1st Time in India
To do most advanced Root Canal Treatments with
* Microscopic Root Canal Treatment
* Laser Root Canal Treatment
Exposure of laser beam in to the root canal kills deep seated microorganisms, drastically increases the sucess rate canal treatment
* RVG ( Radio Visinography) less radiation
Chair side multiple computerized ( x - ray film less images that can be seen on monitor instantly for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
* 5th Gen Apex Locater
State of art technology generation 5 APEX LOCATOR for measuring the length of canals accurately
Root Canal Treatment
What is a root canal treatment?
Root canal is the treatment in which the infected pulp is removed from the tooth and the space occupied by it is cleaned and filled with a special filling material. Even though the pulp has been removed from the inside of the tooth, the tooth is still embedded in a living jaw structure. The root canal tooth will not feel hot or cold. However the tooth would still retain normal sensation to touch or pressure.
Why is a root canal treatment done?
For years, teeth with diseased or injured pulps were removed to prevent or to treat the consequences mentioned above. Today, root canal treatment has given dentists a safe way to save teeth. Based on the results obtained so far it is safe to say that more than 90% of endodontic cases respond to root canal treatment. If carried out.
How is the root canal treatment done?
Contrary to popular belief root canal treatment is not painful .It is carried out under local anesthesia which makes the tooth numb. Only after the dentist has confirmed that the patient has no pain will he /she begin the treatment. The duration of the treatment depends on the amount of infection present. The treatment can be completed in a single appointment or may require more than three appointments.
Root canal treatment has three steps:
1. Access opening: This is the first step where an opening is created in order to reach the infected pulp area using a dental drill. After the access is gained, the infected contents of the pulp chamber are carefully removed using special instruments. An anterior tooth has only root where as a posterior tooth may have more than three roots. There fore it is necessary to remove the infected pulp from all the root canals present in a single tooth.
After the canals have been filled, the tooth is covered by a crown. This protects the now fragile tooth from fracture. It is important that the crown be placed soon after the root canal is finished otherwise once the tooth fractures, saving the tooth becomes near impossible.
ROOT CANAL (OR )ENDODONTIC TREATMENT
WHAT ARE ADVANCED METHODS OF DOING ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
The success rate of root canal treatment depends upon the accuracy.,to achieve this accuracy most advanced equipments are used such as RVG (Radio visuno Graphy) instead of a small X-ray film,RVG provides instant big X-ray image which can be seen on the monitor, where the root canals can be seen clearly and measured for the treatment purpose.
MICROSCOPE once the tooth is opened for a root canal treatment, small orifices of canals can not be visualised by neked eye,microscope enlarges the operating field by 25 times ,which helps in locating and preparation of canals accurately.
APEX LOCATORS one of the major factors that influence the success rate of root canal treatment is to accurately locate the tip of the canal, and it can be achieved.
LASER even after cleaning and shaping the canals throughly some bacteria can be present in the pours of the canal wall,when laser beam is fired in to the canal,this compleatly kills the remaining bacteria and makes the canal sterile, which is very important for the success of any root canal treatment.
What are the benefits of endodontic treatment?
What caused the problem with my tooth?
How many appointments are necessary?
How long will the tooth last?
Does endodontic therapy hurt?
Will there be pain after procedure?
How much does endodontic treatment cost?
What are the alternatives to endodontic treatment?
Can all teeth be treated endodontically?
Can the treatment fail?
Will I need to return for any additional treatment?
Want to know more?
What do I do after endodontic treatment is completed?
What is Endodontic Retreatment?
Why does the treatment fail?
Is retreatment more complicated than initial root canal treatment?
Who does the retreatment procedure?
What will happen during the retreatment?
Will the retreatment be successful?
How much will the procedure costs?
What are the alternatives to retreatment?
Root Canal Treatment of Milk Tooth
Is Root Canal Treatment of Milk Tooth necessary?
There was a time when countless milk teeth were extracted stating that they are just "temporary tooth" or "milk teeth know ,anyhow it is going to fall" and for so many other reasons. But the milk teeth are there for a specific purpose. Each and every milk teeth has to stay for a particular period of time. The change in dietary habits have resulted in a lot of milk teeth getting decayed at an earlier stage than before. These milk teeth have to be preserved whenever possible. They are the natural SPACE MAINTAINERS which are there to preserve the space for permanent teeth. Whenever a milk tooth is decayed badly, where a normal filling cannot be placed root canal treatment has to be considered before removal of tooth is considered.
How many sittings it will require to perform root canal treatment for a milk tooth?
It can be performed in single as well as multiple sittings.
Is the procedure painful?
No, it is not painful. If necessary the dentist can anesthetize the tooth and carry out the procedure.
Is the procedure painful?
No, it is not painful. If necessary the pediatric dentist can anesthetize the tooth and carry out the procedure.
After root canal treatment will the milk tooth will fall on its own?
Yes, after root canal treatment the tooth is almost like a natural tooth. It will fall on its own.
After root canal treatment is follow up necessary?
Yes, after root canal treatment the tooth has to be monitored atleast once in every six months.
Is there any way to prevent this?
Yes, and the only way is to detect tooth decay early and treat it. If we detect tooth decay early we can save the tooth by a normal filling. It is better not to wait until pain develops, because once pain develops then preserving the tooth needs extensive treatment like root canal treatment. Hence it is always better to start the FIRST DENTAL VISIT when the first milk tooth erupts in to the mouth (between 8-12 months of age). If the first dental visit has taken place at this stage one can completely prevent tooth decay if the parents strictly follow the pediatric dentists instructions.