Root Canal Treatment
You may need root canal treatment if you experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Extreme hot and or cold sensitivity
- Pain on biting
- Constant tooth pain during chewing
- Change in color / Darkening of the tooth
- Fracture of the tooth due to trauma
- Swelling seen in the areas of gums around the tooth
If one of your teeth becomes injured or diseased, it often can be saved through root canal (endodontic) treatment. To help you understand this procedure, DCP has answered some often asked questions about this treatment.
What is a root canal treatment?
In simple terms, root canal treatment is the removal of the infected soft tissue within the tooth and its replacement by an artificial inert 'filling' material. This procedure basically saves your tooth and eliminates dental pain. You will be feeling very relax.
What does treatment involve?
One or more visit involves for treatment. The Dentist removes the diseased pulp from your tooth during treatment. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed.
Is a crown essential after root canal treatment?
After a root canal treatment, a tooth will become brittle and will not be able to withstand the forces of biting and chewing. A crown acts as a protective covering on the tooth and prevents any breakdown of tooth structure. So it has to be mandatory to crown any tooth that has been treated by root canal.
Why Root Canal treatments at DCP?
- Absolutely painless and extreme comfort.
- The Root Canal treatment will be performed and completed in short time mostly in single visit.
- Treatment will be done with most advanced equipments and materials.
- Treatment will be done by experienced endodontist only who have practiced root canal treatment for many years.
How long will the restored tooth last?
Your restored tooth could last a lifetime, if you continue to care for your teeth and gums as per Doctor's instructions. However, regular checkups are necessary. As long as the root(s) of a treated tooth are nourished by the tissues around it, your tooth will remain healthy.