Root Canal Treatment
What is a root canal treatment?
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. The nerve of a tooth and its pulp can get inflamed due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on a tooth or a deep filling.
During a root canal procedure, the nerve is removed, canals cleaned and the pulp chamber sealed with a filling material. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will remain infected and an abscess may form.
What are the signs that a root canal treatment is needed?
Severe toothache like a nerve pain
Pain on chewing, biting or application of pressure
Pain radiating to the TMJ joint and giving headaches
Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
Discoloration or darkening of the tooth
Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums
A drainage abscess or bad taste in the mouth
Fever and general ill-feeling
Will a root canal affect the functioning in my mouth?
Screening of cases for clear or invisible teeth aligners is necessary before starting. Your orthodontist or dentist will help you decide what's best for you. Our orthodontists in New Delhi have experience treating people with aligners. Clear orthodontic aligners are typically used for patients who have mild / moderately crowded teethor have minor spacing issues. Patients who have severe crowding or spacing problems, severe under-bite, over-bite and cross-bite may need more complex treatment.
Because the invisible aligners are custom built for a tight fit, they are good for adults and older teenagers. Straightening a young child's teeth is best done using traditional braces. Children's teeth and jaws are still growing and developing; hence the doctor must consider this when setting up treatment.
What is the cost of root canal treatment in India?
The cost varies depending on the severity of the problem, extent of damage and the experience of the dentist. Cost of root canal treatment in India
(not including crown) could range from $300-350, when compared to US and Europe where it could be from $800-1000. The fee charged by endodontists could be much higher. For cost of dental treatment in India,
kindly refer to our 'Cost Benefit'
Is root canal a painful treatment?
The procedure is relatively comfortable and often painless since the tooth is anaesthetised during treatment. After the treatment, the tooth may be sensitive or tender for a few days due to inflammation of the surrounding tissues. Follow the dentist's prescription for pain and infection control. Our painless and low cost root canal treatmentin New Delhi makes this treatment more acceptable to patients in our office.
Advanced techniques and instruments used
Advanced root canal techniques using rotary instruments have made the treatment painless and comfortable to the patient. Proper sterilization techniques are followed and single visit root canal treatments in India are gaining importance.
Mentioned below are some of the advanced instruments and techniques used in our dental clinic in New Delhi.
Dental Rubber Dam
This is used for isolating the tooth being treated. It prevents contamination and strong medicines from going down the throat.
Root ZX II Apex Locator & Dentaport Handpeice
This is used to measure the length of the root canals electronically using rotary files. This instrument is considered to be one of the best in the world and the most accurate.
We use rotary file system for proper cleaning and shaping of the root canals.
These are non-metal posts used sometimes to build-up the remaining tooth structure when it is not adequate.
Can root canal be done in a single sitting?
Most of the root canals done in our dental clinic are in a single visit. However, when the tooth is infected or abscessed, multiple sittings maybe required.
Is a crown recommended after root canal procedure?
After a root canal treatment, the tooth is protected by placing a crown or other dental restoration over it. This is because a root canal treated tooth often becomes brittle and placing a crown restores it to full function. Dr. Shivani will guide you about the different varieties and cost of dental crowns
in New Delhi.
Can root canal treatment be prevented?
By following good oral hygiene practices one can reduce the chances of a tooth developing cavities and hence a need for a root canal procedure. It is advisable to brush twice a day, floss after meals and schedule regular dental visits every six months. Trauma resulting from a sports related injury can be reduced by wearing a sports guard.