Root Canal Treatment And Procedure

Posted: October 29th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »


The root canal treatment involves removal of the infected tissue and root channels. The hollowed cavity is then filled with an inert substance like gutta-percha. The infected pulp is removed by way of a metal file. Local anesthetic is generally administered and the patient experiences minimum discomfort during the treatment. After the operation the tooth is affixed with a cap or crown. Patients with a higher jaw pressure often need to be careful not to bite the tooth as the increased pressure impedes the healing process.

The success rate of the treatment depends on whether the infection has been removed thoroughly. If the dentist are unable to clean the interior parts of the tooth then the chances of the infection recurring are high. However, today the method has become more advanced with less time and more importantly less pain involved.

Our professional dental staff uses sophisticated techniques and tools like the use of microscopes. With the precision of these tools and advancement in technology the actual root canal surgery can take as less as an hour or so.

Root canal treatment becomes a viable option only when the pulp or inner soft tissue has been damaged by decay. A tooth with an abscess and swollen due to pus will almost always need a root canal treatment if not extraction. Root canal treatment is also considered as a preventive option where the tooth has cracked and the infection could spread to the interior. The dentist could remove the upper portion of the soft tissue which contains nerve fibers without operating on the canals. This preventive surgery is known as a pulpotomy. In case the tooth or molar is chipped then a simple cavity filling procedure is the best option. If you are experiencing any kind of pain or discomfort in your teeth contact us to set up an appointment.




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