobacco for a full 24 hours before the procedure.
• Eat before the procedure.
• Take a painkiller before the procedure.
• Ask questions.
• Get a full night's sleep before and after.

What is the procedure for Root Canal Treatment?

• Making an examination of the tooth so that our dentists understands the nature of the problem and is able to treat it effectively.
• A local anesthetic is administered to numb the tooth and increase the comfort of the patient during the procedure.
• A “dental dam” – a small protective sheet – is then put in place over the affected area to isolate the tooth.
• The dentist is then able to drill into the crown of the tooth to open it.
• The remaining space is then cleaned completely and shaped to make space for a filling, which will replace the pulp in the tooth.
• The root canal can then be filled with a suitable biocompatible material, such as gutta-percha or adhesive dental cement to ensure that the root canal is properly sealed and to prevent future infections in the area.
• A temporary crown is placed in the over the restored tooth to protect it from infections and pain. After the crown is settled and the tooth has recovered another visit is required for further recovery.

How much time does it take to recover from a root canal treatment?

A successful root canal can cause mild pain for a few days. This is temporary, and should go away on its own as long as you practice good oral hygiene. You should visit our clinic for a follow-up if the pain lasts longer than three days.

How to recover fast after the treatment?

• Give yourself a rest of at least 24 hours. Resting your teeth will help you heal fast.
• Brush and floss your teeth gently. It will help you keep proper oral hygiene and avoid any infections.
• Please avoid chewing with that tooth. If you use the treated tooth, your risks of contaminating or infecting the tooth again are severely high.
• Take the proper medications as prescribed by our dentists.