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If you have an infected tooth, don’t worry! Root canal treatment can save it, and the best part is, it’s painless!
Root canal treatment, also known as RCT, is a common dental procedure. Although some people may fear it, at Nuface dental implant center, we ensure a painless experience. We use safe anesthesia and advanced pain management techniques. Root canal treatment saves your teeth from extraction and extends their lifespan.
During root canal treatment, the infected pulp inside the tooth is carefully cleaned using small files. This procedure removes the living tissue, including blood vessels, nerves, and cellular components. After cleaning the roots, they are reshaped, irrigated, and sealed with a material called Gutta Percha. This process eliminates the infection, relieves pain, and preserves the tooth’s functionality.
Root canal treatment is a sophisticated procedure that requires the expertise of a skilled dentist and specialized equipment. If your tooth is damaged and cannot be fixed with a filling, a root canal treatment may be necessary, followed by a dental crown. Dr. Ankur Sehgal, one of the best Endodontists in Jalandhar, Punjab, specializes in root canal treatment and has successfully saved many teeth from extraction. he utilizes a microscope and laser in complex cases, improving the outcomes of root canal treatments.
In most cases, root canal treatment can be completed in 1-3 visits, with each visit lasting 15-30 minutes. It is important not to rush the procedure to ensure that all the infection is cleared and the pain has subsided before sealing the tooth. A dental crown should only be placed after the tooth is pain-free.
Single sitting root canal treatment is often misunderstood. It is a complex procedure and not suitable for all cases. Dr. Ankur Sehgal carefully evaluates each situation to determine whether a single visit root canal treatment is appropriate. Cases that involve intentional root canal treatment for cosmetic reasons or those with minimal infection and less pain can be completed in a single visit. At nuface dental implant center, we offer the option of a single visit, including the placement of a Zirconia crown.
If a dentist recommends extraction or root canal treatment after examining your X-ray, you may wonder which option is better and consider seeking a second opinion. As a general rule, extraction should be the last resort if the tooth can be saved through root canal treatment. Root canal treatment removes the infection inside the tooth, while extraction involves removing the entire tooth, including the infection. Root canal treatment, followed by a dental crown, can strengthen your damaged tooth for many years. If a tooth is extracted, it will require a replacement, such as a dental implant or bridge. Failure to replace the missing tooth may lead to long-term dental problems, including loosening and shifting of other teeth, as well as loss of biting force.
After root canal treatment, you may experience some pain or swelling, especially in cases of repeat treatment. However, your dentist will typically prescribe painkillers to manage any discomfort. The pain should subside completely within a maximum of 7 days.
After undergoing root canal treatment, it is recommended to reinforce the treated tooth with a dental crown (tooth cap). This is especially important for back teeth, as they endure more chewing force. At Nuface dental implant center, we offer options for zirconia or ceramic crowns, and in some cases, the crown can be placed on the same day as the root canal treatment.
There are three types of dental crowns: metal, metal-ceramic, and metal-free. While metal-free crowns are considered the best choice for root canal treated teeth, metal and metal-ceramic crowns can also be chosen as more budget-friendly options. It’s best to discuss these options with your dentist and see samples before making a decision.
If you take proper care of your root canal treated tooth by brushing, flossing, and attending regular check-ups, it can last a lifetime. Regular follow-ups and annual scans by your dentist can further extend the life of the treated tooth.
At Nuface Dental Implant Center in Jalandhar, we offer advanced root canal procedures such as microscopic root canal treatment, root surgeries, apicoectomy, removal of broken files, and root resection.
Nuface Dental Implant Center is dedicated to providing specialized root canal treatment in Jalandhar. Dr. Ankur Sehgal an experienced endodontist, has equipped her clinic with the latest technology required for root canal treatment. We use advanced tools like RVG (single tooth x-ray) for detailed imaging, a dental microscope for enhanced magnification, and an integrated apex locator for precise measurements. Infection prevention measures, such as rubber dams, laser application, and disposable items, are implemented for safe and specialized root canal treatment.
The cost of root canal treatment varies depending on the tooth and is performed by an endodontist. The approximate cost ranges from INR 3,500 to 5,500 per tooth. The cost for single sitting root canal treatment is the same. Repeat root canal treatment costs between INR 4,500 and 6,500 per tooth. Microscopic root canal treatment costs INR 7,000 for any tooth. The combined cost of root canal treatment and dental crown depends on the choice of the crown.