When you first hear about root canal treatment, it may sound terrifying at first but it is actually a very routinely done procedure and with the recent advancements not painful at all. When your tooth has an infection your dentist may advise you to undergo a root canal treatment to save your natural tooth, this will help to alleviate tooth pain.
Following are the different steps in a root canal procedure as followed by the best root canal specialist in Mumbai-
Your dentist will start by numbing the area by using a gel or spray, this will be followed by injecting a local anesthetic. The area is completely numbed so there is no discomfort during the root canal procedure. Once the tooth is completely numbed we can start with the next step.
The dentist will start with drilling inside the tooth to get access into the pulp chamber of the tooth, which has nerve innervations. Once the access has been gained rubber dam is placed to isolate the tooth from the rest of the mouth. In root canal treatment rubber dam prevents any saliva from entering the tooth and also prevents any irrigation liquids used in the tooth from entering the rest of the mouth. Once the access is gained your dentist will use a locator to gauge the length of the tooth which is essential for root canal treatment.
At The Dental Bond we use Microscope for better visualization and evaluation of the tooth chamber. Microscope provides us with better illumination and magnification, this improves the overall prognosis of the tooth and chances of reinfection in root canal treated tooth are close to zero once the tooth has been cleaned under the microscope.
Once access has been gained inside the tooth your dentist needs to shape the canals inside the tooth with the help of small instruments. Once the canals have been shaped, disinfected by using various irrigation solutions we are ready for the next step of root canal procedure.
At The Dental Bond we use Laser for final disinfection of the canal just before the final filling of the canals after which your dentist may continue on to the next step of root canal procedure.
The dentist will use gutta percha as a filling material for root canals. Along with gutta percha some cement is added as well to seal the canal from outside microorganisms to prevent any infection. If a canal is poorly sealed there is always a chance of reinfection or spread of decay which we do not want in any situation.
The access cavity made initially into the tooth needs to be filled with a strong material. Your dentist may in some situations advise you to go for a post and core which helps in strengthening the tooth by inserting a fiber post along with a strong core build up material. This will strengthen the tooth and give better structure on which cap can be placed post a root canal treatment.
In some cases the dentist may advise you to take certain medications to reduce the infection and inflammation around the tooth. Your dentist may prescribe you if needed, though it is not indicated in all cases.
After post root canal filling is done your dentist will go ahead with a crown, this is to reinforce the tooth structure that is remaining. Once the crown is placed you can comfortably chew any food items of your choice.
At The Dental Bond we use lithium disilicate crowns from E.max (Ivoclar vivadent, Switzerland). These are the best crowns that exist in the world and they bond to the tooth unlike any other material to the tooth preventing any leakage or seepage of food debris under the crown. What’s even better about it is that we can see through the crowns by taking simple X-rays allowing us to evaluate the treated tooth without even removing the crown in the years to come.
These are the steps in root canal treatment, it is totally pain free and the best way to save a natural tooth. So book your appointment today at The Dental Bond for a relaxed dental experience!