Has your best dentist or endodontist in Pune told you that you need a root canal treatment? If so, you're not alone. Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with the root canal treatment, or endodontic, treatment. we explain root canal treatment in detail and how it can relieve your tooth pain and save your smile.
“Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth.” Endodontic treatment in Pune treats the inside of the tooth. Root canal treatment in Pune is one type of endodontic treatment.
To understand endodontic treatment, it helps to know something about the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue and creates the surrounding hard tissues of the tooth during development.
The pulp extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the roots where it connects to the tissues surrounding the root. The pulp is important during a tooth’s growth and development. However, once a tooth is fully mature it can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it. Learn more about exactly what a root canal is.
Root canal treatment in Pune is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. There are a many reasons why you might need root canal treatment:
Repeated dental procedures on the tooth
Crack or chip in the tooth
In addition, an injury to teeth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If a pulp infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
There are many Dental reasons for needing root canal treatment, but there are also countless practical reasons why saving natural teeth is a wise choice. Root canal treatment in Pune helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limit the need for ongoing dental work. With proper care from FDOC, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.
During Root Canal Treatment in Pune, our best dentist removes the pulp, which is situated in the centre of the tooth. Then the tooth is cleaned thoroughly, filled and sealed. Since the tooth becomes brittle after root canal, a crown or a bridge is placed on it to prevent it’s fracture.
At FDOC we have highly experienced Endodontists i.e. Good Dentists who specialize in Root canal treatments in Pune who can perform the entire procedure in a single visit. A properly done root canal with a cap can last for a lifetime. We use the latest technology, like rotary system and Endodontic microscope, which provides our patients with the best quality at an affordable cost.
The cost of root canal treatment in Pune varies depending on the location of the tooth, the complexity of the procedure, the severity of the damage and infection. Front teeth like incisors and canines have a single root canal which makes treating them easier. On the other hand, molars and some premolars have multiple root canals, which might be curved and difficult to access requiring greater effort; which leads to an increase in the cost of treatment.
Our root canal specialists in Pune use the latest technology and advanced pain management techniques to make treatment painless, comfortable and affordable. Schedule an appointment with our dental specialists to receive a consultation and get an exact price quote for your root canal treatment.
RCT (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury. You may not feel any pain in the early stages of the infection. In some cases, your tooth could darken in colour, which may mean that the nerve of the tooth has died (or is dying). This would need RCT.Q2: Why is Root canal treatment needed?
If the pulp becomes infected, the infection may spread through the RCT system of the tooth. This may eventually lead to an abscess (gum boil). An abscess is an inflamed area in which pus collects and can cause swelling of the tissues around the tooth. The symptoms of an abscess can range from a dull ache to severe pain and the tooth may be tender when you bite. If Root canal treatment is not carried out, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out.Q3: Will Root canal cause Discomfort ?
During the Root canal the tooth is anesthetized (numbed). There should be no feeling at all.Q4: Should Antibiotics be taken before an Root canal ?
It is important that you take your antibiotics to help rid the area of infection.Q5: Does Root canal treatment hurt?
No because it is done under local anaesthesia. There may be some tenderness afterwards but this should gradually get less over time.Q6: Do Root Canals Always Work?
No. A Root canal is not always successful, but it is a therapy with a high rate of success. Sometimes the infection never clears up and the tooth has to be either: a) retreated, b) have an apicoectomy and retrofill (lay the gum tissue back, curette out the infection, and smooth off the end of the Root), or c) extract the tooth. Because the success or failure of a Root canal can result from causes that are not under our control (such as tooth anatomy, breakage of endontic files in the Root, or a low patient immune system), we have the following policy: If your Root canal fails within one year of treatment we will follow up with an equal cost amount of treatment to restore the area. However, if your Root canal fails after one year it is our policy to perform the necessary treatment at our normal fees.Q7: What does it involve?
The aim of the this Service is to remove all infection from the RCT. The teeth is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection.
RCT in Pune is a skilled and time-consuming procedure. Most courses of Services will involve two or more visits to your Good dentist.
At the first appointment, the infected pulp is removed, and any abscesses can be drained. The RCT is then cleaned and shaped ready for the filling. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle.
The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled.
In the past, a Root-filled tooth would often darken after Procedure. However, with modern techniques this does not usually happen. If there is any discolouration, there are several Services available to restore the natural appearance.Q9: What if it happens again?
RCT is usually very successful. However, if the infection comes back, the Service can sometimes be repeated.Q10: Will the tooth be safe after treatment?
Yes. However, as a dead tooth is more brittle, so for extra strength and support, cap is compulsory after the RCT.Q11: What if I don't do the RCT ?
The alternative is to have the tooth out. Once infected the pulp can't heal on itself, and it is not recommended to leave an infected tooth in the mouth.Q12: What are the complications that may arise after the RCT?
The tooth may be tender for few days after a RCT because the area around the tooth is inflamed. After the RCT, build-up and crown, the tooth should appear and feel like a natural tooth.Q13: What about aftercare?
Root-treated teeth should be treated just the same as any other tooth. Remember to clean your teeth for two minutes, twice a day. Cut down on sugary foods and drinks. See your dentist once in every 6 months for regular oral prophylaxis.
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