For Enquiry

Dr. Jayanth Jayarajan

B.D.S, M.D.S

Consultant Dental Surgeon
& Orthodontist

Contact Numbers

Ph.: 0474 2767601
Mob.: +91 97463 50225
+91 9447186901

Email
jayan100@yahoo.com
dr.jayanth.jayarajan@gmail.com

Root Canal

The most common procedure done in endodontics is root-canal therapy, which involves the removal of diseased pulp tissue. The aim of the treatment is to remove irreversibly inflamed pulp tissue before infection sets in. If the pulp tissue becomes infected, caused by bacteria from inside the tooth, the infection can leak out of the tooth's root and make the surrounding bone ill and painful or cause an abscess to form. Once the diseased pulp tissues are removed, the body's defense system can then repair the damage created by disease. The tooth will then be filled with sealing material and a temporary filling will be placed. After the dentist is satisfied that the infection has been removed, a permanent crown or filling will be used to seal and support the tooth.


Some indications of the need for root canal treatment may be:

  • Spontaneous pain or throbbing while biting
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold foods
  • Severe decay or an injury that creates an abscess (infection) in the bone

Root Canal Treatment consists of:
The removal of the infected or irritated nerve tissue that lies within the root of the tooth. It is this infected pulp tissue that causes an eventual abscess.
The first step in a root canal is to obtain access to the nerve. This is accomplished by establishing a small access opening in the top of the tooth. It will be done under a local anesthetic.
The length of the root canal is determined and the infected pulp is removed.
At the same visit, the canal where the nerve is located will be reshaped and prepared to accept a special root canal filling material. The number of visits necessary to complete your root canal will depend upon several factors including the number of nerves in the tooth, the infected state of the nerve, and the complexity of the procedure.
The final step in your root canal will be the sealing of the root canal with a sterile, plastic material called gutta percha. This is done in order to prevent possible future infection.
If treated early, root canal therapy need not be uncomfortable. With the use of local anesthetics, the entire procedure can be totally painless.
The success rates for Root Canal Therapy have been reported to be as high as 95%.
Sometimes when there has been long standing infection or abscess, there may be some soreness associated with the root canal visit. If this should turn out to be true, you will be given specific instructions to follow to minimize the discomfort. When an infection is present, it may be necessary to take an antibiotic. If pain should be present, analgesics may need to be prescribed.
The tooth will then possibly need a post and core and a crown in order to re-establish normal form and function. This decision will be based upon several additional factors.

RCT BEFORE AFTER


We have state of the art armamentarium to make root canal treatment as easy & comfortable as possible 

  • KODAC Digital X-ray system- RVG Xray to check with much lesser radiation exposure.
  • Rotary Endodontic system for faster & better endodontic treatment 
  • Root ZX apex locator- For accurate root canal length measurements.

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