Root Canal Treatment

When a cavity in the tooth extends in to the inner most layer or almost to that layer causing the pulp (nerve tissue) to be inflame or infected then a root canal procedure is to be attempted. It is the procedure of getting rid of the infection from the tooth, which has been deeply involved with carries. Deep decay or the chipping in the tooth is common indications for root canal treatment.

This is a procedure, which causes no pain. If the partially or completely damaged nerve is sensitive then the first sitting of RCT requires local anesthesia otherwise not. It is normally a multi setting procedure in which the dentist removes the infection from within or below the tooth and finally inserts a medicated material in to the empty nerve space and gives a filling on top. This is followed by a crown or cap for that tooth to prevent breakage of the tooth or displacement of the filling.