Root canal therapy

Root canal therapy

What is it?

It is a procedure which involves the use of instruments to remove the tissue from the roots of the tooth followed by cleaning, disinfection and sealing of the root canal space.

When do I need a root canal treatment?

It is often required when the infection from tooth decay/ fracture reaches to the pulp tissue of a tooth.

Is Root canal treatment painful?

The treatment is performed under local anesthesia to minimize pain during the procedure. Mild discomfort after the procedure is quite common and is often managed by over the counter painkiller medicaments.

I am having severe tooth ache. Should I go for root canal treatment or extract the tooth?

Root canal treatment should be preferred over tooth extraction as it can relieve the pain and restore the function. It maintains the health of your jaw bone and the occlusal relationship of the dentition.

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