Being Professor and Head Of the Department of Endodontics and Conservative Dentistry.
I, Dr. Manish and my team is well versed with root canals, multiple root canals in single sitting, post and core build up, esthetics, corrections and much more.
We at Aashu Dental use state of art equipments like rotary endodontics, crown down method, protaper system, radiovisuography to envision modern root canals in a much better perspective.
I would like you to visit us and take on a first hand experience in case of any dental treatment required by you and your relatives.
When there is an acute infection with no pus accumalation in & around the tooth, Root canal treatment can be completed in a single sitting. The biggest diagnostic aid in this case is an X-ray. Which shows presence or absence of pus accumalation in the form of a Periapical Radioluency.
X Ray shows Periapical Radioluency.
The total amount of appointment time that will be required for your root canal treatment can hinge on a number of factors. Some of these are:
You will have to ask your dentist what amount of time is needed for your treatment. As a ballpark estimate however, it seems likely that any single appointment will last somewhere between 30 to 60 minutes and in some cases possibly as long as 90 minutes.
Root Canal Treatment(RCT) is only performed on numbed teeth. This helps ease the pain and the patient is more relaxed. Once the tooth is numbed, the dentist stretches a sheet of rubber around the tooth. It acts like a dam that keeps the saliva uncontaminated with bacteria while the procedure is being performed.
The dentist then uses a drill to gain access to the area inside the tooth where the nerve is. A hole is made inside the tooth, down to the pulp chamber. Next, the dentist cleans the pulp chamber and all root canals using instruments that look like small pins – the “root canal files”. The dentist uses the root canal files in an up – and – down twisting motion. This scrapes and scrubs the root canal, cleaning it of debris and bacteria. Periodically the dentist also washes out the tooth to flush away the remaining debris.
Once the tooth is cleaned the dentist uses root canal filling material to fill in and seal up the interior. Some dentists choose to do this on the same day as the root canal treatment, while others choose to wait for about a week. In this case they will use a temporary filling to keep contaminates out until the permanent filling is placed.
It is very likely that patients will feel their teeth a bit tender after the procedure. Sensitivity is minimized by the use of analgesic and anti – inflammatory medicine. The dentist will instruct the patients on how to chew on the treated teeth.