Root Canal Treatment (RCT)?
Root canal treatment: Everything you need to know
Many of us feel the need to visit a dentist when we experience ‘toothache’ in a particular area in our mouth. Root canal treatment is a procedure that involves the removal of the infected or inflamed pulp in the root area of the tooth which occurs due to the development of excessive bacteria. The empty area is then filled with biodegradable material. It is usually followed by the installation of crowns or dentures. Experience painless root canal treatment in ITS Prime Clinic without the extraction of the tooth (in most cases).
Why RCT is needed?
A dentist suggests RCT in case of:
a- Severely decayed tooth/teeth
b- Gum disease affected teeth
c- Broken/ affected teeth in case of trauma or accident
d- Damaged or fractured teeth.
Toothache is the most common symptom associated with Root Canal Treatment. The pain can be mild or severe depending on the level of decay in the root canal. The pain will not go away after some time without treatment. A patient will experience pain or sensitivity in the tooth and gums while eating hot, cold, or sour food. Sensitivity is experienced even while the tooth is exposed to thin air. It is strongly recommended to visit the dentist immediately to avoid further infection of the pulp and the tissues, resulting in swelling of the area. If remained untreated, the pain will grow to the point where it might be required to remove the decayed tooth altogether.
• The dentist begins by numbing the affected tooth using a local anaesthetic.
• In the next step, he might use a rubber dam or cotton rollers to keep the tooth clean and dry during the treatment.
• The interior of the tooth will then be accessed using a dental handpiece. With the aid of K – files, the root canals will be located, and the working length will be calculated.
• The pulp waste is removed, and the canals are shaped using a succession of files. Irrigation will also be carried out to remove any leftover pulp. To eliminate any leftover germs and limit the risk of illness, an antibiotic solution is also employed.
• After that, the canals are closed and sealed with a biocompatible material. A filling is used to seal the gap in the tooth for the time being while you wait for a permanent crown.
• The dentist will complete the therapy after a week by inserting a permanent crown or a comparable kind of restoration.