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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.
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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?
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    When nerve tissue or pulp is damaged, it breaks down and bacteria begin to multiply within the pulp chamber. The bacteria and other decayed debris cause an infection or abscessed tooth. An abscess is a painful pus filled pocket that forms at the end of a root.

    During a root canal treatment, the nerve and diseased pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. The nerve inside the tooth is not vitally important to a tooth's health and function after the tooth has emerged through the gums. Its only function is sensory - to provide the sensation of hot or cold. The presence or absence of a nerve will not affect the day-to-day functioning of the tooth.
    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' chart guide.
    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 treatment in 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.
    32 Smile Stone Dental Rubber Dam
    Dental Rubber Dam
    This is used for isolating the tooth being treated. It prevents contamination and strong medicines from going down the throat.

    32 Smile Stone Apex Locator & Dentaport Handpeice
    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.

    32 Smile Stone Rotary Files
    Rotary Files
    We use rotary file system for proper cleaning and shaping of the root canals.

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    Fiber Posts
    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.


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