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Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment is suggested under the following situations: serious gum disease, irritation and pain triggered by a large filling or tooth decay that runs deep, or trauma induced by physical blow to your tooth, or continuous tension due to rubbing of tooth in the opposite direction leading to trauma, etc. Irrespective of the triggering cause, tooth pulp can be infected or irritated. Bacteria increases, triggering more pain and pressure (often leading to swollen face). Also, deterioration of the pulp can cause severe and unbearable pain, which further radiates to the head. Bacteria can even destroy the pulp, also infecting the bone surrounding this tooth. This will to lead to abscess or infection and destruction of the bone surrounding the tooth.
How is Root Canal Treatment done, when it is necessary?
- First, an anesthetic is injected to numb the surrounding area and the tooth involved. The infected or damaged tooth is singled out using a rubber dam, to avoid spreading of the infection or bacteria and chemicals used, to other areas. Now, an opening is created to reach the pulp (nerve), through the tooth.
- Now, we will remove the infected or diseased pulp (nerve). The root canal area that’s created in your tooth, is cleaned, shaped up and widened. Depending on your requirement, we will then fill and seal the root canal and pulp chamber, permanently.
- We will close the tooth opening with a temporary filling, or leave it open to drain the infection – this decision will be made depending on your requirement. This will be intact untill your visit. We will ensure your comfort and betterment is our top priority, when we decide on what’s good for you.
- During the next appointment, we will sterilize the inner portion of your tooth and remove the bacteria. We would take X-rays at different stages throughout the root canal procedure, to ensure the infected pulp is removed in full and the wall inside the canal is smooth.
- Now, to complete the procedure, we permanently fill and seal the root canal and pulp chamber.
- Now, your tooth would be restored and you can chew on, once again.