Root Canal Treatment (RCT)?

What is Root Canal Treatment (RCT)?

Root canal treatment is recommended to treat tooth pain and/or infection by removing the tooth pulp. This procedure is required to save your infected tooth and to keep it functional in the oral cavity. Root canals are disinfected following by the insertion of inert materials into the canals and sealing the tooth from top.

Frequently Asked Questions

How root canal treatment is done?

The whole procedure is undertaken under local anesthesia making the treatment painless. Most cases of root canal treatment can be completed in a single appointment. Appointment duration may range somewhere between 1- 2 hours.

Root canal treatment for some teeth may require 2-4 additional appointments depending upon the condition of the tooth, severity and duration of infection. Cases of chronic tooth pain, swelling, pus discharge commonly require multiple sittings. It is advised to see your dentist immediately on the first instance of sensitivity or tooth pain.

The procedure is done using advanced techniques and sophisticated equipment to ensure the highest standard of treatment. Doctors will guide and help you understand the procedure at each step to ensure your comfort and cooperation.

How painful is root canal treatment?

Advanced anesthesia techniques essentially make the whole procedure painless. Our friendly clinic environment ensures that you are calm and relaxed during the whole procedure.

Steps for root canal treatment

  • A thorough examination, clinical photographs, multiple digital radiographs (x rays)
  • Local anesthesia
  • Infection is eliminated step by step from inside the tooth
  • Roots are thoroughly cleaned from inside and filled with bio-inert material
  • Tooth is sealed from top.

You are advised to avoid chewing from the side of jaw under treatment till tooth is protected by a cap/crown .

What to expect after Root canal Treatment?

Once root canal treatment is completed, your tooth is protected by fixing a cap/crown that helps
to strengthen the tooth. Once the cap is fixed, you can start eating comfortably with your new cap. Doctor will help you understand the specific oral hygiene home maintenance instructions
required to ensure longevity and long-term successful outcome of treatment.

Can I get Root canal treatment if I am breastfeeding or pregnant?

Root canal treatment can be done during lactation. Second trimester of pregnancy is safest to undergo Root canal treatment in consultation with your gynecologist.

Can root canal-treated tooth get re infected?

The quantity and type of bacteria which initially caused infection can to some extent determine the tooth prognosis. Sometimes, highly resistant bacteria may inhibit the root canals and stay dormant for long period of time without showing any symptoms. Secondly, if coronal( top seal)
of the tooth is broken (eg broken filling, cap dislodgement, poor oral hygiene ), root canal treated tooth can become infected again. Thirdly, if there are some anatomic variations {which are difficult to diagnose without CBCT (Cone Beam CT Scan) }, bacteria can remain dormant in these and can cause re-infection at a later stage.

At our clinic, Root Canal Treatemnt is done by highly experienced specialists, who make the
treatment absolutely painless and precise.