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Canal Root Treatment Stats & Overview>>>

Each year, over 15 million root canal procedures are performed. An endodontist does around 25 RCTs each week and more than 41,000 RCTs are performed daily. In the field of endodontics, RCT is a prevalent therapeutic option and frequently the protocol of choice. But another known fact about the treatment is the pain that ensues.
“Will root canal treatment be painful?” is the most common question asked by everyone.Keep reading to learn more about the painless root canal treatment at Smile Again.

What is canal root treatment?

Before understanding the treatment process, one needs to learn about the dental structure . A human tooth is made up of two parts: crown and root. Teeth also consist of:
  • Enamel- The tough outer layer.
  • Dentine- a softer substance that serves to maintain the enamel and makes up the majority of teeth.
  • Cementum- a substantial substance covering the surface of the root.
  • Dental Pulp- the tooth's soft tissue in the middle. During the root canal treatment, the fragile pulp at the center of the tooth is removed.

  • Certain bacteria break into the tooth’s pulp which houses blood vessels, nerves, and connecting tissues, and infect it. This soft inner part can also be injured or inflamed but the crown remains intact. Instead of pulling this tooth that has been seriously damaged or infected, the operation is used to save it.

    The following are typical reasons for pulp damage:
  • a hollow that is untreated and has deep deterioration.
  • Many dental treatments performed on the same tooth.
  • A chip or crack in the tooth
  • Injury to the tooth by getting hit in the mouth

When is canal root treatment needed?

Root canal therapy is necessary when dental X-rays show that the pulp has been affected by a bacterial infection. The necessity of an X-ray is often signaled by the following:
  • Pain and sensitivity
  • A loose tooth
  • Swollen gums
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Swollen jaw
  • How is a canal root treatment performed?

    Depending on the state of the tooth, the full root canal operation may need one sitting or occasionally two or three. Each sitting can take around 30-90 minutes. At Smile Again we take utmost care to make your treatment a comfortable and painless affair.

    Step 1: Administration of anesthetic

    The gums close to the injured tooth are given an injection of local anesthesia. This is followed by a sharp and quick burning sensation for a moment. While you remain wide awake, the anesthetic prevents you from feeling any pain

    Step 2: Extracting the pulp

    The endodontist or general dentist will drill a small hole in the crown of your tooth. Once it has been exposed, the expert will gently remove the tainted or damaged pulp using files. Disinfectants are used to clean the canals after all of the sick and dead tissue has been removed. Thereafter, the dentists will take extra care to thoroughly clean all the passageways (canals) in your tooth.

    Step 3: Application of disinfectants

    This is to ensure that the infection is gone and mitigate the chances of reinfection.

    Step 4: Sealing the tooth

    The canals are further shaped with fine instruments and then filled with root canal fillings known as gutta-percha. This is sealed completely.

    Step 5: Temporary cover material

    The tiny opening in the top of the mouth is filled with a soft temporary material. This covering material is replaced by a crown or cap atop the treated teeth.

    Is canal root treatment safe? There is a possibility of a tooth root abscess developing if diseased tissue is left behind or if the antibiotics are ineffective. If defective materials are used to fill a cavity, the patient could become reinfected with bacteria. Additionally, an endodontist may be unaware of a root crack. If this is the case, the breach exposes the area to bacterial and infectious contamination.
    The loosening of the crown would also be a threat. If left uncovered, the seal on the tooth may deteriorate, allowing bacteria to enter and reinfect the tooth. If the crown comes loose, you must visit your dentist right away to get it fixed. The above risks are rare chances of ignorance. If you are apprehensive about a root canal, you can always approach the team of expert professionals at Smile Again.
    They can personally solve all the queries and fill you with all the available optional treatments like a partial denture, bridge, or implant in place of the damaged tooth. The dentists perform a comprehensive diagnosis of your dental condition and recommend the best possible treatment at affordable rates.

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