Root Canal Treatment

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is required when the pulp, which houses the blood vessels, nerves, and living connective tissues, becomes infected or inflamed. Instead of extracting a fractured or badly infected tooth, a root canal procedure is done to save it. During the process, the infected or damaged pulp is removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, and the space is filled and sealed to prevent further infection. A root canal is performed to save the original tooth while also relieving pain or suffering caused by the infection.

What is the procedure of a root canal treatment?


The pulp chamber must first be opened to gain access to the canals.


Once open, the diseased nerves are removed using rotary files and special devices. Then, an antiseptic solution is used to cleanse the canals.


The root canals are cleaned and modified with a rotary device to remove any dirt.


The canals are filled and sealed with a biocompatible material called Gutta-percha after they are emptied, dry, and hygienic.


After that, a temporary filling substance is used to fill the cavity, which is eventually replaced with a permanent filling material such as a composite filling.


After 15-20 days, a root canal treated tooth should be capped.

How do you know when it’s time for a root canal?

The following are signs that you could require a root canal:
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Exposure to hot or cold temperatures gives you sensitivity or discomfort

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Pressure or chewing causes severe tooth discomfort.

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The gums in the region are sore or swollen.

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Discolouration of the teeth or gums


Is a root canal treatment safe?

When performed by a qualified endodontist, root canal treatment is highly safe and effective. Root canals have been conducted for more than 200 years, and technological advancements in instruments, procedures, disinfectants, and pain treatment have made the surgery more predictable and successful. In addition, in terms of keeping a normal tooth and preventing reinfection, root canals are far safer than the other alternative which can damage the infected tooth, tooth extraction.

When the effects of root canal therapy wear off, how long does it take to recover?

The numbness goes typically away after 2-3 hours for most people. Teeth are usually uncomfortable for a few days following root canal therapy. It may take a few months for certain teeth, especially those bothering you for a long time, to settle. Untreated tooth pain can lead to serious complications don’t take it lightly, Book an appointment with us and get rid of your unbearable pain.

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