It is the specialized field of general dentistry that deals with the pulp which is the soft tissue located at the center of each tooth(along with associated roots). The pulp is a crucial part that determines the tooth’s development during childhood. Unfortunately, if the pulp gets infected by bacteria, then it requires immediate treatment, which is usually known as root canal treatment.

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Root Canal Treatment

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root Canal is the procedure carried out by our expert root canal specialists, to remove the infected soft tissue within the tooth and repairing the same using neutral and bio-compatible materials.

Who will benefit from a Root Canal Therapy?

If you have been suffering from severe pain as a result of a tooth decay that has made its way through the enamel down into the dentin, damaging the pulp, you will need a root canal.
When a tooth’s pulp or nerve tissue gets damaged as a result of bacterial infection, the bacterium enters the pulp chamber, multiplies and results in an abscessed tooth. The abscessed tooth, if not treated can cause swelling of face, neck or head and even loss of bone around the tip of the root. Hence, to avoid further damage, root canal therapy is performed by the dentist to save the tooth and eliminate the dental pain caused due to infection.

What Happens in a Root Canal?

Your endodontist (a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis, causes, treatment, and prevention of human dental pulp/nerve diseases and infections) examines your infected tooth by taking an X-ray. After injecting anesthesia to numb the area of the tooth, the dentist will place a rubber dam around your tooth to keep the area dry and saliva-free.

Following this, an access hole is drilled into the tooth and the decayed tooth and nerve tissues are removed from the tooth using root canal files. Once the cleaning process is done, the hole is sealed using a sealer paste and other bio-materials. Finally, the tooth is restored by putting a crown or a crown and a post to protect the tooth from surrounding infection.

How Long Does Root Canal Take?

The therapy generally takes two sittings, about 90 minutes each. The cleaning and drilling process might take more than 90 minutes, depending upon the condition. For affordable and effective Root Canal Therapy in Kathmandu, book your appointment right away at Samaj Dental Hospital!