Root canal of the tooth is the inner layer of the tooth which has the nerves and blood vessels in it. Once the decay reaches up to this layer it becomes necessary to do a root canal treatment which includes removal of decay, cleaning and shaping of the canals and filling up of the canals.
This procedure is followed by the filling of the tooth and in most cases a crown placement.
People are fearful about ROOT-CANAL TREATMENT. They think it is very painful procedures in dentistry, but it’s a Myth. By this procedure one can save decayed dying tooth. If natural tooth is saved there is no need of an artificial tooth.
60 minute painless root canal procedures at our clinic performed by skilled endodontists (root canal specialists) are extremely comfortable, and convenient for the patients
Why and when are root canal treatments required?
Decay of the teeth (cavities) if left untreated, generally progresses and gradually destroys a significant portion of the tooth before reaching the ‘pulp’ of the tooth. The pulp of the tooth is a thin soft tissue present in the tooth canals consisting of mainly nerves and blood vessels.
Once this infection reaches the pulp it gives rise to a common ‘dental pain’ or sensitivity. At this stage the tooth can only be saved by performing a root canal treatment.
Restoration of a RCT treated tooth- Post and Core
Placement of crown is mandatory in most cases after root-canal therapy. Since the tooth becomes brittle after root-canal therapy and due to decay lot of tooth structure needs to be removed, placement of which is a must.
In some teeth where there is extensive loss of tooth structure sometimes post & core treatment is necessary to restore the teeth structure. A post is a thin rod like structure put inside the root for support in extremely destructed teeth. There are different types of post available such has metal post, fiber post, cast post etc. Reinforcement of the tooth can be successfully done by properly selecting case and post and core technique.