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Oral health is the gateway to overall health. While a beautiful smile enhances your facial charm, having strong teeth and healthy gums helps you maintain overall health. Nowadays, most people suffer various dental problems due to poor oral hygiene, bad lifestyle habits, infections, or injuries. These problems require timely attention and management before they become extremely discomforting and untreatable. In recent times, most people have suffered from tooth decay at a young age and often require root canal treatment to manage the condition. At Thyme dental clinic (Gurgaon), we are committed to serving our customers with the best root canal treatments with utmost care and precision.
Dental root canal or endodontic therapy is a type of dental procedure which aims at removing infected soft tissue from inside the tooth to prevent the re-occurrence of the infection and save the natural tooth. In this procedure, your dentist would remove soft, infected tissue under your tooth, clean, fill, and seal the root canal to keep it clear from further decay and infection.
At first, the idea of undergoing root canal treatment may make you feel anxious or worried. Relax! Millions of people undergo root canal treatment to repair a badly decayed, infected, or injured tooth every year. A root canal is performed in a dentist’s office and usually gets completed in two sittings. It is an effective and fairly safe procedure that involves the following steps-
A root canal is performed under local anesthesia, and your dentist would first place a required amount of numbing medication in the area to be treated. After that, they would give you a jab of local anesthesia to reduce pain and discomfort during and after the procedure. During the procedure, you will stay conscious and awake; anesthetics will keep you safe from pain sensations.
Once your gums don’t have any sensations, your dentist will create a small opening in the upper end of the tooth. Once the infected or damaged soft tissue beneath the enamel is exposed, the dentist would carefully remove the decayed tissue with the help of surgical instruments called files. This helps remove the infected pulp from the tooth and thus, the infection from the tooth.
After removing the decayed or infected soft tissue, some teeth might need placement of intrapulp medication to ensure that the infection is completely removed and prevent its recurrence. Once the canal is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, your dentist will fill and seal the tooth with a medical-grade sealing agent called sealer paste-gutta percha. You may be prescribed oral analgesics and/ or antibiotic medications as well.
The last step of the procedure involves filling or sealing the cavity or gap on the top of the tooth using a soft sealing material. It is primarily done to prevent the canals from the damaging potential of saliva till the permanent filling and crown placement is done
Your gums and tooth may feel sore, swollen, and painful once the effect of anesthesia or numbing medications fades away. You will be prescribed pain-relievers to reduce these symptoms. Consult your dentist if these symptoms do not subside within a day or two or the pain is too intense. You must refrain from chewing solid foods from the treated side, unless you get a permanent filling or dental crown placed at the top of the tooth. Usually, most dentists fill the gap on the top of the tooth using a temporary filling for the initial few days. They will also take x-rays of the treated tooth to ensure that the infection is gone completely. After that, your dentist would replace the temporary filling with a permanent one. You may also need a dental crown made of porcelain fixed over the tooth to get a neat and natural appearance and reinforce the strength of the tooth. Following aftercare instructions precisely defines the success of a root canal treatment.
Generally, a root canal is performed on patients with inflamed, infected, and injured soft tissue due to poor oral hygiene, injury or cavity. The crown which is made up of enamel, can stay intact even if the soft tissue inside is decayed or infected. However, it’s important to remove the infected soft tissue to protect the natural shape and appearance of the tooth. Some common factors that cause tooth decay are-
The cost of root canal treatment ranges for each patient depending upon certain factors such as the extent of tooth damage, the severity of infection, age, medical history, and many others. Generally, root canal treatment cost in Gurgaon ranges anywhere from INR 5000 to INR 8000 for one tooth.
Root canal treatment is a fairly common dental treatment, and most dental clinics offer RCT treatments to their patients at low prices. However, it’s important to check the clinic’s credibility and the dentist’s expertise. After all, it’s a matter of your health. Thyme dental clinic is one of the best multispeciality dental clinics in Gurgaon for all types of dental procedures, including root canals. We are equipped with modern technology, state-of-the-art operatory and have an in-house team of expert dentists. We are highly committed to delivering the best dental and preventive care treatments with utmost care, precision, and safety.
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