Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics)

Introduction

Root canal treatment is a procedure, which eliminates infection that has reached the nerves of the affected tooth. Signs of infection requiring root canal treatment include pain, prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold, tenderness to chewing, swelling a...

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Benefits of Root Canal Treatment


Root canal treatment eliminates pain from a badly infected tooth which otherwise has to be extracted. Saving the natural tooth will help maintain chewing efficiency and protect the other teeth from excessive wear or stress. It also helps maintain your natural smile.

Treatment Process


1. A thorough examination is done and an x-ray of the tooth is taken.
2. Local anaesthetic is administered. A 'dental dam' is placed over the tooth to keep it clean and free of saliva during the procedure.
3. An opening is made in the crown of the tooth and small instruments...

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FAQs on Root Canal Treatment


1. Is root canal treatment painful?
2. Can all teeth be treated with root canal treatment?
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