Sunday, 23 February 2014

Root Canal Treatment - An Effective Means of Saving Infected Teeth

Root canal treatment is nothing but an extended form of surgery that is performed on patients when their oral health is on the verge of getting worse. People have been afraid of this treatment for a long time now but with the introduction of better equipments and chemical solutions, their fear is going away.

Root Canal Treatment Procedure:

Also known as endodontic treatment, the root canal treatment involves cleaning and sterilizing the root canal and removing the infected tissue. The procedure is carried out by your dentist over two or more visits depending on the situation. If the tooth has an active infection, antibiotics are prescribed for 3-5 days to reduce the pain and infection. Local anesthesia is given prior to treatment so that the patient is comfortable. First of all, a rubber dam is placed around the infected tooth to ensure the tooth is dry during the treatment and to prevent contamination of the canals. After opening the upper layer of the teeth with a dental drill, the dentist will access the pulp chamber of the tooth and remove the infected pulp.

The next step is to clean the interior of your tooth by using a series of small files. With the help of these tooth files, the pulp chamber and canal is cleaned and enlarged. This part may take several hours and may need to be carried out in multiple visits. It also depends upon the tooth that is infected. The premolars and molars have two or three roots with multiple canals, hence the more roots the teeth have, the longer the treatment will take to continue. During the first visit, temporary filling is done after the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned.

During the next visit, the temporary filling is removed, the canal is filled and the tooth is sealed with a crown. The crown protects the root-filled tooth from fracturing.

Root canal treatment in P.S.A.Varadarajan Dental clinic is Performed in conventional and rotary endodontic methods. Mostly single appointment rarely multiple appointments may be needed if the situation demands Apex locators used with IOPA X-ray to get a perfectly sealed root which improves the long-term successful restoration. Even complex tooth infection and swelling cases we have got successful reduction in swelling, tooth mobility and excellent treatment results.

1 comment:

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