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Root Canal Treatment (RCT), also known as endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure performed to save and repair a severely damaged or infected tooth. The treatment involves removing the infected or inflamed pulp (soft tissue) from the inside of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting the root canals, and then filling and sealing them to prevent further infection.

The need for a root canal treatment arises when the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or inflamed due to various reasons, such as deep decay, cracks or fractures, repeated dental procedures on the same tooth, or trauma to the tooth. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the surrounding tissues, leading to an abscess or causing significant pain and discomfort.


The root canal treatment process generally involves the following steps:

  1. Examination and X-rays:
  • The dentist examines the affected tooth and may take X-rays to assess the extent of damage and to identify any signs of infection in the root canals.
  1. Anesthesia:
  • Local anesthesia is administered to numb the area around the affected tooth, ensuring that the patient remains comfortable throughout the procedure.
  1. Access and Pulp Removal:
  • A small access hole is drilled into the tooth to reach the infected pulp and root canals.
  • The dentist then carefully removes the damaged or infected pulp using specialized dental instruments.
  1. Cleaning and Shaping:
  • The root canals are thoroughly cleaned, irrigated, and shaped using tiny files to remove any remaining infected tissue and to create a smooth path for filling material.
  1. Disinfection:
  • The dentist may use an antimicrobial solution to disinfect the root canals, ensuring that no bacteria or debris are left behind.
  1. Filling and Sealing:
  • Once the root canals are cleaned and shaped, they are filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha. This material seals the canals to prevent future infection.
  • The access hole is then sealed with a temporary or permanent filling.
  1. Restoration:
  • In some cases, the tooth may require additional support after the root canal treatment. The dentist may recommend placing a dental crown over the treated tooth to protect it and restore its strength and function.

After the root canal treatment is completed, patients may experience some sensitivity or mild discomfort, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Following the procedure, it’s essential for patients to maintain good oral hygiene practices and attend regular dental check-ups to ensure the treated tooth remains healthy and functional.

Root canal treatment is a highly successful procedure, and with proper care, the restored tooth can last a lifetime, allowing patients to preserve their natural teeth and avoid the need for extraction.

Shreeji Eye Clinic & Dental Care Centre Flat No 102, B -68 BLDG
Moreshwar Shantinagar CHS Ltd,Sector No.1 Opp. TMT Bus Stop
Near Rly Station, Shanti Nagar,
Mira Road, Thane,
Maharashtra 401107

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