Root Canal Therapy (RCT) is considered a painful procedure but thanks to modern dental technologies that have made this procedure painless. Actually, the sole purpose of a root canal is to relieve the pain caused by the damaged tissues. This purpose is met by eliminating the infected tissues, which is actually the elimination of the cause of pain.
Root Canal Therapy An Advanced Treatment
RCT is performed by dentists or endodontists who use anesthesia to numb your tooth. After the administration of anesthesia, you will feel no pain during the whole treatment. The initial pain of administration of anesthesia will save you from trouble during the rest of the process.
In root canal therapy, your dentist will proceed in the following way:
He/she will cover the whole teeth with a rubber sheet that would prevent the spreading of infected material to the rest of the mouth.
After this, the dentist will make a hole to make the infected tooth visible.
Then he/she will administer the anesthesia to numb your tooth for a peaceful procedure.
Moving on, he/she will make a hole in the infected tooth to extract the bacteria and decayed debris from the tooth pulp, nerve, and root.
After cleaning the decay, the dentist will disinfect the affected area with the help of any antibiotic.
Then he/she will fill the root with the special filling material and will seal the area to prevent further decay.
This sort of treatment is not so hurtful as anesthetic medicine will numb the infected area and you will not feel any sore or pain during the procedure and the dentist will suggest you certain medicines to prevent the after RCT pain.
Root canal therapy is a more secure and reliable process to recover from the dental infection as compared to dental extraction or pulling. A dental extraction is a lengthy and risky process. The dentists also use anesthesia during the dental extraction for the sake of less painful treatment. But this pulling of the tooth leaves a hole in the mouth that may disturb the chewing process, may affect the neighboring teeth, and the root area of the extracted tooth may get infected if not properly cured.
Some Interesting Facts About RCT
Root canal therapy is a successful mode of tooth treatment with a success rate of about 95%.
Around 9 out of 10 RCTs survive for 8 to 10 years.
The myth that root canal therapy needs a lot of appointments is totally wrong. It can be done only in one or two appointments.
According to the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), more than 15 million each year and more than 41000 RCTs are performed in the US. Only 17% of these people have described their RCT as a painful experience.
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Teeth are those parts of our body that need a lot of care. A single infected tooth can prove as a cause of infection of other teeth. If you feel any infection in your teeth and feel your teeth decaying, visit our dental office today without wasting your time. We are always conscious about the health of your teeth, so hurry up and call at 1300 738 590 to get an appointment with The Smile Clinic Boronia and find the perfect solution to your decaying teeth.