Root Canal Therapy

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Root Canal Dentistry Service

Root canal (endodontic therapy) therapy is a dental procedure to treat infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal system). Root canal treatment is also called endodontics which is a branch of dentistry that is entirely dedicated to the study of dental pulp.

In root canal therapy you will receive a sequence of treatment for the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the tooth from future microbial invasion. The infection is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and invade the tooth when:

  • tooth decay occurs
  • fillings leak
  • teeth are damaged by trauma, such as a fall

Like every part of the body, even our teeth are connected to the circulatory system. The dental pulp, a soft tissue located below the gum line, contains the arteries and veins providing the tooth with its nutrients. If the pulp is infected and not treated, it dies. Infected pulp can also cause an abscess. Infected pulp is mostly painless, unless the pulp swells.

In root canal treatment, once the bacteria are removed, the root canal is filled and the tooth is sealed with a filling material like gold alloy, cement or crown. In most cases, the inflamed tissue at the end of the tooth will heal naturally. Removing the pulp through a root canal therapy and filling the tooth is the only resort for incurable damaged pulp. Not doing the root canal in time and further damage of the pulp, tooth extraction can be necessary.

Your tooth might need a root canal therapy if:

It hurts when you bite or touch the tooth

Heat/cold sensitivity

Swelling around the tooth

It is discolored (whether it hurts or not)

Cracked or broken tooth along with other symptoms

Root Canal Therapy Steps

At any of diamond dental clinics, you will be treated by expert dentist and sophisticated technology that reduces the chances of relapse of the infection and extreme pain.

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