A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
RCT is a safe treatment option for a tooth which has been decayed up to 3rd layer or a fractured, broken tooth or a tooth which has developed pus and swelling at its base. This treatment is an alternative to Extraction.
During Treatment, the pulp is removed from the root canals (spaces in roots) through a small opening in a crown. The empty canals are cleaned with medicine and liquid solutions. Then the tooth and its canals are filled by a filling.
It can be done in a single sitting or 2 to 3 sittings depending on the tooth, the grade of infections and swelling.
Root Canal treated tooth should always be covered with a cap on it, as after the pulp tissue is removed from the centre part of the tooth, the tooth structure becomes weak, and may break any time. So enjoy long life of the tooth by a cap.
The biggest advantage of root canal therapy is that it permanently kills the pain.
Root canal involves cleaning the entire army of bacteria causing the infection and thus the spread of infection is prevented.
Root canal also the formation of abscess in your infected tooth
A few days after the treatment, chewing, biting, etc. will go back to normal.
Chewing becomes efficient since root canal saves the tooth and does not remove it.
Since the tooth is saved, there will be no problems of replacing missing tooth and thus saving time and money