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Root Canal Treatment (RCT)

Root Canal Treatment is also known as Endodontic treatment. To know about this treatment in detail, it is important to know about your root canal and its associated structures. The interstitial space within the tooth root is referred as pulp. Nerves, pulp chamber, blood vessels etc. are the structures that constitutes with in the pulp.
A root canal treatment is conducted to repair and save a decayed or infected tooth. Nerve and pulp of the tooth is removed by the Dentist during a root canal treatment and the inside of your tooth is well-cleaned and sealed. The removal of tooth nerve does not affect tooth health as its function is pretty much over once the tooth has emerged over the gums. The function of the nerve is only sensory which is to provide the sensation of hot or cold. Hence, removal of nerves does not affect the teeth’s function in daily life. One of the main highlight of Root Canal treatment is that it does not require removal of an entire tooth structure as the infection spreads. Through this Root Canal Procedure, the disease can be managed effectively and treated by retaining the tooth.

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Abscess formation due to inflammation of tissues can occur if treatment is denied. In this situation, the removal of pulp becomes necessary to avoid further damage by spreading of infection. Root canal treatment becomes a necessity in this regard. After the pulp is removed, the remaining structure is cleaned. This structure is also appropriately filled and shaped. The root canal thus gets sealed off. The tooth is then restored with a Crown or filling for protection purposes and functions like any other teeth for many years.
Other complications that may arise due to the spread of infection apart from abscess formation are given below:
1. Swelling that gradually spreads to neck, face or head.
2. Loss of bone at the tip of root and formation of granulation on cyst.
3. Drainage problems- This is due to a hole that is formed on the side of your teeth or cheeks that will lead to draining onto gums and skin accordingly.
Several factors can cause damage of pulp. Some of these factors are as follows:
1. A crack in the tooth.
2. A cavity of sufficient depth.
3. Tooth injuries such as a strong knock, causing a major distortion of the tooth structure.
A Root Canal Treatment is reported to be painless compared to the natural tooth extraction process. It is very comfortable and does not interfere in daily life activities. It is highly cost-effective in the sense that tooth extraction process can take longer due to follow-up requirement for fixing dentures, Bridges etc. and is costlier. Crowns function just like any natural teeth and gives a more appealing look.
At Adarsh Dental clinic, we provide Root Canal treatments depending on your individual requirements. Our team of specialized Endodontist and other doctors using high Endo technology will help you receive the best treatment outcome possible. Fix your smile and laugh out confidently with our root canal treatments. Book Appointment now 

Authored By Dr. Vinamra Dhariwal - Dentist, Chennai

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