Root Canal Therapy
Why is the Root Canal performed?
Root of the tooth sits in the bone below the gum. The root of your tooth is usually twice as long as the crown, the part you see above the gumline.The pulp is the living tissue of the tooth with blood supply and nerve supply. Once the dental caries (decay ) involves the pulp, the pulp gets infected causing pain. The aim of the root canal treatment is to remove the infected pulp. This is done by removing the infected pulp with files in the pulp chamber and cleaning and shaping the root canals and sealing the canal with a filling material.
THE STORY OF ROOT CANAL THERAPY
Each tooth has a soft tissue – the pulp which nourishes the tooth. Because of deep decay, injury, or gum disease, the pulp tissue in your tooth has become inflamed or infected. In any other part of your body, if a similar tissue becomes diseased, the body merely throws it off and forms new tissue. However, a tooth is a unique and different. Because the infected soft tissue (pulp) within the tooth is totally encased within hard tissue, it is the role of the dentist to remove the soft tissue located in the root canals, cleanse the area, and finally fill the canals with a special material so that bacteria cannot re-enter the tooth to cause another infection. When the endodontic treatment is complete, the tooth is by no means "dead". It receives quite adequate support from the surrounding tissues and may be expected to last as long as any other natural tooth.
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After the tooth is anesthetized, an opening is made through the crown into the pulp chamber.
The length of the root canals is determined.
Unhealthy pulp is removed. Canals are cleaned, enlarged and shaped.
Canals are filled and sealed. A metal post may be added for structural support or to retain restorative materials
Root Canal - Laser assisted Treatment
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. Root canal involves the cleaning and sterilization of the root canal and removal of tissue from the canal. Most of the Root canal failures are attributed to incomplete removal of tissue from the canals. Laser when used for cleaning and sterilization within the canals, burns any tissue left and hence increases the success of the root canal treatments. We have good experience in laser assisted root canal sterilization and almost all root canal treatments at our clinic are laser assisted.