Endodontics ( Root Canal Treatment )

Endodontics ( Root Canal Treatment )2017-12-11T01:40:12+00:00

Root Canal Treatment

As Technology in dentistry advances, we approach our treatment techniques in different manners. In many special cases, we perform the entire root canal treatment in a single sitting and that too with an antibiotic coverage for about 2-3 days depending on the type of decay and oral health of the patient. In our single sitting RCT process, only mild pain relievers might be required

How is a Root Canal done?

Root canal treatment consists of several steps that take place over several office visits, depending on the situation. These steps are: An opening is made through the back of a front tooth or the crown of a molar or pre-molar.After the diseased pulp is removed (a pulpectomy), the pulp chamber and root canals are cleaned, enlarged and shaped in preparation for being filled.If more than one visit is needed, a temporary filling is placed in the crown opening to protect the tooth between dental visits.The temporary filling is removed and the pulp chamber and root canal permanently filled. A tapered, rubbery material called gutta-percha is inserted into each of the canals and is often sealed into place with cement. Sometimes a metal or plastic rod is placed in the canal for structural support.In the final step, a crown is usually placed over the tooth to restore its natural shape and appearance. If the tooth is very broken down, a post may be required to build it up prior to placing a crown.

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Besides routine Root Canal Treatment, Endodontics as a specialty also includes advanced treatments like

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