Root Canal Treatment (RCT) - Endodontics
Root canal treatment (RCT) is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.
A tooth’s nerve and pulp can become irritated, inflamed, and infected due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on a tooth, and or large fillings, a crack or chip in the tooth, or trauma to the face. When a tooth’s nerve tissue or pulp is damaged, it breaks down and bacteria begin to multiply within the pulp chamber. The bacteria and other decayed debris can cause an infection or abscessed tooth.
Teeth should be received treatment. For example, If hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods and drinks, or breathing in cold air, makes your teeth or a tooth sensitive or painful, then you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity can come and go over time.
Solution for Root Canal Treatment
Toot canal treatment is usually carried out under local anaesthetic, a painkilling medicine that numbs your infected tooth and the gum around it. In some cases where the tooth has died and is no longer sensitive, it may not be necessary to use a local anaesthetic.
Advice information during treatment
- After your final treatment, your restored tooth should no longer be painful, although it may feel sensitive for a few days.
- You can take over-the-counter painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, to relieve any discomfort.
- Return to your dentist if you still have pain or swelling after using painkillers.
- In most cases it’s possible to prevent the need for further root canal treatment by:
- keeping your teeth clean.
- not eating too much sugary food.
- giving up smoking if you smoke.
- Take care of you teeth
- You can look after your teeth normally when you receive final treatment such as, brushing your teeth , using dental floss and back to see your dentist twice a year at least.