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Root Canal Treatment

We all have experienced toothache!

Do you know why it happens?

Decay in your teeth contains bacteria. If the initial decay in your teeth is left untreated, the bacteria and their toxins reach the roots of the teeth, infecting the pulpal tissues in your teeth which contains the nerves. Once the decay reaches these nerves, it causes tooth ache which many of us describe as unbearable.

This pupal infection, if left untreated can cause necrosis of the pupal tissues; abscess around the roots of the teeth. In extreme cases can lead to extra oral swelling and space infection.

To treat such pupal infections, root canal treatment is the answer.

An endodontist during the root canal treatment removes this unhealthy infected tissue from your teeth, which provides relief from the pain.

Later after the infection is healed, the tooth is sealed by an inert material which is bio compatible.

Thus, avoiding the need of extraction and your natural tooth is saved.

Why consider us?

At Shams dental clinic, our highly experienced and internationally trained endodontists use the latest advances in endodontics to diagnose and provide the best treatment possible with accuracy and precision and ensure you are pain free.

We at Shams dental, also have an option of microscope assisted root canal therapy.

Microscopes are one of the most advanced technologies to assist an endodontist to perform root canal therapy. It helps the endodontist to carry out the root canal treatment under magnification of upto 30x for a more predictable outcome; especially the cases where there is a broken file, curved roots not easily accessible for negotiating under direct vision or certain retreatment cases, where due to difficult anatomical features the initial root canal therapy did not succeed.

The procedure of root canal therapy

On the day of initial consultation after a thorough clinical examination and seeing the x-rays the condition of your tooth is assessed.

The steps in this procedure are

  • taking a radiograph;
  • applying anaesthesia;
  • removing the infected tissue;
  • sealing the tooth with an inert material;
  • placing a final restoration on the tooth to restore function and aesthetics.

The number of sittings depends on the extent of decay and the associated infection.

FAQ

A root canal therapy is required when the decay in your teeth has reached the pulpal tissues and nerves causing toothache. Sometimes there is no pain since the nerves become necrosed. If you have a tooth associated with abscess or pus discharge, a radiograph is taken to check whether it is a gum abscess or there is infection around the roots of your teeth.
Root canal treatment is relatively a pain free procedure. It is usually performed under anaesthesia, so all in all you will be at ease during the therapy.
Uncomplicated cases can be finished in a single sitting. If there is extensive infection around the roots then multiple sittings are required as the endodontist will have to wait for the infection to heal before placing the final filling.

The cost of the therapy varies and depends on the severity of the case, the extent of the infection, whether it is a single root or a multi rooted tooth, whether a microscope will be needed or whether it is a single sitting or multiple sitting case. On the day of initial consultation after considering these factors the cost of the treatment is decided.

If the infection in your teeth is left untreated, it can lead to the spread of the infection to the surrounding spaces. In some cases, there is a presence of extra oral swelling too. An untreated infection puts our health at risk.

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