What is root canal treatment? Is it painful?


Root canal treatment or RCT is the only treatment enjoyed by dentists and patients wholeheartedly. It is the procedure to save your tooth from pain, and infection and preserve the remaining tooth structure. The procedure eliminates the harmful bacteria from infected root canals and helps in increasing the shelf life of your natural tooth. It is widely thought to be painful but is a pain-relieving procedure. Dentists at Therapeuo Clinic assure you of the best root canal treatment in Mumbai and the best part is it is painless and fun.

Your tooth can be described in two parts, the crown and the root. The crown helps in chewing and grinding your food while the root holds the teeth in their place in the jaw. Due to various factors, there arises decay on the crown also known as dental caries. Dental caries don’t usually associate with pain and remain highly undetected in its initial stages. (Regular visits with dentists at Therapeuo Clinic can help you diagnose and treat your cavities at the initial nascent stage). With time, caries start progressing to the root of teeth. It infects the dental pulp and nerve present in the interior of the root. This infection causes the pain and irritation associated with your decayed teeth. Root canal treatment relieves your pain and saves the tooth from further destruction.

Some signs/symptoms that one must look out for are – dental pain exceeding a week, sensitivity to hot and cold food, swollen gums, discolored teeth, cracks or chipping of teeth, mobile teeth, bleeding gums, and any change in the size of tooth structure. These signs usually point out the need for a root canal treatment. Therapeuo Dental clinic boasts many happy patients who can testify about the best root canal treatment in Mumbai.

Dental Root canal treatment is usually performed in one, two, or three dental visits (depending on the diagnosis). At the first visit, the dentist will diagnose your teeth and explain the whole treatment procedure with the help of models and x-rays. X-rays help in visualizing the number, shape, length, and curve of root canals.

In the next step under local anesthesia, he/she will remove dental caries associated with the tooth. Local anesthesia is not compulsory, since the dental nerve is dead, but most dentists still anesthetize the region to make the patient more relaxed and at ease. An access opening is performed on the junction between crown and root which helps to an easy path to the root canal of teeth. With the help of pretty tiny dental instruments, the infected and diseased pulp tissue is removed.

Next, the hollow-out area (root canal devoid of vital tissue) is cleaned, shaped, and decontaminated with the help of instruments and irrigating solutions by a dentist. A series of dental files of increasing diameter are subsequently placed into the access opening and worked down the full length of the tooth to scrape and clean the sides of the root canals. Saline or sodium hypochlorite is used from time to time to flush off dental debris.

Once the tooth is completely cleaned, it desires to be sealed. Some dentists like to wait for a few days before sealing the tooth. For example, if there is an infection, your dentist may fill dental medication within the tooth. In the interior of the tooth, sealer paste and a rubber material also known as gutta-percha are seated into the  root canal.

Afterward, the area is packed with dental material using an adhesive to seal canals entirely. This is done to avoid the recurrence of infections and preserve the tooth. You are relieved from pain at this stage as all your infected tissue and nerve is removed. The tooth is very fragile after this stage. The dental filling is condensed onto the remaining structure to retain the original tooth structure and size.

Lastly, the tooth is shaped and an impression is carried out to allow the artificial crown (which looks all natural) to cement properly without any trouble.

Root canal treatment is never painful at Therapeuo Dental clinic. Dentists are highly trained to carry out the painless procedure. Dentists relieve the pain of the treatment by numbing the tooth and nearby area with help of local anesthesia.

One can expect to have a little mild to moderate pain or soreness in the area after a root canal procedure. The region around the tooth might feel a bit sore and tender, as the body heals depending on its metabolism. You can have a sore jaw after their root canal treatment; since the procedure requires patients to have their mouths open for a longer period.

Your teeth may feel sensitive for a few days after the treatment. Follow the post-op instructions explained by the dentist and any medication prescribed. Brush and floss regularly, and visit your favorite dentist at Therapeuo Dental Clinic at scheduled intervals. Therapeuo Dental Clinic performs the best root canal treatment in Mumbai and assures you of the best care.

The pain of the harsh toothache, often caused by damaged dental tissues in the tooth, can be easily remedied when the endodontist removes the damaged tissue through root canal treatment. In addition, endodontists at Therapeuo Dental Clinic are experts in pain management, and most cases are treated quickly and comfortably.

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