Root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of extracting it. The main purpose is to remove the diseased pulp, clean and shape the root canal system, disinfect the contaminated root canals, and then obturate (fill) the root canal system. Root canal therapy is not only performed when pain relief from an infected or inflamed pulp is required but also to prevent adverse signs and symptoms from the surrounding sequelae and promote the healing and repair of the surrounding peri radicular tissues.
The main reason for dental pulpal problems has been related to bacterial contamination of the root canals. When a tooth's nerve tissue or pulp is damaged, it breaks down and bacteria begin to multiply within the pulp chamber. The bacteria and other decayed debris can cause an infection or abscess in tooth. Therefore, significantly reducing the bacterial load within the root canal system, and then filling the canals with an inert obturating material aid in preventing bacterial re-infection. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma to it.
An infection in the root canal of a tooth can cause:
Swelling that may spread to other areas of the face, neck, or head.
Bone loss around the tip of the root.
Drainage problems extending outward from the root. A hole can occur through the side of the tooth with drainage into the gums or through the cheek with drainage into the skin.
Root canal treatment is highly successful; the procedure has more than a 95% success rate. Many teeth fixed with a root canal can last a lifetime.
Also, because the final step of the root canal procedure is application of a restoration such as a crown or a filling, it will not be obvious to onlookers that a root canal was performed.
MICROSCOPIC ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
In root canal treatment, accurate treatment is not only dependent on the technical skills and knowledge of the dentist, but also on clear, detailed visualization of the surgical field.
The outcome of an endodontic therapy is influenced by many factors that are not visible to the naked eye – e.g.
It helps us with diagnosis and creating an effective treatment plan
Finding additional root canals,
Negotiating calcified canals or anatomical variations,
Identifying longitudinal fractures.
We can diagnose and treat perforations more efficiently,
Removal of separated instruments from canal.
Root canal can be cleaned and filled in a very precise way.
Retreatment of canals by removing old seal with special ultrasonic instruments.
It can increase the success rate of the process and the results last longer.
The high magnification and illumination provided by a dental microscope has become indispensable for both diagnosis and therapy.
Modern endodontic treatment is relatively expensive owing to the use of expensive technology and materials necessary for carrying out this procedure.
At Ideal Dental Care you get affordable & painless treatment.