Root Canal Treatment

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:

  • removal of the nerves and pulp and 

  • cleaning and sealing the infected area inside the tooth.

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.

FAQ's about Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is painful?

Root canal treatment doesn't cause pain, it relieves it. This therapy reduces the amount of bacteria thereby reducing pain.

Root canal treatment causes illness?

There is no valid, scientific evidence linking root canal-treated teeth and disease elsewhere in the body.

A good alternative to root canal treatment is extraction?

Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the very best option. Extracting teeth which can be saved is not recommended.

Root canal therapies are often lengthy, requiring many visits?

Root canal treatments can be completed by our dentists in one or two appointments depending on certain patient factors.

You do not need a root canal if you’re not feeling any pain?

Teeth that require root canal therapy are not always painful. The treatment will reduce the tooth infection and swelling significantly.

Do I require injections when doing Root Canal treatment?

Most commonly, you will not require any injections for treatment of teeth that are under going Root Canal Therapy.