Our Services - Endodontics - Root Canal Treatment

A root canal therapy is used for treating a decayed or an infected tooth. The procedure is performed when the pulp is damaged or the nerve connected to the tooth is infected. It involves the removal of the nerve and the pulp and cleaning the inside of the teeth.

Dental laminates are constructed out of porcelain or resin composite materials. Porcelain laminates are best known for mimicking the right reflecting property of natural teeth. Resin laminates, being thinner, require removal of a thin tooth surface before placement. So, they both have their own set of benefits.

So, what is dental pulp?

The pulp is the soft area in the center of the tooth. The root canal travels from the root of the tooth to the pulp chamber containing connective tissues and blood vessels that nourish the teeth.

Why should the pulp be removed?

When the pulp or the nerve tissue is damaged, bacteria start building up in the pulp chamber. This can causes a serious infection or abscess. An abscess is a pus-filled pocked formed at the end of tooth’s root. Apart from an abscess, a slightest infection in the root canal may also give rise to the following problems:

  • Loss of bone at the tip of the root
  • Swelling of various areas of the face, head or the neck
  • A hole occurring at the side of the tooth

What causes the problem?

A deep decay, large filings or repeated dental procedures can cause irritation and inflammation of the pulp or the tooth nerve. Moreover, a crack or a chip in the tooth too can lead to pulp infection.

When do you need a Root Canal Therapy?

You may have to undergo a root canal therapy if:

  • You experience a severe toothache while chewing food
  • You witness discoloration or darkening of the tooth
  • A pimple recurring on the gums
  • Prolonged pain to hot or cold temperatures

Single sitting root canal

A relatively new procedure in dentistry, which is succeeding in making root canal procedures quicker and painless, is the single sitting root canal. One of the prominent reasons why dentists’ conduct a single sitting root canal is when the patient experience immeasurable pain and the decay in the tooth might be headed towards the nerves of the mouth.

Here are a few scenarios and reasons, in which dentists’ would be suggesting a single sitting root canal for their patients:

  • Exposed injury in the tooth
  • Tooth that isn’t vital enough and has no acute symptoms
  • Sensitivity in the tooth to an unbearable extent
  • Acute infection but with a lack of pus accumulation

All of these dental problems can be easily cured with a single sitting root canal procedure. It is ideal for the patients as well because it is less traumatic for them, consumes less time and is also cost effective of all advantages!

Equipments which make the treatment more efficient and less traumatic:

Lifespan for root canal procedures

If cared for and maintained well, a root canal procedure shows a lifelong effect as the treated tooth or the restored tooth and stays in real good shape. Good oral hygiene and regular checkups are still a necessity as they help you fight decay, which is probable even in a restored tooth.

The pulp is no longer present in the tooth, to keep in alive, and hence, such treated teeth can be quite brittle and easily prone to fractures.

Furthermore, the success of a root canal treatment can often be determined with comparison of X-rays, before and after the treatment; loss or regeneration of the bones helps in determining the success or failure of the treatment very aptly.