Root Canal Treatment in Wakad Pune
Root Canal Treatment (RCT) is a dental treatment for removing infection from inside a tooth and also protect it from future infections. It is usually done when the patient experience moderate to severe pain, sensitivity and/or swelling due to dental caries or decay. It is needed when the pulp (blood vessels and nerve) of tooth is affected by decay, infection or trauma. We need to give local anesthesia to the affected area, which lasts for 1 to 2 hrs. It needs 2 to 3 visits and each visit lasts around 30 to 45 mins. Tooth is drilled to remove all the decayed, infected and carious part. Space created is shaped well and filled with special sealer in the roots and permanent filling is done in the crown portion of tooth. Crown is recommended in RC treated tooth, which can be fixed after a week.
What necessitates Pulp Removal?
Pulp is a vital structure of tooth, which when damaged, breaks down, and bacteria begin to multiply within the pulp chamber. The bacteria and other dying pulp remnants can cause an infection or abscessed tooth. An abscess is a pus-filled pocket that forms at the end of a tooth’s root. An infection in the root canal of a tooth can cause:
- Swelling that may spread to other areas of the face, neck, or head
- Bone loss around the tip of the root
- Drainage problems extending outward from the root. A hole can occur through the side of the tooth, with drainage into the gums or through the cheek into the skin.
What Damages a Tooth’s Pulp?
Signs for Root Canal Treatment?
- Severe tooth pain upon chewing or application of pressure
- Prolonged sensitivity (pain) to hot or cold temperatures (after the heat or cold has been removed)
- Discoloration (darkening) of the tooth
- Swelling and tenderness in nearby gums
- A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums
Sometimes no symptoms are present.