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To understand root canal treatment, it is essential to know briefly about tooth anatomy. The tooth consists of enamel, dentin, and pulp tissue. Enamel and dentin are hard tissue of the tooth. Pulp is the soft tissue that consists of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue and is encased by dentin and enamel. Pulp tissue is responsible for the formation of enamel and dentin during tooth development. Pulp tissue maintains the vitality of teeth and helps repair and protect teeth from insults. If caries or fracture involves enamel and dentin, simple fillings can be considered. If decay or fractures extend to a pulp, then root canal treatment is advisable.

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What is Root Canal Treatment ?

Root Canal Treatment (RCT) is one type of endodontic therapy. Endodontic is the Greek word – Endo” means “inside,” and “odont” means “tooth.” Root canal treatment is the process of treating the inner infected or inflamed pulp tissue of the tooth. This is carried out by removing the infected pulp from the tooth and filling the root canal space with an inert gutta-percha material. This is followed by the placement of a custom-made dental crown as part of the post root canal treatment restoration.

Root Canal Treatment

Although each patient shows different signs, these are a few general symptoms commonly seen.

  • Persistent pain in the teeth and gums.
  • Lingering Sensitivity to cold and hot
  • Swollen gums
  • Discharge from gums
  • Discoloration of tooth

  • Saves natural teeth
  • Relieves pain
  • Prevent the spread of infection and formation of bony lesions
  • Restore normal function
  • Improves gum and overall health

Sometimes the pain may subside, but underlying pulpal degeneration continues and causes pulp necrosis. Bacteria and infection from necrosed root canal may spread to surrounding gums, bones, and facial spaces leading to abscess formation and facial infection like Ludwig angina. Facial infection is life-threatening. Infection from gums may lead to cardiac vascular diseases.

  • X-Ray - To diagnose the extent of the decay, the anatomy of root canals, the presence of infection in the bone, etc.
  • Local Anesthesia - local anesthesia will be administered to treat the tooth with the least discomfort to prevent any pain during the procedure.
  • Pulp-Removal – Endodontic specialist removes the decay to gain access to the internal part of the tooth where the infected pulp is situated. Endodontic files are used to remove the infected pulp tissue completely.
  • Cleaning and Shaping the Canal - Root canals are shaped with endodontic rotary files and disinfected with root canal irrigants and medicaments.
  • Gutta-Percha Filling - The disinfected root canal space is filled thoroughly by an inert filling called "gutta-Percha."
  • Dental Crown - The crown portion of the cavity is then protected using a custom-made cap that is fixed to the prepared tooth using high-quality dental cement.

  • The patient should not bite or chew hard food substances with root canal-treated teeth until they receive the final dental crown.
  • Avoid eating food and drinking hot and cold beverages for at least 2 hours following root canal treatment due to the anesthetic effect patient may bite or injure oral soft tissues.
  • Get a dental crown as soon as possible after root canal treatment otherwise, the tooth may fracture.

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The Myths About Root Canal Treatment

  • Myth 1: Root canal treatment is painful.
    With the advancement of modern technology, equipment, anaesthetic protocols, root canal treatment is now not painful, especially in the hands of Visakhapatnam best Ravi’s dental care and implant centre.
  • Myth 2: Root canal treatment requires multiple visits.
    With advancements in rotary techniques and irrigation devices, root canal treatment can be done in a single sitting. Only in cases of acute infection and abnormal canal morphology may require 2-3 appointments.
  • Myth 3: Root canal treatment causes illness.
    It was a wrong concept drawn from poorly conducted research. This concept is no longer valid. Root canal treatment removes the infected pulp and restores healthy teeth.
  • Myth 4: Better to remove the tooth than undergoing root canal treatment.
    Retaining a natural tooth with its normal function is always better than removal and replacement with artificial teeth. Though several alternatives for replacement of tooth is available, they are expensive and always inferior to natural teeth.

FAQ

An average Root canal treatment procedure may take around 30- 60 minutes long whereas complicated cases can take up to 90 minutes. The process may require 2-3 appointments to complete the post root canal treatment.

No, there is no alternative to root canal treatment. No other treatment can help in stopping the infection from spreading to other parts by causing pain and swelling in the gums and jaws.

Yes, but it is recommended to avoid chewing hard food with root canal-treated teeth. It is also recommended to avoid taking food and beverages until the numbness of oral tissue wears off.

Yes, teeth brushing and other oral prophylaxis at home can be done regularly.

Though any general dentist can do root can treatment, the endodontist will have a high success rate.

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