Most people fear anything related to teeth and as well as dentists. You know, because of all the drilling and the scary equipment’s. Even though it is essential to get a dental checkup done so as to rule out any kind of diseases or conditions in the mouth.
One of the most common problems faced in the mouth and teeth besides cavities, is a condition in the root canals of the teeth.
When a tooth starts decaying, the bacteria and other decayed food particles, which have been stagnant in the tooth for a long time, build up and eventually result in decay of the teeth.
One of the most common treatments which is performed to treat the decay in the teeth is Root Canal Treatment.
What is Root Canal Treatment?
The process of root canal treatment is complicated and also delicate to a great extent. The tooth has two parts which are the crown and root. The crown constitutes the enamel, dentin and the pulp. The root constitutes the cementum, dentin and root canals which are filled with pulpal tissue.
When an infection enters the tooth, it passes through enamel, dentin and reaches the pulp. Inside the pulp, infection reaches the root through root canals and enters the bone below the tooth.
Root canal treatment aims in the removal of all the infection present in the pulp. Once cleaned, the sterile and clean area in the pulp is first sealed and then covered with tooth cement which is a permanent restoration.
Root canal treatment cost depends mainly on the severity of the tooth problem and to what extent the tooth is affected. The cost of root canals also depends on the particular teeth which is being operated on. Root canal treatment costs ranges from Rs. 2000 to Rs. 3000 at GA Dental. The root canal treatment cost may also be higher or lower according to the dentist performing the procedure.
The Root Canal Treatment Steps:
A root canal procedure is not done overnight as it requires multiple visits to a dentist. The steps for a root canal treatment is common for most dentists.
Consulting a dentist or an endodontist is very important before going through with the root canal treatment. The dentist will then explain the steps of root canal treatment before it is done so that the patient understands and knows what to expect.
The root canal treatment steps are:
- The first root canal treatment step involves the dentist administering a local anaesthesia to ensure that the procedure is painless for the patient. The anesthesia is usually given in the first session or sitting itself and then the top layer of the tooth is removed.
- In the second root canal treatment step, files are the instruments which are used by the dentists to clean up the pulp cavity. The infected portion of the pulp is removed totally and cleaned with a lot of precision so as to not miss out on any area. If any of the pulp is left behind, the infection might still be present and continue to spread.
- Once the pulp cavity is cleaned totally they are shaped to fill into the sealing material which is used. A type of cement known as Gutta purcha is used to seal the pulp canals which is then covered by permanent filling.
- It is important to undergo all the sittings and root canal treatment steps to completely treat the tooth. Placing the crown is the final step of root canal treatment which ensures the safety and the placement of the teeth in its position.
Even after the root canal surgery is done, it is still important to get regular dental check ups done so that the teeth can be monitored closely by the dentist just in case there any complications. Adequate oral hygiene and also good care of teeth should be maintained so that other teeth do not contract the infection nor does it spread.
About Dr. Gowtham Kattamuri
Dr. Gowtham has done his BDS from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2006 and MDS – Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics from Dr. MGR Medical University in 2010. He is a skilled Endodontist with an experience of over 10 years. Dr. Gowtham is specialized in replacement of teeth, Dental Implants, prosthetics for maxillofacial defects such as artificial eye, ear, nose and orbital defects, Smile Makeovers with laminates, Zirconia, veneers metal free ceramics. He also performs general dental procedures such as restorations and extractions. He also is trained as an International Patient Coordinator.
ABOUT THE CLINIC:
GA Dental Clinics is a standout amongst the all the famous dental hospitals in Hyderabad, owing to the world class infrastructure it has, and the utility of leading edge technology at the clinic. Besides its unique infrastructure and highly qualified specialists, GA Dental believes in delivering services at par with global standards.