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Root Canal Treatment in India
Root Canal (Endodontic) Treatment in India is one of the most common dental procedures performed by a trained general dentist or a specialist called Endodontist available at your chosen India Dental Clinic. Root canal treatment procedure is known as endodontic treatment. This dental procedure replaces a tooth's damaged or infected pulp with a filling. The pulp consists of specialised dental cells, blood vessels, tissue fibres and some nerve fibers located in the hollow space in the central part of the tooth. Damage to the pulp may be caused by untreated dental decay, decay beneath a filling, tooth damage due to trauma, tooth grinding (bruxism) or gum disease. The field of dentistry that deals with the internal tissues of the teeth is known as Endodontics. The RCT procedure is also known as endodontic therapy.
In a situation when the tooth is abscessed, there forms a pus-filled sac at the root of a tooth, causing pain and swelling as may be explained by India dentist at chosen root canal treatment clinic in India. The most frequent cause of pulp death is a cracked tooth or a deep cavity. Bacteria can attack your tooth through a weak filling, a cavity, or a crack. Your pulp becomes infected as bacteria reach the pulp. Ultimately, the bacteria could destroy the pulp. This may lead to infection of the bone as the bacteria escapes through the root openings. An abscess can also cause damage to the bone around the teeth.
The common symptoms most evident of an endodontic disease include:
Swelling of the gum near the affected tooth; loosening of tooth; throbbing tooth pain; Oozing of pus surrounding the affected tooth; sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and foods; constant or intermittent tooth pain.
Without root canal treatment (Endodontic therapy), you are looking at tooth extraction. Success rates for endodontic treatment at dental surgery India are generally good. About 90 to 95 per cent of patients who undergo root canal treatment can expect a functional tooth after the treatment. The treated tooth should last a very long time, provided that you maintain good oral hygiene and generally look after your teeth. Of course, no therapy or replacement will last as well as a healthy tooth.
Though an extraction is cheaper, the space left behind will require an implant or a bridge, which can be relatively expensive than root canal surgery. If you have the choice, it's always best to keep your original teeth. Tooth replacement with dental implants is a modern way in cosmetic dentistry. Once the tooth is fully formed, nutrition for the tooth comes from the tissues surrounding the root. Therefore, a tooth can function without its pulp and, in the majority of cases, can be kept indefinitely. After endodontic treatment (RCT), the tooth is ‘pulpless’, but it is not a dead tooth.
Root Canal Procedure – Root Canal Surgery
A patient would want to know what does a root canal treatment involves. In earlier days, several visits to the dentists were needed. Now-a-days majority of the cases are completed as single sitting root canal treatment, using local anesthesia. For the over sensitive patients, different forms of sedation dentistry can be followed. Today, a great number of dental offices use the latest in Nickel-titanium rotary instruments to carry out root canal treatment which minimizes the pain as well as time of the procedure. One to three visits to dentists at India Dental Clinic may be needed in many cases. A dentist or Endodontist will remove the diseased pulp during the endodontic surgery. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed.
Here's how your tooth is saved through root canal therapy:
1) An opening is made through the crown of the tooth.
2) Next an opening is made through the crown of the tooth into the pulp chamber.
3) The pulp is then removed. The root canal(s) is cleaned and shaped to a form that can be filled.
4) The pulp is removed and the root canals are cleaned, enlarged and shaped.
5) Medications may be put in the pulp chamber and root canal(s) to help get rid of bacteria and prevent infection.
6) A temporary filling will be placed in the crown opening to protect the tooth between dental visits. Your dentist may leave the tooth open for a few days to drain. You might also be given medicine to help control infection that may have spread beyond the tooth.
7) The pulp chamber and root canals are filled and sealed.
8) The temporary filling is removed and the pulp chamber and root canal(s) are cleaned and filled.
9) The final step usually involves a gold dental crown or porcelain crown placed over the tooth by your dentist.
10) The crown of the tooth is then restored.
There are many other surgical procedures that can be performed to save a tooth, the most common in Endodontics is called Apicoectomy or root-end resection. When inflammation or infection persists in the bony area around the end of your tooth after a root canal procedure, your Endodontist may have to perform an apicoectomy.
Alternatives to painless endodontic surgery
Often there are patients visiting India Dental Clinic who would prefer extraction of tooth to root canal surgery. The extracted tooth must then be replaced with a dental implant, tooth bridge, or removable partial denture to restore chewing function and to prevent adjacent teeth from shifting. Because these alternatives require surgery or dental procedures on adjacent healthy teeth, endodontic surgery is usually the most biologic and cost-effective option for maintaining your oral health. However, it also ironically true that many times endodontically treated teeth become very brittle with time after treatment. This situation necessitates of dental crown to effectively rebuild these teeth, as inlay/onlay treatment is not effective. If the tooth is crowned, a separate procedure called a post and core is often needed to build up the tooth. A small post is cemented in the tooth and a core of filling material is built up around this post.
Cost of Root Canal Treatment in India
At several dental care centers located in different cities of India, the root canal treatment is charged on anterior tooth, pre molar tooth, and molar tooth basis. Further, the root canal surgery cost also varies depending on how complex the problem is and which tooth is affected. Molars are more difficult to treat, the fee is usually more. Generally, endodontic treatment and restoration of the natural tooth are less expensive than the alternative of having the tooth extracted. An extracted tooth must be replaced with a dental bridge or a tooth implant to restore chewing function and prevent adjacent teeth from shifting. These procedures tend to cost more than endodontic treatment and appropriate restoration. With root canal treatment you save your natural teeth and money. The savings in cost would depend on the type of dental insurance you hold.