Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Endodontics, commonly known as root canal treatment, is a dental procedure used to to remove diseased pulp and preserve the diseased tooth.

Root canal treatment is usually required when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (the pulp) becomes infected through decay or injury. If you are experiencing prolonged pain, sensitivity long after eposoure to hot or cold foods, you may have an underlying infection affecting the pulp of your tooth. If left untreated for too long, a painful infection or abscess can form leaving the tooth vulnerable and may need to be extracted.

Root canal treatment often conjures up a frightening picture in your mind, of pain, sharp instruments and multiple visits to the dentist. However, with recent advances in dentistry, root canal treatment is not only painless, but also in most cases, can be done in one sitting.

Root canal treatment often conjures up a frightening picture in your mind, of pain, sharp instruments and multiple visits to the dentist. However, with recent advances in dentistry, root canal treatment is not only painless, but also in most cases, can be done in one sitting.

When do you need a root canal treatment?

  • Extensive Decay / Cavity.
  • Trauma / Blow to a tooth.
  • Discolored tooth.
  • Pus formation
  • Attrition / abrasion
  • Fractured tooth
  • Prolonged dental sensitivity
  • Failed dental fillings
  • Teeth with severe gum diseases

What exactly is Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal is completed in one or more office visits. It is performed by a dentist or an endodontist.An endodontist is a dentist that specializes in the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries of the dental pulp or nerve of the tooth.
Your dentist or endodontist will typically numb the area before placing rubber dam around the tooth to protect it from more bacteria and saliva. The dentist will make an opening in the tooth to reach the root canal system and the damaged pulp by using very fine dental instruments. For your convenience, we offer sedation to help you relax while we operate.
Once cleaned and shaped, the tooth canal is filled with a filling material (either temporary or permanent) to seal the tooth and keep bacteria from re-entering. Your dentist may use a permanent filling or a crown to restore your tooth. The choice of restoration will depend on the strength of the part of the tooth that is left. A back tooth will likely need a crown because chewing puts a great deal of force on back teeth. If there is not enough of the tooth left, posts may be used to help support the crown.If the root canal is not completed on the same day, a temporary filling is placed in the exterior hole in the tooth to keep out contaminants like saliva and food between appointments.
Root canal treatment is highly successful; the procedure has more than a 95% success rate. Many teeth fixed with a root canal can last a lifetime.

Why Choose Elite Dental for your root canal treatments?

  • We focus on super advanced painless root canal treatments. At times, the root canals can be performed in one sitting.
  • Average treatment duration : 45 minutes
  • Multiple root canal treatments can be done in a single sitting.
  • For accurate diagnosis, we have the facilities of digital X-rays.
  • We have an option of local anesthesia delivery system which is nearly painless, to numb the tooth before starting with the treatment.
  • The best quality disinfectants and irrigants are used inside the root canals for disinfection. Similarly, top quality filling materials are used to fill the root canals as well as the access cavity.
  • We use state-of-the-art technology for crown preparation.

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