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What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root Canal Treatment is a standard and really common dental care process. Each tooth contains pulp that supplies it with nutrients. This pulp contains blood vessels and nerves. A root canal treatment is needed when the pulp becomes infected or perishes on occasion.Root Canal is an acknowledged method to save your teeth from dying.

How does theroot canal treatment work?

The procedure followed by the dentist involves removal of the diseased pulp, reshaping the canal, sealing it for protection, and then protecting the tooth by placing a crown. The entire treatment may require 1-4 appointments depending on the condition of the teeth.

The steps involved in a root canal treatmentare as follows:

  • An opening is created into the pulp chamber and the dental pulp is removed.
  • The root canal(s) is cleaned and reshaped.
  • Sometimes, there may be some medication placed into the canal to kill any harmful bacteria, if present, in order to avoid re- infection.
  • The root canals are then filled and sealed with a filling material which is usually different forms of gutta-percha a naturally derived material.
  • The cavity on the tooth is restored with a filling material. Crown may or may not be advised depending on the condition of the teeth.