Root Canal Treatment
Endodontic treatment also known as Root Canal Treatment is a process to fix the tooth decay in the innermost layer of the tooth (soft center of the tooth which is also known as the pulp). The pulp is a collection of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue that helps the teeth to grow. In usual cases, an endodontist (root canal specialist) will perform a root canal.
- RCT is a simple treatment that might get tricky sometimes. The dentist will numb your gum to apply a local anesthetic.
- When the tooth is numb, the dentist will make a small incision.
- Once the infected pulp is exposed, the specialist will carefully remove it and carefully clean out all the pathways in your tooth.
- The dentist may coat the area with an antibiotic to prevent and ensure the tooth from reinfection.
- Disinfected canals are then filled and sealed with a sealer paste and rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Lastly, the dentist will restore the cavity by filling the top of your tooth with a soft, temporary material.
- This will prevent the canals from being damaged.
The treatment involves:
Applying anesthetic and numbing the infected tooth area.
- Removing of infected pulp.
- Cleaning and disinfection.
- Filling and sealing.