Root Canal Treatment

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
  • Do you have severe pain because of your tooth?
  • Do you have a broken tooth?
  • Is your tooth having decay and food is getting stuck in it?

All those signs point that you require a root canal treatment to save the tooth that is broken, decayed or infected.

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Root canal treatment includes the following phases:

  • Dental X-ray will be taken to check the location and depth of decay or fracture
  • Local anesthesia will be administered to the affected tooth. Contrary to the popular belief, root canal treatment is no more painful than a dental filling when adequate anesthesia is achieved.
  • Pulpectomy is done through an opening in the tooth and the diseased tooth pulp is removed.
  • Filling like gutta percha is placed inside the root canals and the opening in the tooth is sealed off using a cement.
  • A dental crown is then placed onto the root-canal treated tooth for enabling its function as a normal tooth.

A root-canal treated and restored tooth can last a lifetime when treated with proper care. Here are a few ways to take care of your teeth after a root canal treatment:

  • Practice good oral hygiene by brushing twice in a day and flossing at least once.
  • Avoid chewing on hard and sticky foods as it may dislodge/break the crowned tooth.
  • Visit the dentist regularly for dental examination and professional cleaning.

Toothaches should 'NOT' be ignored and we urge you to visit a dentist immediately. Drop in at Smile360 Family Dentistry and have a consultation with Dr Niraj Shah or Dr Megha Shah for an expert take on root canal treatment procedure and guidelines.

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