Root Canal Treatment
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. During root canal treatment, a DENTIST carefully removes the pulp inside the tooth, cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canals, and places a filling to seal the space.
WHEN RCT NEEDED
Root canal treatment is needed in cases of cavities that have reached to very deep surfaces of tooth. RCT when there is a broken tooth because of injury or any other reason or abscess or swelling.
- Severe pain while chewing or biting.
- Pimples on the gums.
- A chipped or cracked tooth.
- Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, even after the sensation has been removed.
- Swollen or tender gums.
- Deep decay or darkening of the gums.
ADVICES FOR ROOT CANAL TREATED TOOTH
- Do not put pressure on the tooth. Since there is no crown, the tooth is unprotected as a result, putting pressure can cause damage to the tooth.
- Avoid hard and crunchy food, instead chew soft food until final restoration
- Be careful while brushing. Do not be too harsh while brushing
- Get a dental crown as soon as possible as this will protect your tooth from further damage
- Visit your dentist if you face any complexities or severe pain
MICROSCOPIC ROOT CANAL
In microscopic root canal treatment even a tooth whose nerve is irreversibly damaged can be preserved and the bone can return to normal. Teeth may have one to three roots with up to three root canals each, which contain the pulp