Root canal treatment is the removal of the tooth's pulp, a small, thread-like tissue in the center of the tooth. Once the damaged, diseased or dead pulp is removed, the remaining space is cleaned, shaped and filled. This procedure seals off the root canal. Years ago, teeth with diseased or injured pulps were removed. Today, root canal treatment saves many teeth that would otherwise be lost.
The most common causes of pulp damage or death are:
A. Cracked tooth
B. Deep cavity
An injury to a tooth, such as a severe knock to the tooth, either recent or in the past.
Once the pulp is infected or dead, if left untreated, pus can build up at the root tip in the jawbone, forming an abscess. An abscess can destroy the bone surrounding the tooth and cause pain and swelling.
How Long Will the Restored Tooth Last?
RCT treated and restored tooth/teeth can last a lifetime with proper care. Because tooth decay can still occur in treated teeth, good oral hygiene and regular dental exams are necessary to prevent further problems.
As there is no longer a pulp keeping the tooth alive, root-treated teeth can become brittle and are more prone to fracture. This is an important consideration when deciding whether to place crown over the tooth or just do permanent filling on the tooth after root canal treatment.
RCT is usually requires 3-4 appointments for complete procedure.
We at cosmo laser dental clinic have all option available right from single sitting root canal to multiple sitting root canal.Single sitting RCT is possible with Endomotor (rotary machine) in non-infected cases and no abscess formation.