Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Therapy is a dental procedure that removes the infected tissue from the root canal, or the pulp-filled cavity of the tooth. A decayed cavity nearer to the surface of a tooth can easily be treated through the filling if consulted at the initial stage. Once the infection and decay progress, it penetrates deeper into the tooth structure. It reduces the chances of saving the remaining natural tooth structure by removing the carious tissues and the process of filling. Special treatment procedures like root canal therapy become essential when there are a deep infection and severe decay in the root canal that will become worse over time. A carefully taken root canal therapy treatment ensures the alleviation of pain and preservation or protection of the remaining healthy tooth structure. Your own family dentist at Comprehensive Dental Care, uses the highly advanced and sterilised instruments, innovative techniques, and equipment to make sure the hygienic and best possible root canal therapy treatment for his patients.
Q. What is Root Canal Treatment?
A. Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure which undergoes a complete elimination of the inflamed and infected nerves along with blood vessel present inside the dental pulp area of the tooth. It debrides and disinfects the root canal spaces for removing the bacteria and infectious microbes. As a result, it prevents the tooth from further infection and saves the natural tooth.
Q. Is Root Canal Therapy a painful dental treatment?
A. Generally, a root canal treatment procedure is perceived to be a painful dental procedure among the people. Your own family dentist at Comprehensive Dental Care, takes a special interest and care in making the root canal therapy procedure painless to his patients. He puts special emphasis on using the latest techniques, medications, and equipment to ensure the provision of a pain-free root canal treatment process through the application of local anesthesia.
Q. How many visits will be required for the Root Canal Treatment of the teeth?
A. The advanced techniques and equipment have been evolved in the field of dentistry which makes it possible for the clinicians to complete the whole root canal treatment procedure in a single visit. In order to save your precious time, Your own dentist at Comprehensive Dental Care, has all these types of equipment. Whereas, in severe infectious conditions, multiple visits can be essentially required to alleviate the symptoms and to ensure better post-treatment results.
Q. What will be done during the Root Canal Therapy treatment procedure?
A. The main purpose of the Root Canal Therapy is the replacement of the infected pulp of the tooth with an endodontic filling material. Before taking the consent for performing the root canal treatment, a complete history and examination procedures will be undertaken. First, anaesthesia is administered to make the procedure painless. Dentist will ensure that the whole treatment procedure must be done in a hygienic, friendly and calm environment. A carious lesion will be removed and the root openings will be accessed by drilling a hole. The debridement and disinfection of the canal spaces will be done by using the latest endodontic and mechanical instruments with a bio-compatible and sterile filling material such as gutta-percha. When all the chambers have been successfully filled then the tooth will be covered with a crown of porcelain to restore the lost strength, function, and aesthetics. It also helps to prevent the loss of the structure and any further damage.
Q. Is it necessary to place a crown over the root canal treated tooth?
A. Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that saves natural tooth loss. However, the procedure of saving tooth makes the natural tooth relatively weak, brittle, and hollow. This condition of tooth necessitates the provision of the crown to make it strong, durable, and fracture-resistant and increase its life in the mouth. On the contrary, if there is sufficient tooth structure remains intact after the root canal procedure, there is no need to crown that tooth.