Root Canal Treatment
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What is Root Canal Treatment?

The tooth has 3 layers:
Enamel (Outer white)
Dentin (Middle yellow)
Pulp (Inner red)

The pulp has nerves & blood vessels within then which provides sensation (Hot, Cold, Pain) & nutrition to the tooth.

If there is any infection/ inflammation / trauma related to the pulp then the tooth starts paining (most of the times).

In order to save the tooth a root canal treatment needs to be performed.

The Procedure

Step 1- Anesthesia

A surface anesthetic spray or jelly is applied on the area to be injected so that the anesthetic injection becomes painless. After waiting for a couple of minutes the anesthetic is administered to numb the area.

Step 2- Removing the decay of the tooth

Now that the tooth is numb, a high speed drill is used to remove the decayed portion of the tooth without any pain.

Step 3- Creating an access

A small opening is created in the tooth to access the pulp of the tooth.

Step 4- Removing the pulp

Removing the pulp eliminates the infection & hence the pain too.

Step 5- Cleaning & shaping of the root canal

Mechanical debridement of the root canal system is done with small instruments and washed away with disinfection solutions to make the tooth germ free.

Step 6- Obturation

The space inside the root canal is filled with a material called gutta-percha and sealed so that the system should not get infected again.

Step 7- Post endodontic rehabilitation

Now that the tooth is infection free and sealed, the cavity is filled with a restorative material like cement, composite or a silver filling.


RCT’s are performed to relieve the pain of tooth caused by inflammation or infection. With use of modern rotary techniques and Apex locators, most patients today report improved comfort levels during and after the procedure.
X-rays or IOPA radiographs are essential diagnostic and treatment tools for your Endodontist. However, with the introduction of Digital RVG s in our clinics the exposure is reduced to bare minimum. The digital images also have advantage of long storage, optimization tools, can be reproduced in print.
Modern root canal therapy should be no different than a routine filling. If you have come with a toothache you should understand it takes a little time to heal. Occasionally some tenderness might be there in gums of teeth which would subside in few days.
We advise you not to chew anything hard on the treated site as unrestored tooth is susceptible for fracture. Secondly, a full restoration of tooth usually in form of crown or bridge may be required to reinforce the tooth structure and enhance function, integrity.
There are of course no guarantees for any treatment owing to dynamic nature of human body and disease processes. However, with the use of latest equipment and LASER s at our clinics we can ensure a high degree of success rate. Further, follow up appointments should not be missed to evaluate your root canal treated teeth periodically once in 6 months – a year.

In cases of compromised tooth structure or extensive damage to supporting tissues like gums or bone we may recommend surgical procedures like Apicoectomy and would also apprise you of the clinical success rate.
For some patients with failed RCT’s or repeated chronic infections, we would recommend Re RCT followed by frequent follow ups to restore the tooth to function and health. Endodontic Surgery may be recommended if needed. However, it is always recommended to avoid extraction of tooth and undergo RCT to retain the natural tooth. Remember a natural tooth always functions the best compared to an extraction and prostheses. Clinically if prognosis is poor an Implant might be recommended.