Root Canal Treatment
Save Your Tooth and Relieve Pain with Our Root Canal Treatment Service
Also known as endodontic treatment, RCT is a dental procedure used to treat an infection or inflammation in the root of a tooth. During the procedure, the infected or inflamed pulp inside the tooth is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed to prevent further infection.
How is RCT performed?
Typically performed over 1,2 or 3 appointments, depending on the severity of the infection or inflammation. Our specialist will begin the procedure by numbing the affected tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic.
Next, a small hole is drilled in the top of the tooth to allow access to the root canal. The infected or inflamed pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected. The root canal is then filled with a biocompatible material, and the tooth is sealed with a temporary filling.
At a subsequent appointment, a permanent filling or crown is placed on the tooth to protect it and restore its function.
What are the benefits of RCT?
Pain relief: It can provide significant pain relief for patients experiencing tooth pain caused by an infection or inflammation.
Preservation of the natural tooth: It allows us to preserve the natural tooth, preventing the need for extraction and the potential for further dental problems.
Improved oral health: By removing the infection or inflammation, it can improve overall oral health and prevent the spread of infection to other areas of the mouth.
Long-term results: With proper care, a tooth that has undergone RCT can last a lifetime.
Root Canal Treatment Overview
Root Canal Treatment (RCT) is used to treat root infections or inflammation.
Typically performed over 1-3 appointments, depending on severity.
Procedure involves removal of infected/inflamed pulp and cleaning of tooth's interior.
Benefits include pain relief, tooth preservation, improved oral health, and long-term results.
Is RCT a painful procedure?
RCT is performed under local anesthesia, so patients do not feel pain during the procedure. Some mild discomfort or sensitivity may occur afterward, but can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication
Can RCT be done on any tooth?
Yes, RCT can be done on any tooth with a damaged or infected root canal. However, in some cases, such as severely broken or decayed teeth, extraction may be a more appropriate option.
How long does an RCT procedure take?
RCT procedure length varies on tooth complexity and infection severity, usually taking 60-90 min per appointment, with 1-3 appointments needed to complete treatment.
What happens if I don't get an RCT done?
If left untreated, an infected or inflamed root canal can lead to severe pain, abscess, and eventual loss of the tooth. Additionally, the infection can spread to other areas of the mouth, leading to further dental problems.
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