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Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure performed to treat a damaged or infected tooth's pulp (the innermost part of the tooth). The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues, and it can become infected or inflamed due to various reasons, such as deep decay, a cracked or chipped tooth, or repeated dental procedures on the same tooth.

The procedure involves the following steps:

  • Diagnosis: The dentist examines the tooth and may take X-rays to determine the extent of the damage or infection.

  • Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to numb the tooth and the surrounding area, ensuring that the patient is comfortable during the procedure.

  • Isolation: A rubber dam is often placed around the tooth to keep it dry and free of saliva during the procedure.

  • Access Opening: The dentist creates an opening in the tooth's crown to access the pulp chamber and root canals.

  • Cleaning and Shaping: The infected or damaged pulp is removed from the pulp chamber and root canals. The canals are then cleaned, shaped, and disinfected to remove any remaining bacteria.

  • Filling: After cleaning and shaping, the empty space inside the tooth is filled with a biocompatible material, usually a rubber-like material called gutta-percha, to seal the canals and prevent further infection.

  • Restoration: A temporary or permanent filling is placed in the access opening to seal the tooth. In some cases, a crown may be recommended to protect and strengthen the tooth.

Root canal treatment helps save a tooth that might otherwise need to be extracted. It alleviates pain and discomfort associated with the infected pulp and allows the tooth to function normally.

If you’re facing persisting toothache that does not go away, you might need a root canal treatment. If you are in need of root canal treatment consult with  dental experts of Doc Compass.

While getting your root canal treated sounds painful and frightening, the treatment at clinics with Doc Compass  is virtually painless Our experts use their expertise in root canal treatments to provide you with a first-class and painless experience, making sure that you feel comfortable and cared for at every step of the way.

Due to advanced techniques and technology, root canal treatments can now be done in a single sitting as well. So why worrying ? Consult with Doc Compass .Let’s discuss advantages and disadvantages of Single sitting RCT.

Advantages of single-sitting RCT:

  1. Reduced patient appointment

  2. Risk of inter-appointment contamination and flare-up chances.

  3. Reduced patient and operator fatigue

  4. Helpful in patients who required full mouth rehabilitation

  5. Physically disabled patients who cannot come to the dental clinic frequently

  6. Patients who require sedation during treatment

Contraindication of single-sitting RCT:

  1. Teeth with severe pain and pus discharge from the sinus

  2. Anatomic anomalies of teeth

  3. Acute periapical abscess

  4. Teeth that required re-RCT

  5. Patients with TMJ disorder who cannot open their mouths for a long time.

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