Bad Breath
June 5, 2018

Root Canal

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment helps relieve an infection in the pulp of a tooth. This procedure becomes necessary when the internal chamber of a tooth is diseased or inflamed.
By this treatment, you can retain the natural tooth in its place and avoid the need of extraction by salvaging the tooth we avoid an implant, mal-alignment of your teeth, and prevent Temporomandibular Joint(TMJ disorder). Once the tooth has been Root Canal Treated it has to be reinforced with a crown to maintain the strength of your tooth.
Causes of Pulp Infections
The enamel and dentin layers of your teeth generally protect the pulp from damage. Various causes leads to pulp infection:
Indication of Root Canal Treatment
When the pulp of your tooth is infected, you may experience:
These symptoms suggest that a root canal treatment is needed in order to protect you from losing the affected tooth.
How Root Canal Treatment Works
The procedure of a root canal treatment can be done in one or several visits by your dentist depending on the condition of your infected tooth. First, you will be given a local anaesthetic to numb the infected area. Then, the nerve in the canal will be accessed through the tooth. Once the damaged area can be reached, the pulp (nerve) will be cleared by your dentist using specially designed equipment and the canal will be thoroughly cleaned. The canal will then be filled and sealed and the opening created to reach the root canal will be covered with a permanent filling and your dentist will then take impressions to fit you for a permanent dental crown.
Dr. Akanksha Srivastava
General Dentist