Root Canal Treatment
Root canal is the preferred treatment for teeth that are excessively decayed or infected. The name of the procedure comes from the natural cavity within the tooth, which contains the pulp. The nerve of the tooth also lies within the root canal. During a root canal, the pulp and the dead nerve are removed and the interior of the tooth is cleaned and then sealed. If the infected and decayed tooth is not treated in this manner, the infection would reach the tissue surrounding the tooth, resulting in abscesses.
What to Expect
With Us Root Canal Treatment In Bannerghatta Road,Bangalore- Meenakshi Dental Care & Implant Centre
If our dentist has suggested a root canal, you will undergo a series of procedures as given below:
- X-Ray: The dentist may examine existing x-rays of the tooth or may take a new one to pinpoint the location of the decay or infection
- Anesthesia: Contrary to its image, root canal treatment is no more painful than a tooth filling. Still, the dentist will administer local anesthesia to avoid any pain
- Pulpectomy: An opening is made in the tooth and the roots are opened the infected pulp is removed
- Cleaning: The interior of the tooth is cleaned and filled with a rubber-like material called gutta percha, after which the tooth is sealed using oral cement
Root canal treatment is given over the course of several dental visits either by a dentist or an endodontist. An endodontist specialises in diseases of the human dental pulp and nerve of the tooth. He or she is an expert on the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of teeth and roots with infected pulp. If your dentist is not qualified to perform root canal or is not comfortable working on your particular case due some complication, he will recommend an endodontist to consult. You can discuss with the dentist on who is best suited to treat your particular tooth.
X-rays first determine the shape of the root canals and establish the location of the infected pulp. They also help the dentist know if the infection has reached the nearby bone. Since the nerve is already dead, there is mostly no need for anesthesia; however most dentists administer a local anesthetic to keep you relaxed during the procedure.
The next step is to make sure the treatment area remains dry and free of saliva during the root canal procedure. Towards this end, the dentist will cover the tooth with a sheet of rubber. Then a hole is drilled into the tooth, through which the infected pulp, the deceased nerve tissue and other debris are removed.
Now begins the cleaning process with root canal files. A series of root canal files in increasing diameter are each inserted into the access hole of the tooth and then scrub and scrape its interior and the root canals. The dentist of Root Canal Treatment In Bannerghatta Road,Bangalore- Dr Prashanth Reddy, will frequently give you water or a solution of hypochlorite which you will throw out each time, effectively flushing out the debris.
With us, Root Canal Treatment In Bannerghatta Road Bangalore- Meenakshi Dental Care & Implant Centre, After the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it is sealed up. Normally, dentists seal the tooth immediately after it is cleaned out. However, if there any infection, the dentists treat it by applying medication inside the tooth. In such cases, a temporary filling is inserted in the exterior hole of the tooth to keep saliva, other contaminants and food from coming in contact with the tooth. The healed tooth then may be sealed a week after the actual root canal procedure.