When a tooth is badly decayed and becomes infected, Root canal treatment is suggested to save the tooth. Here the infected nerve and pulp are removed, cleaned, filled and sealed to prevent abscess formation and spreading of infection. As the tooth becomes non-vital and brittle, it is suggested to put a crown on the root canal treated tooth
Don't worry, Root Canals Aren't What They Used to Be
We understand that you are likely in a fair bit of pain and uneasiness and are fearing the contemplations of what comes straight away .You can relax. Latest root canal treatment is a quick and comfortable procedure these days thanks to advanced endodontic techniques designed to efficiently treat your tooth
sridevi dental clinic is one of the oldest Dental clinic. Our doctors and staff are committed to providing you the highest standard of care. We use state of the art technology for diagnosis and treatment, while we also ensure a personalized and positive experience for you while under our care. Our ultimate goal is to save your original teeth.
The success rate of this procedure in the last 21 years in Sridevi dental clinic Kakinada has been 90 to 95%
Root canal treatment is Painless
step by step procedure
The root canal usually takes one to three visits. First, you have dental X-rays to check the extent of damage.Before having root canal treatment, your dentist may take a series of X-rays of the affected tooth. This allows them to build up a clear picture of the root canal and assess the extent of any damage.
Root canal treatment is usually carried out under local anaesthetic, a painkilling medication that numbs a specific area of the body.
In some cases where the tooth has died and is no longer sensitive, it may not be necessary to use a local anaesthetic.
Occasionally, teeth may be difficult to anaesthetise. On these occasions, your dentist can use special local anaesthetic techniques to ensure your treatment isn't painful.
Decay is removed, and an opening is made through the crown of the tooth to gain access to the pulp chamber. Using small dental instruments, the infected or diseased pulp is removed. our dentist will open your tooth through the crown – the flat part at the top – to access the soft tissue at the centre of the tooth (pulp). They'll then remove any infected pulp that remains.
After the diseased pulp is removed, the pulp chamber and root canals are flushed and cleaned. The root canals may be reshaped and enlarged to allow better access for filling later. Before permanently filling the root canals, they should be clean of all infection and dried. Medication is sometimes put into the pulp chamber and root canal to clear any infection. The tooth may be left open to drain for several days
After cleaning and drying, it's time to fill the interior of the tooth — the empty pulp chamber and root canals. You may not need additional anesthetic for this step. If you had a temporary filling placed, that will be removed to allow access to the inside of the tooth. A sealer paste and rubber compound is used to fill the tooth, followed by an adhesive filling to make sure the root canals are protected from saliva.
The final stage of the root canal is restoring your tooth. Because the tooth typically has a large filling or is weakened from extensive decay, it needs to be protected from future damage and returned to normal function. This is usually done by placing a crown — a realistic-looking artificial tooth. A crown is made of gold, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. It can be tinted to match the exact color of your other teeth. Sometimes, a metal post must first be inserted in the tooth for structural support and to keep the crown in place. Ask your dentist or endodontist about other restoration options.
you can see here before and after treatment.Your front incisor and canine teeth (biting teeth) usually have a single root containing one root canal.
The premolars and back molar teeth (chewing teeth) have two or three roots, each containing either one or two root canals. The more roots a tooth has, the longer the treatment will take to complete.
Immediate computersied on chair process of taking x-rays. Good bye to washing films, dark rooms and wait for the results.
Determines the exact length of invisible roots.
The X-Smart is an endodontic micro-motor, specifically designed to drive NiTi rotary instruments. The X-Smart™ is a simple, compact and lightweight unit, adapted to the needs of an endodontic practice. These are cordless, programmable, torque and speed fed devices that assists us to effectively clean and shape the roots almost 10 times faster than the conventional way.
Protaper Universal is a comprehensive system specifically designed to meet the needs of clinicians.so we can achieve best results with this instruments
- High cutting power.
- Apical taper for good canal cleaning.
Protaper Universal Gutta Percha Points match the shape of the the Protaper Universal Finishing FIles and are colour-coded for easy identification causes high success rate.
A post and core is a dental restoration used to sufficiently build-up tooth structure for future restoration i.e crown when there is not enough tooth structure to properly retain the crown. post is placed within the body of the root of a tooth that has already treated with root canal treatment.
Once upon a time, if the nerve in your tooth was diseased, you'd probably lose that tooth. Today with a special dental procedure called a root canal therapy we save that tooth. Inside each tooth there is a pulp which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth; it runs like a thread down through the root. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If you don't remove it, your tooth gets infected and you could lose it.
Root Canal Treatment entails the removal of infected pulp, cleanup and shaping the canals and filling the resultant canal area with a biocompatible material to keep the microorganism from reforming with in the canal.
At the Sridevi dental clinic, root canal treatment is usually done in a single sitting with latest technology and painless. We value your time and multiple sitting endodontics is now outdated and a thing of the past.
The Root Canal Procedure itself is painless. The pain the patient might feel is not due to RCT, but due to infection in the tooth. This pain is eventually eliminated by RCT.
Initial RCT mostly will have a success rate above 90%. Sometimes circumstances also affect the success of root canal treatment. The success rate of this procedure in the last 18 years has been 99%
Root canal treatment is similar to any other restorative procedure, but you will be having numbness. You can do your daily activities normally as there will be no inconvenience.
Root Canal Treatment can be done in one or more visits, depending on the situation. An infected tooth will need several appointments to make sure that the infection is eliminated. Some teeth may be more difficult to treat because of the position of the tooth, because they have many and curved root canals that are difficult to locate, or for other reasons. An uncomplicated root canal treatment often can be completed in one visit. Once the root canal treatment is finished, you will need to see your general dentist to have the tooth restored with a crown or filling
Whenever there is a possibility of saving the tooth it is good to choose to save rather than get it extracted because our natural teeth are good in all aspects. The dentist assures you to give a painless treatment and you need not worry about the pain.The alternative treatment is extraction. If you decide to get it extracted, then replacement must be done, otherwise the other teeth will be shifted or drifted. Also the cost of replacement teeth is 200% more than that of RCT. Moreover we can save the natural tooth by RCT which is more advisable.
Unfortunately, when a tooth is infected, the blood supply (pulp) running through the tooth is affected as well. As a result, there is no way to conduct the antibiotics to the needed area. They do however, assist in controlling and eliminating infection in the surrounding bone before and after root canal therapy.
Will my tooth last forever after treatment?
Many factors influence the treatment outcome: the patient’s general health, bone support around the tooth, strength of the tooth including possible fracture lines, shape and condition of the root and nerve canal(s) and continued follow-up care with your general dentist. Although we cannot guarantee the successful outcome of root canal procedures, you can be assured that the most advanced techniques and treatments modalities will be performed to ensure the best prognosis possible.