What is Root Canal Treatment / Therapy and why do I need it?
A 'root canal' is the term that refers to the natural cavity or space within the center of the tooth. It is made up of the pulp chamber which provides nutrients and nerves to each tooth and the 'canals' that connect to each other or to the surface of the root of the tooth.
At Sunfill Dental Clinic in Mumbai, a root canal is done with unmatched precision to treat and save a tooth that is damaged, infected or badly decayed.
The treatment involves:
What Causes a Tooth to need Root Canal Treatment?
A decay/cavity in the tooth leaves an opening where bacteria can enter and multiply. Left without treatment, these bacteria cause infections and form pockets or abscesses filled with pus up at the roots of the tooth. Serious infections bring about bone loss around the tip of the tooth's roots. This causes severe pain and swelling that could spread to other areas of the face or head. If a Swelling occurs it is advised to immediately seek treatment as if left untreated it could infection other areas of your mouth and face or head causing irreversible damage.
Kindly read the FAQ's below to get some more answers about Root canal Therapy.
Teeth can become damaged and infected due to severe decay, cracks in the tooth or trauma to the face. Constant pain, swelling and tenderness of the gums, prolonged sensitivity to heat and discoloration of the tooth are signs that one may need a root canal. A visit to the dentist will best determine the ways to deal with each particular case.
Root canal treatment doesn't cause pain, it relieves it. This therapy reduces the amount of bacteria thereby reducing pain.
There is no valid, scientific evidence linking root canal-treated teeth and disease elsewhere in the body.
Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the very best option. Extracting teeth which can be saved is not recommended.
Root canal treatments can be completed by our dentists in one or two appointments depending on certain patient factors.
Teeth that require root canal therapy are not always painful. The treatment will reduce the tooth infection and swelling significantly.
Most commonly, you will not require any injections for treatment of teeth that are under going Root Canal Therapy.