Root Canal Treatment

RCT is done when There is decay in the tooth & has reached to the level of nerve in the tooth, There is injury to the teeth and nerve is exposed, There is severe sensitivity to hot and cold due to natural wear of enamel and dentin, Teeth are to be reduced for putting a bridge (in select cases), There is infection beneath the root of the tooth causing swelling & infection.

RCT is done when :

  • There is decay in the tooth & has reached to the level of nerve in the tooth.
  • There is injury to the teeth and nerve is exposed.
  • There is severe sensitivity to hot and cold due to natural wear of enamel and dentin.
  • Teeth are to be reduced for putting a bridge (in select cases).
  • There is infection beneath the root of the tooth causing swelling & infection.

Procedure

Is done under local anesthesia. Removal of the decayed tooth part is done with the dental drill to gain access to the nerve. The infected nerve is removed with help of sterile needles(files). Proper cleaning and shaping of root canals is done to make sure no infection is left. Sealing of root canals is done with gutta percha points to prevent future infection. Finally the tooth cavity is filled up with filling material.Complete procedure takes 3-4 sittings on alternate days.
Single Sitting RCT

*All Root Canal Treated teeth are to be followed by a crown(cap) mandatorily.

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