Root canal treatment is used to clear internal tooth infection. It is also helpful in preventing future complications.

However, root canal treatment is actually a misnomer..! The precise technical name for root canal treatment is ‘endodontic therapy’.

The crown and root are the two key parts of a tooth. The crown is mainly above the gum and is the visible portion, whereas the roots are below it. Inside the crown and the root, or the root canal, is the pulp. The pulp provides nourishment to the tooth and maintains moisture in the surrounding space.

The 6 steps involved in Endodontic Therapy

Anaesthesia

Local anesthesia is first administered to the patient.

Drilling

The dentist then drills a tiny hole into the tooth surface to access the pulp chamber.

Cleaning

Using superfine miniature files, he removes the dead pulp inside.

Decontamination

After clearing out all the dead tissue, the canals are disinfected using disinfectants.

Filling

A rubber-like material, called gutta percha, is then filled and the tooth is sealed.

Crown placement

A crown or cap, which gives a natural look to the tooth, is then placed above the gutta percha.

Common concerns

Many people are apprehensive about the pain or cost or both associated with a root canal treatment. However, these concerns are often based on hearsay and are misplaced. The treatment is practically painless, though there is a dull pain in the tooth following the procedure, which subsides within a week. And the cost varies from case to case. Nevertheless, it is indeed economical than tooth extraction followed by implant or bridge placement.

Recovery and healing

It usually takes 1 week to completely recover from a root canal treatment. Patients are advised to maintain good oral hygiene, underlined by regular brushing and flossing. It is best to avoid hard, crunchy foods during the recovery period and strictly follow medication as advised by your dentist.

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