Root Canal Treatment

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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.

Extended procedure

  • 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.

Brief procedure

The treatment involves:

  • Applying anesthetic and numbing the infected tooth area.

  • Removing of infected pulp.
  • Cleaning and disinfection.
  • Filling and sealing.