Advanced Single Visit Root Canal Treatment (RCT)
In the past, a badly infected, painful tooth was doomed to be extracted. Today majority of these teeth can be salvaged by a special dental procedure called Root Canal Therapy.
When Is A Root Canal Needed?
A Root Canal treatment is needed when a tooth's nerve and associated blood vessels are irreversibly damaged either by trauma to the tooth or because of a deep cavity. This results in infection that may lead to an abscess at the base of the tooth.
Typical Signs and Symptoms:
- Throbbing pain in the tooth
- Swelling in the jaw
- The tooth may be painful to chew on
- Pain on consuming hot and / or cold foods
- Teeth that are severely worn out
The Root Canal Procedure:
- Your treatment may take one or more visits, where the nerve of the offending tooth is removed and the root canal is subsequently filled
- The procedure is done under local anaesthesia most of the times
- Your Dentist may take x-rays to ensure that the full length of your root canal is treated
- If your roots are unusually shaped or there are other complications, you may need to have apical surgery (Apicoectomy) as advised by your Dentist
- After the Root Canal, a core filling is done and the tooth may subsequently be protected with a cap
Now your tooth should function and feel like your natural teeth.
While The Root Canal Treatment Is Going On:
- Take medication as prescribed
- Do not eat anything hard on the offending tooth
- Avoid any heat fermentation on the outside
- Once the inside of your tooth is treated the outside is usually protected by a crown