Root Canal Treatment

Single Sitting Root Canal treatment is done at dental oasis clinic in Indore, with all the latest technology like Rotary endodontics & Apex locators.

Root canal treatment is done to successfully remove the infected tissue and bacteria throughout the canal so that you are relieved of the severe pain. The goal of the procedure is to save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected.
Modern techniques and technology have helped root canals evolve into relatively comfortable treatments that often require no more than one or two trips to the dentist or endodontist.


When Is Treatment Needed?

Usually, root canals are recommended or needed when there is an infection deep within the tooth. The pulp inside the tooth can become infected with bacteria because of an injury or because of a severe, untreated cavity. Without treatment, the infection can become severe enough that the tooth has to be removed.

Signs you need Root Canal Treatment:-

1. Severe Pain

Any pain in your mouth is unpleasant and should be mentioned to your dentist, but certain types of pain may signify root canal pain. If you have spontaneous pain that hits you like a wave, it is likely that you have an infected or dead tooth that may need a root canal. When you lay down or bend down is there a pressure on your tooth and face? This may be root canal pain.

2. Bumps on the Gums

If you notice any bumps on your gums, this could be a sign of an infected tooth needing a root canal. These pimple-like bums are known as a fistula.

3. Sensitivity to Hot and Cold

You can have sensitivity to hot and cold without needing a root canal. For those needing a root canal, the sensitivity and pain from the hot and cold lingers long after the drink or food.

4. Swollen Gums

If you've noticed that your gums are swollen it may be a sign of an infected tooth. Sometimes we can have inflamed gums after flossing or brushing too hard, this is different. The swollen gums will be tender and a bit painful to the touch and will remain swollen.

5. Darkening of the Gums

The darkening of the gums is a sign that the gums are decayed. If there is an infection and the tooth is dying, the gums will begin to decay. This is a telltale sign that you may need a root canal.

6. Chipped or Cracked Tooth

A chipped or cracked tooth is a two-fold sign of a tooth that may need a root canal. For one, perhaps there was trauma on the tooth that created the chip or crack and has now caused inflamed or infected pulp. Secondly, the tooth may be so far decayed or infected that it is cracked or chipped from being dead. Either way, you'll need likely a root canal to try to save the remainder of the tooth.

7. Tender Gums

If your gums are tender to the touch, or even without touch, you may have root canal pain. When at the dentist, be sure to mention your tender gums.

8. An Abscess

An abscess is something that will be seen on an x-ray as a dark spot. It is basically a hole in the jawbone because bone won't grow around an infection.

Your dentist should let you know if you have an abscess in your tooth during your regular dentist appointment and x-rays.

If your dentist has recommended the treatment, here is a step-bystep guide of what you can expect during and after the proced


How a Root Canal is Performed: Step by Step

A root canal is essentially a four-step process. Treatment is usually performed over two visits.

1) Using a needle, the dentist administers local anesthesia to numb the tooth. It's common to feel a prick in the area when the needle goes in. After the tooth is numb, the endodontist might place a dental dam, a small sheet of rubber that isolates the tooth to keep it clean and dry during the procedure.

2) Your dentist will then use very small tools, such as a small drill, to access the inside of the tooth by creating an opening in the top portion of the tooth.

Next, he will use small files to clear away the damaged and diseased pulp from the inside of the tooth. He will also use the files to shape the inner chamber of the tooth and root and might irrigate the chamber with water to wash away any remaining pulp. He will also put an antimicrobial solution in the chamber to kill any remaining bacteria and reduce the risk for further infection.

3) Once the chamber is thoroughly cleaned and dried, the endodontist will fill it. A rubber-like material called gutta percha is often used. Your dentist will close the opening in your tooth with a temporary filling, while you wait for the permanent crown. After a few weeks, your dentist will finish the treatment by placing a permanent crown or a similar type of restoration on the top of the tooth.

Depending on the condition of your natural tooth, he may need to place a small supporting post inside the root chamber, to make the crown or restoration more stable.

After the Procedure

Taking good care of your teeth and gums is a must after a root canal treatment. You might need to schedule an additional visit with your dentist to X-ray the treated tooth and to make sure that all signs of infection are gone. In addition, twice- yearly dental cleanings and examinations are advised. It is important to keep up a good oral care routine at home, including brushing twice a day with toothpaste, which helps lock in calcium in teeth and protects them from cavities. With care and attention, a diseased tooth treated with a root canal therapy can stay healthy for the rest of your life.

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