A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma. The term "root canal" comes from cleaning of the canals inside the tooth's root.
WHY AND WHEN ARE ROOT CANAL TREATMENTS REQUIRED? Decay of the teeth (cavities) if left untreated, generally progress and gradually destroy a significant portion of the tooth before reaching the 'pulp' of the tooth. The pulp of the tooth is a thin soft tissue present in the tooth canals consisting of mainly nerves and blood vessels. Once this infection reaches the pulp it gives rise to a common 'dental pain'. At this stage the tooth can only be saved by performing a root canal treatment.
WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL TREATMENT ? In simple terms, root canal treatment is the removal of the infected soft tissue within the tooth and its replacement by an artificial inert 'filling' material. This procedure basically saves the tooth and eliminates dental pain.
WHY ROOT CANAL TREATMENTS AT Dentessa ? Generally completed in a single sitting of 30 minutes. If required, upto 6 root canals can be performed in a single sitting. Performed by experienced endodontists who exclusively practice root canals. (endodontists are dentists who further specialize in the root canal treatment). Performed under total isolation of the tooth using the rubber dam technique.
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