Root canal treatment is performed when a carious infection reaches the pulp (blood vessels and nerve supply to the tooth). Unlike the old techniques, where RCT was performed in multiple sittings, WE Dental provides the latest technique, where the procedure is completed in a single sitting that takes between 20 and 45 minutes, depending on the teeth (front or back teeth).
A root canal is a dental procedure that repairs and saves a damaged or infected tooth. It is performed when the nerve and pulp of a tooth become diseased or infected. This can happen as a result of deep decay, a crack or chip in the tooth, or repeated dental procedures.
Here is a brief overview of the RCT treatment procedure:
Anesthesia: Your dentist will numb the area around your tooth with a local anesthetic. This will help to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure.
Access opening: Your dentist will create a small opening in the top of your tooth. This will allow them to reach the tooth root.
Cleaning and shaping: Dentists will use specialized instruments to clean and shape the root canal. This will remove any infected tissue and bacteria.
Filling: Once the root canal is clean and shaped, your dentist will fill it with a material called gutta percha. This will seal the canal and prevent further infection.
Restoration: Finally, your dentist will restore your tooth to its original function and appearance. This may involve placing a crown or other type of restoration.
RCT treatment is a safe and effective way to save teeth that are infected or damaged. It is also a much cheaper alternative to tooth extraction. Here are some of the benefits of getting a RCT :
Saves teeth: Root canal treatment can save teeth that are infected or damaged. This can help you preserve your natural smile and avoid the need for bridges or implants.
Improves oral health: Root canal treatment can help to improve your oral health by removing infected or damaged tissue from the inside of your tooth. This can help to prevent the infection from spreading to other teeth and gums.
Reduces pain and discomfort: Root canal treatment can help to reduce pain and discomfort caused by infected or damaged teeth.
Improves appearance: RCT treatment can help improve your appearance by restoring the natural look of your teeth.
Laser root canal treatment is another advancement used in present-day practice. Lasers are used as an adjunct in endodontic treatment. The laser light is passed through the root canal, which helps in disinfection. This enhances the healing process and improves the decontamination process better than regular root canal filling. WE Dental prefers single-visit endodontic treatment that ensures patients receive the treatment in less time with the utmost care and concern.
Isolation plays a major role in the success rate of root canal filling. Contamination of the operating area can lead to failure of the treatment no sooner; hence, WE Dental follows strict protocol in isolating the surgical area. RUBBER DAM is an advanced isolation technique that contains a thin sheet held by a clamp and a frame in which all the remaining teeth except the operating teeth are covered. This is very essential for the operating field to avoid contamination like saliva and fluids in and out. This method of isolation helps in achieving goals like moisture control, retraction and access, and harm prevention.