Root canal treatment
A root canal therapy is used for treating a decayed or an infected tooth. The procedure is performed when the pulp is damaged or the nerve connected to the tooth is infected. It involves the removal of the nerve and the pulp and cleaning the inside of the teeth.
WHAT CAUSES THE PROBLEM?
A deep decay, large filings or repeated dental procedures can cause irritation and inflammation of the pulp or the tooth nerve. Moreover, a crack or a chip in the tooth too can lead to pulp infection.
WHEN DO YOU NEED A ROOT CANAL THERAPY?
You may have to undergo a root canal therapy if:
- You experience a severe toothache while chewing food
- You witness discoloration or darkening of the tooth
- A pimple recurring on the gums
- Prolonged pain to hot or cold temperatures
Steps of a Painless root canal procedure:
A Root Canal Treatment can be a Multiple Sitting or A single Sitting appointment as recommended by your endodontist.
Is Root Canal Treatment painful?
The treatment is generally not painful as you will be given local anaesthetic before the procedure.
This numbs the related area , so one doesent experience any pain. But generally Antibiotics & Analgesics (Painkillers) are also prescribed before & after the treatment. This brings the infection under control thus reducing pain.
Root canal Re-treatment:
When a root canal treatment fails, the first course of action that is usually taken is trying to re-do the root canal treatment. It is usually done by an Endodontist (root canal specialist) or an experienced general dentist. Failed root canal treatment
The process is very similar to Root canal Treatment, the difference is that besides taking any remaining infected tissue out, the doctor has to take old filling material, any posts and crowns or any other obstacle in the pulp space out to be able to successfully disinfect and seal the area of the root canal.
After the root canal treatment is done your dentist will place a crown to protect the tooth against fractures.