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 45-50 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.
In a Simple Language, Single sitting root canal treatment is a one-day procedure to treat a tooth with a problem inside it. The dentist will clean and fill the root canal in just one visit. In the past, this treatment used to take several visits, but now it can be done in a single day, usually in about 45-50 minutes.
This procedure is much more convenient for patients as they don’t have to come back multiple times. The dentist will thoroughly clean and fill the root canal during the same appointment, helping you get back to your normal routine quickly.
The dental pulp is like soft tissue inside the tooth, and it has blood vessels and nerves. If the pulp gets swollen or infected, it needs to be treated. This can happen if you crack or chip your tooth, get a deep cavity or filling, or seriously injure your tooth. These things can let bacteria get into the pulp and cause problems.
If the pulp is damaged or infected and not taken out, the area around the root of the tooth can get infected. This can cause pain and swelling. Even if there’s no pain, bacteria can harm the bone that supports the tooth in the jaw. If left untreated, the tooth may have to be removed.
When a tooth is removed and not replaced, the nearby teeth can move, making it tough to bite, chew, and clean your teeth properly. Poorly cleaned areas are more prone to gum disease.
To avoid these problems, getting a root canal treatment can save your natural tooth. Plus, root canal treatment is often cheaper than getting a replacement tooth.
Step 1: First, we’ll make sure you’re comfortable by numbing the area around the infected tooth. Once you’re numb, we’ll create a small opening in the top part of your tooth to reach the pulp chamber.
Step 2: We’ll determine the length of the root canals and use special tools to remove the unhealthy or damaged pulp.
Step 3: The root canals will be cleaned and smoothed, and we may use medication to fight bacteria and prevent further infection.
Step 4: Once the root canals are ready, we’ll fill them with a rubber-like material and seal it in place with special dental cement. To protect and strengthen the treated tooth, we’ll add a temporary filling.
If you need more than one visit for your root canal, we’ll place a temporary filling after cleaning the canals. You’ll need to be careful with this filling to avoid exposing your tooth to bacteria.
On your next visit, we’ll remove the temporary filling, clean the root canals again, and then fill them permanently. In many cases, we’ll also add a crown over the treated tooth to make it strong and durable. With proper care like regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, your treated tooth can last a lifetime.
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.
Crowns can be made from different materials. The choice of material depends on where the tooth is in your mouth, how much natural tooth is left, your preferences, and your dentist’s recommendation for what’s best for you.
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.