What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root Canal is the procedure carried out to remove the infected (pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection & the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion)
Why do you need Root Canal Therapy?
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?
First, your dentist 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 to three sittings, about 60 minutes each. The cleaning and drilling process might take more than 60 minutes, depending upon the condition.
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Is Root Canal Painful?
Root canals are one of the most painful dental procedures. However, we use local anesthesia to ease you during the procedure. the pain due to cavities and dental caries is more severe than root canal therapy, so getting it done, relieves the pain. Moreover, root canals have a 95% success rate, which means that a tooth fixed with root canal therapy lasts a lifetime without any risk of damage or infection.