Usually, it is done when you have an infection deep inside the tooth. Here are some symptoms of the infection :
> Severe pain while eating something.
> Sensitivity Pain ( hot or Cold)
> Swelling of the gums.
> Tooth turning in dark (black) color.
If it’s not done, the decayed pulp can cause the infection & effect your other teeth & gums.
*If you ignore the treatment soon your tooth will be decayed completely & removing that
*tooth will be only the option from getting relief from the pain. Though it can be replaced
with an artificial tooth.
*Face swelling can be there if treatment is not done.
X-rays will be taken to see the position of your tooth. To keep the area dry a sheet of rubber is placed around the tooth.
Anesthesia is given through injection to numb the decayed tooth. It will give you a feel of a bit of a pinch. It’s important so that you do not feel the major pain during the treatment.
Then small tools are used to create an opening in the tooth so that access can be done inside the tooth.
Next dentist will use tools to clean away damaged pulp also he will file the shape of the inner layer of the tooth. Water is used to flush away the debris. The further doctor will put appropriate medicine to remove bacteria completely to avoid infection.
Once the tooth is completely clean, tooth opening will be closed with a temporary filling.
After a few weeks, treatment will be completed by filling a permanent crown on top of your tooth.
Until your root canal treatment is not finished, till permanent crown is not placed take care of these things.
Do not eat hard food.
Brush with a soft hand.
Avoid touching the area with your tongue.
Take proper medication as prescribed by your doctor.
Brush regularly two times a day.
Reduce daily sugar intake.
Drink plenty of water.
Regular dental checkups.
Average cost of this treatment is INR 2000/- to INR 10,000/-
Any pain is worth it if it is good for your health. Further, most people can feel mild pain.
A root canal treatment lasts for 8 to 10 years.
This treatment takes 2 to 3 sittings.
One sitting may take up to 20 to 30 minutes.
Yes! It is a safe treatment millions of people get it done for a healthy tooth.