Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatments aimed to save a tooth that is damaged, infected or badly decayed. The treatment involves (1) removal of the nerves and pulp and (2) cleaning and sealing the infected area inside the tooth.
Root canal cost depends on factors such as the severity of damage, the type of the tooth to preserved and restorations method included.
Steps for Root Canal treatment
1. We examines and takes a radiograph of the tooth using x-rays, then administers local anesthetic. After the tooth is numb, a small protective sheet called a “dental dam” is placed over the area to isolate the tooth and keep it clean and free of saliva during the procedure.
2, Dentist will makes an opening in the crown of the tooth. Very small instruments are used to clean the pulp from the pulp chamber and root canals and to shape the space for filling.
3. After space is cleaned and shaped, dentist fills the root canals with a biocompatible material, usually a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The gutta-percha is placed with an adhesive cement to ensure complete sealing of the root canals. In most cases, a temporary filling is placed to close the opening. The temporary filling will be removed by your dentist before the tooth is restored.
4. After the final visit for root canal treatment, it’s advised to have a crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function.