Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is necessary when the pulp of the tooth is infected as a result of severe caries, enamel cracks, or trauma (shock). If the inflamed or infected pulp is not treated, it can cause pain or abscess.
Root canal treatment in Ashok Vihar consists in removing the infected pulp from the channels where it lodges, disinfecting the entire canal system of the tooth, widening the main canal and closing the canal network (filling and sealing it). The tooth is then reconstituted with either a coronal filling or a crown.
WHEN SHOULD ONE PROCEED TO THE ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
- When decay reaches the pulp;
- When the restoration of a tooth, following a cavity or a fracture, requires being too close to the nerve;
- When the tooth responds poorly to trauma and irreversible pulpitis results;
- When the tooth is necrotic
- When making a restoration requires prior channel treatment (preprosthetic endo).
THE INFECTED TOOTH MUST BE TREATED QUICKLY
It is very important to treat a tooth whose pulp is affected. In addition to causing significant pain, the infection can turn into an abscess or spread to the rest of the body, severely damaging your health. If you do not choose root canal treatment in Ashok Vihar, the extraction of the infectious tooth is another option that will drain and eliminate the infection, while eliminating the risk of spread.
BUT WHY WANT TO KEEP AT ALL COSTS A TOOTH THAT IS NO LONGER VIABLE?
Know that even devitalized, a tooth still provides several functions: chewing, maintaining and the position of your teeth and preserving the bone of your jaw. Indeed, by being present, the teeth stimulate the tissues and muscles of your mouth and strengthen the bone structure that supports the whole. With age, we all lose a certain amount of jaw bone and this loss is accelerated when no stimulation of our teeth is produced.
IS THE ROOT CANAL PAINFUL?
Contrary to some beliefs, the root canal is not painful in itself. An adequate anesthesia is very important because this type of treatment requires an appreciable duration which is sometimes distributed on more than one appointment. The protocol and procedures for anesthesia remain the same as for any other operative dentistry procedure.
WHAT INFLUENCES THE COST OF ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
First of all, inside each of your teeth is the pulp, a set of vessels and nerve endings. The pulp is located in the center of the crown of the tooth and extends into each of its roots, inside fine channels. There is one to four channels per tooth. The cost of the root canal therefore depends on the number of channels of the tooth.
The cost of root canal treatment for a general dentist includes the following acts, spread over one or more appointments:
- the treatment plan;
- clinical procedures (cleaning, canal shaping and canal filling);
The cost of root canal treatment in Ashok Vihar, however, excludes the final restoration of the tooth. It will therefore be necessary to add the cost of a restoration in amalgam or composite (amalgam, composite, crown).