Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Has pain in your tooth kept you awake all night? Is there a large cavity in your tooth that is usually painful? Well, then you may need a Root Canal Treatment.

At Aspen Dental Care, we have expertly treated thousands of root canal cases to provide our patients the best root canal treatment required.

What is a Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatments are valuable dental procedures used to treat and preserve teeth with badly infected roots. The pulp located within the tooth, contains nerve endings and tissues. When it becomes infected due to tooth decay, trauma or gum infection, patients can experience pain, swelling and even total tooth loss unless treated. Root canal treatment removes the damaged parts of the tooth and infected pulp from the root canals and the root canals are then sealed. This ensures the tooth doesn’t get infected again in the future. A crown is then fixed over the remaining tooth structure that provides a natural appearance and normal tooth function. The treatment relieves the tooth pain and restores normal function.

How Do I Know if I Need a Root Canal?

Nerve damage may sometimes go completely unnoticed. At other times, symptoms may cause excruciating pain. Some of the signs that a tooth may need a root canal include:
  • An abscess or swelling along the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot, cold or sweet foods
  • Toothaches
  • Pain when biting or chewing
  • A tooth that appears to be darkening in colour
A root canal treatment performed in time can prevent severe bone loss which may cause the tooth to fall off. Treating it quickly can help you retain your natural tooth for years to come.

Root Canal Treatment Procedure

root canal treatment at Aspen Dental Care, Bangalore
The decision to perform a root canal treatment is made after thorough examination which includes assessment of signs, symptoms and X-rays. Depending on the presence of active infection, the treatment may be completed in 1 to 3 appointments. The main goal is to free the tooth from infection and prevent re-infection in the future.

At the start of the procedure a local anesthetic is administered to prevent any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Since the infected pulp is located within the tooth structure, an access is made to reach the pulp from the outer surface of the tooth. Once the pulp is reached , the pulp is removed from the crown and root portion of the teeth.

Now the empty root canal chamber is thoroughly rinsed using antibacterial liquids and ultrasonics to disinfect and clean it properly. The now clean and disinfected root canal chamber is filled and sealed with a biocompatible material called gutta percha. A crown is then fixed over the root canal treated tooth to restore aesthetics and function.

A perfectly performed root canal treatment ensures longevity as long as your remaining healthy teeth.
Root Canal treatment – Does that word scare you? Many people fear the word root canal and have for a long time. But thanks to advancements in products and techniques, root canals are faster and more thorough. As a result of this, chances of post procedural pain and complications have decreased, as well as the amount of time you spend in the dental chair.

Keeping You Comfortable

Root canal treatments usually require 1 to 3 appointments to complete. Rest assured, our dentist at Aspen Dental Care will keep you as comfortable as possible throughout the process! If you suspect that you may need a root canal, contact Aspen Dental Care today to schedule an evaluation

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