Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment : Everything You Need To Know To Save Your Natural Teeth

What is Root Canal Treatment?

A Root canal treatment is one of the most common dental procedures performed. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

Root Canal Treatment Steps:-

Root canal treatment consist of three major steps: –

  1. Root Canal Preparation
  2. Root Canal Disinfection
  3. Root Canal Obturation

What is Root Canal?

A Root canal is the naturally occurring anatomic space within the root of a tooth. It is the continuation of pulp chamber present in the crown part of tooth. This canal runs at center of your tooth like graphite runs through a pencil. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels, nerves & connective tissues that helps to build the surrounding tooth.

How the Pulp get infected?

Infection of the Pulp can be caused by: –

  1. Trauma to the tooth
  2. Deep decay
  3. Cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures.

All these above conditions can allow bacteria to enter the pulp. They slowly multiply and cause inflammation, destruction and even pus formation. It can also lead to infection of the underlying jaw bone.

How do I know if my teeth needs Root Canal Treatment?


Symptoms of a root canal are:

  1. Excruciating pain during chewing / mastication
  2. Continuous dull aching / throbbing pain,
  3. Sensitivity to hot / cold foods.
  4. Noticeable discoloration/ darkening/cavity of tooth.
  5. Traumatic injury/crack/fractured tooth.
  6. Swelling / abscess related to tooth.

What is the Indication of Root canal Treatment?

  1. Irreversibly damaged pulp tissue
  2. Necrosis or gangrene of the pulp tissue
  3. Injury (trauma)
  4. Prosthetic reasons

What are the contraindications of Root canal Treatment?

  1. Poor Oral Hygiene
  2. Extreme root canal anatomy
  3. Vertical fracture of the root
  4. Deep root caries
  5. Fractured instrument in the canal

When my Dentist will suggest Root Canal Treatment?

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required.

If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment.

What happens after Root Canal Treatment?

When your root canal treatment has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth.

It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How successful is Root Canal Treatment?

Root Canal Treatment is highly successful. The process has success rate of around 90% – 95%of cases.

How Long does it take to Recover?

You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

once your root canal treatment appointments are completed ,you will need to return to your dentist for a final crown to fully restore tooth

Take care of your teeth by brushing ,flossing ,regular checkups and cleanings .Be sure to return to your endodontist if you experience pain or swelling in near future. we ,Dental Talk is here to help you 24/7 online dental consultation.Feel free to contact your dentist .

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