Use the term, ‘root canal’, and many folks start shaking. ‘Oh no, anything but that!’ So, when was the last time you had a root canal? Times have changed and so have root canal procedures.
Maybe you’ve been putting off a visit to our clinic because you fear you may need a root canal. Well fear no more and put your mind at ease by calling us to schedule an examination and a cleaning of your teeth. Let’s start there and see what we need to do. How’s that?
If you’ve been fearing getting a root canal treatment in Nagpur, put it to rest. At Dr.Chhabrani, we have a high degree of clinical success and have mastered the procedure of RCT, making it the best place for getting Root Canal in Nagpur
What is a Root Canal Treatment?
RCT is the removal of the pulp and nerve of a tooth from within the root canal – the natural cavity at the centre of a tooth.
How does a tooth pulp get damaged?
Damage to pulp results from deep decay, large fillings, cracks in tooth, accidental trauma to face etc. Infection sets in, causing an abscessed tooth. This pus- filled abscess causes:
- Swelling that spreads to face/neck/head
- Bone loss at root tip
- Pus drainage into mouth or surrounding areas through hole at side of tooth.
What are the indicators of Root Canal Treatment?
RCT is required to rid of the infected part of the tooth and save the remaining tooth. The danger signs you should look out for are:
- Severe toothache when eating
- Sensitivity to hot or cold water
- Darkening of the tooth
- Swollen and tender adjacent gums
Why Would I Need Root Canal Therapy?
Have you ever had an abscessed tooth? If so, you know the throbbing pain and swollen gums that go along with it and the inevitable trip to the dentist for what usually turns out to be a root canal.
In the not too long ago past, the term ‘root canal’, brought to mind painful images but not anymore! Root canal therapy has definitely ‘grown up’ into a far less fearful procedure and is no more painful than getting a tooth filled! In fact, the purpose of a root canal is to relieve pain, not cause it!
In very simple terms, a root canal removes infected tissue from the roots of the tooth beneath the gums. This is done to:
- Save the part of the tooth above the gums
- Minimize the risk of further damage
- Prevent loss of the tooth entirely, requiring more extensive and expensive treatment.
What is the procedure for RCT?
An endodontist, specializing in diseases of the dental pulp, first examines the damage from an X-ray. The area is then made numb with local anaesthesia. A rubber sheet is put around the tooth to keep the area saliva free. An access hole is drilled into the tooth through which debris and infected pulp is cleaned out with root canal files, while flushing out the debris with Sodium Hypochlorite. Most often, a temporary filling is put in place and in the next appointment the tooth is finally sealed with Gutta Percha.
Conventional Root Canal
Depending on the severity of the infection, the doctor may prescribe an antibiotic for the infection prior to performing the actual procedure.
The root canal procedure then begins with the administration of a local anesthetic. Next, the doctor removes the damaged or infected nerve tissue and fills the infected root with an antibiotic to treat any remaining infection. The tooth root is then packed with filling material. Finally, the tooth is capped with a crown to protect it, because of weakness and instability resulting from damage caused by the infection.
The entire process typically takes place over several visits.
Single Sitting Root Canal
The main objective of performing root canal therapy is to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal or remove inflamed pulp tissue and close it with a biologically acceptable filling material. If this treatment managed well, regardless of the number of visits, it will create a favorable environment for healing.
The advancements & latest equipments in dentistry increase the incidence of single visit root canal treatment in the dental clinics and provided less stressful session with one anesthesia. This makes it very well accepted by the patient, less time-consuming, reduces the risk of inter appointment contaminations, less expensive and more productive for the clinician.
The dental operative microscope allows better visualization and management of the infection in root canal system during the procedures with the help of great magnification and improved high-intensity lighting.
To operate dental microscopes for root canal treatment requires learning & training for mastering them as well as patience and practice. It help in some cases that once seemed impossible to treat and can now be done with a high degree of confidence and clinical success.
Experiencing Pain or Need More Information?
If you are feeling moderate to severe tooth pain and notice swelling of your gums beneath the affected tooth, please call us right away and we’ll schedule an immediate appointment to get you out of pain fast.
Delay is dangerous in this case because the infection will continue to cause additional damage that could lead to tooth loss and the need for more serious and expensive treatment.
We are skilled in pain-free root canal therapy, so there is no need to put off treatment. We are here to help you get out of pain fast!