Root Canal Treatment

Root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp) and cleaning and disinfecting it, then filling and sealing it. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth or a deep cavity.

Decades ago, root canal treatments were painful. With dental advances most patients experience very minimal pain during the treatment process.

  • Toothache. Pain can range from mild to severe. it may lessen or intensify throughout the day, or it may get worse even when you bite down on the tooth
  • Prolonged sensitivity to food or even liquids.
  • Swelling of gums also could be one of the symptoms

Frequently Asked questions

  • Q1. Is RCT painful?

    Because the tooth is infected one feels constant pain it is assumed that the treatment will also hurt. But in reality, the treatment is pain-free.

  • Q2. How many visits are required for RCT?

    The procedure might take 1-3 visits depending upon the condition of the teeth and the difficulty of the procedure

  • Q3. How long will it take the tooth to heal after an RCT?

    A successful RCT can result in pain for a few days but this pain is temporary and will go away with time. One just need to follow good oral care practice