WHAT IS IT?
Root canal treatment is the process of going inside the pulp space and removing the infected and dead tissue. Then the space is disinfected and sealed with special materials.
WHO NEED IT ?
SENSITIVITY TO HEAT AND COLD.
CRACKED TOOTH /CHIPPED TOOTH.
PAIN ON TOUCHING TOOTH/WHILE EATING.
HOW IT’S DONE?
STEP 1: Anesthetic
The dentist will place a small amount of numbing medication on your gum near the affected tooth.
Once it has taken effect, a local anesthetic will be injected into your gums.
You may feel a sharp pinch or a burning sensation, but this will pass quickly.
STEP 2: Removing the pulp
When your tooth is numb, the endodontist or general dentist will make a small opening in the top of the tooth.
Once the infected or damaged pulp is exposed, the specialist will carefully remove it using special tools called files.
They’ll be particularly careful to clean out all the pathways (canals) in your tooth.
STEP 3: Antibiotics
Once the pulp has been removed, the dentist may coat the area with a topical antibiotic to ensure that the infection is gone and to prevent reinfection.
Once the canals are cleaned and disinfected, the dentist will fill and seal the tooth with a sealer paste and rubber-like material called gutta-percha. They also may prescribe you oral antibiotics.
STEP 4: Temporary filling
The dentist will end the procedure by filling the small opening in the top of the tooth with a soft, temporary material.
This sealant helps prevent the canals from being damaged by saliva.