Dental pain is considered to be one of the worst pains ever encountered by the human race. The severity of the pain makes it dreadful. Once pain starts, it becomes difficult to control it.
In olden times, tooth extraction was the only means of treatment available to cure the pain. As a result, missing teeth were very common, not replacing which also had several ill consequences.
Thanks to modern day dentistry, it is possible to restore a tooth which has been much affected due to caries/decay. Root canal treatment (RCT) is the name of the treatment done for advanced dental caries. In this treatment, the carious part and infected pulp tissue is removed. The tooth is cleaned from inside and the canals of the tooth are filled with an inert material like gutta-percha. Slender dental instruments called files and reamers are used for this purpose. Generally, the first sitting is performed under local anesthesia. The subsequent sittings do not require the use of the same. The next sitting involves cleaning and shaping of the canals followed by filling the tooth with a restorative material. For accuracy, multiple X-rays of the tooth are taken. Conventional RCT used hand instruments, which increased the chair-side time of the procedure. It was time consuming for both, the dentist as well as the patient. Advents in dentistry have now made it less time consuming since now the procedure is performed using rotary instruments rather than conventional hand instruments. Use of rotary/motorized instruments reduces the duration of treatment and increases its accuracy. Followed by RCT, a custom made crown is placed over the tooth.
The general view of patients that the treatment is painful is actually a myth. The entire procedure is performed painlessly. Contrary to this common belief, the pain relief that is experienced by the patient after treatment is profound. In addition to pain relief, RCT helps you preserve your natural teeth in good condition. Placement of a crown over your root canal treated tooth increases the overall life of the tooth.
All the advanced services related to RCT are available at Dr. Saurabh’s Dental clinic & Implant Center, Udaipur. Visit us for a painless dental experience, the next time you experience dental pain of any kind!