A common dental procedure aimed at saving a severely damaged or infected tooth.
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is a common dental procedure aimed at saving a severely damaged or infected tooth. Dental clinics often provide root canal services, and it is typically performed by a general dentist or an endodontist (a dentist who specializes in root canal treatments and related procedures).
Here’s what you can expect when getting a root canal treatment at a dental clinic:
If you have severe tooth pain, sensitivity, or signs of infection, your dentist will conduct a thorough examination of the affected tooth and may take X-rays to assess the extent of the problem. If the tooth’s pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels) is infected or damaged, a root canal may be recommended.
Before the procedure begins, Dr. Vikas Gupta numbs the area around the affected tooth with a local anesthetic to ensure you are comfortable during the treatment.
Vikas Gupta will create a small access hole in the crown of the tooth to reach the infected or damaged pulp.
Using specialized dental tools, Dr. Vikas will carefully remove the infected or damaged pulp from the inside of the tooth and clean the root canals to ensure no bacteria or debris remain.
After cleaning and shaping the root canals, Dr. Gupta will fill them with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. This material seals the canals to prevent further infection.
In most cases, a tooth that undergoes root canal treatment becomes more fragile, so a dental crown is usually placed on top of the tooth to provide strength, protection, and aesthetics.
After the root canal treatment is complete, you may need to schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure the tooth is healing properly and the infection has been eliminated.
It’s essential to follow any post-treatment instructions provided by Dr. Vikas Gupta to promote proper healing and ensure the long-term success of the root canal treatment.
If you are experiencing severe tooth pain or suspect you may need a root canal, feel free to Book an Appointment with Dr. Vikas Gupta. Early intervention can help save the tooth and prevent the infection from spreading to surrounding tissues.