In order to understand why we need a root canal procedure, we need to understand a little more about the tooth structures. Once you understand the structure of the tooth, it becomes easier to understand why a root canal treatment is necessary.
Every teeth or tooth has 2 parts – the Crown and the Roots.
The crown is made up of three parts the outermost layer of the tooth is called enamel, then the middle layer is known as the dentine, and in the innermost part of the tooth is called the pulp/pulp chamber. The Roots outermost layer is made of cementum, the middle layer is the Dentine and innermost contains the nerves and blood vessels supplying the pulp chamber.
Dental decay or a cavity, Starts from the enamel, then spreads to the second layer – dentine and if it is left untreated it spreads into the pulp chambers affecting the nerves and the blood vessels spreading to the roots. In some cases, the infection may lead to abscess or sinus formation as well. This means you require root canal treatment.
In root canal treatment, the tooth’s pulp (composed of a nerve and supplies blood within the tooth) is removed from the pulp chamber as well as the roots. Once the infected pulp is removed, the center of the tooth, as well as the roots, is cleaned of all the pus or the remaining infected mucus. Then the roots and pulp chamber are refilled with a filling material. The tooth is sealed in a manner that it doesn’t get infected by the bacteria again.
Treatment Root canal treatment is done under Local Anesthesia making the treatment painless and you ready to back to your normal activities. Root canal treatment tends to makes the tooth weak hence it is advisable to get the tooth capped with a Crown.
Are your teeth sensitive to cold water or sweets or hot tea? This means you in trouble. Can you see black holes in your teeth/ broken teeth or your tooth has suffered an injury? Do you see pus discharge or swelling spreading into the gums? All these indications imply that you need a ROOT CANAL Treatment.
Traditionally, the Root canal Procedure used to take 3-4 sittings or sometimes even more. With the advancement in technology like using rotatory root canal treatment instruments and lasers, now 90% of the root canals can be completed in single sittings ranging from 45minutes to one hour or so. But sometimes Root canal treatments may require more than one sitting if there is an abscess or Sinus present.
With advancements in dentistry, laser assisted root canal treatment are gaining more popularity.
The use of lasers in cleaning and sterilizing the root canals can kill the harmful bacteria upto 10,000 times more effectively. This is due to the high energy and specific characteristics of the laser light used.
At Aesthetic smiles dental clinics, our root canal specialist routinely does highly assisted laser root canal treatment in teeth that have level of infections.
There are various factors that Govern the cost of root canal treatment such as the number of teeth to be treated, the quality of the teeth, the extent of the decay, the extent of the infection and many more such factors.
It also depends upon the experience of the dentist in Mumbai, whether it is done by a root canal specialist – Endodontist.
The Cost of root canal treatment in India may vary in different states but the average cost of single sitting root canal treatment in Mumbai varies between Rs.4000 to Rs.6000 per Tooth done by root canal specialist in Single sitting. Yet we can only give you the exact price after initial consultation and X-rays.
The root canal treatment is an painless procedure. Before starting the procedure , the root canal dentist (Endodontist) will give you local anaesthesia in your mouth , so essentially the only pain is the prick of the needle. The Endodontist will only start the procedure only your tooth is completely numb.
There are no as such after effects of root canal treatment, though in some cases some patients might experience mild pain lasting from couple of days to a week. This can be easily managed by a simple pain killer.
Usually after the root canal treatment, the crown part of the tooth as a temporary filling for about a week.
Hence , It is advisable to avoid biting on the root canal treated tooth until a permanent filling is done, since the un-restored tooth is suspecting to fracture.
A well done root canal treatment are highly successful and can last upto a lifetime. It was always advisable to put a dental crown after the root canal treatment, to make sure the tooth doesn’t fracture.
Also, maintaining a good oral hygiene, regular brushing and flossing , and a six monthly visit to the dentist make the success rate of root canal treatment higher.
If your dentist has suggested you a root canal treatment, that means the only other alternative to root canal treatment is extraction ( removal of the tooth) , which later has to be replaced by an bridge or an dental implant , in order to maintain proper aesthetics, chewing and prevent the natural tooth from shifting. Not only these treatments can be more expensive than a root canal treatment but also require more extensive dental procedures to the neighboring teeth.
If you looking for PAINLESS SINGLE SITTING ROOT CANAL TREATMENTS in India, We at AESTHETIC SMILES we specialize in them which are done by specialized Root canal Dentist – ENDODONTIST. Call Us Now!
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Visited Dr Ritika for treatment of chipped tooth for crown and root canal
Was always conscious of my smile as had front chipped tooth since my teenage days
As a kid a chipped my tooth while playing cricket and at that time I think dentistry was not so advanced as today. When Dr Ritika checked my teeth She informed my root canal was not proper and to b repeated. I was surprised to know that now root canals can be done in single sitting n the it was completely painless. After which I visited her for the capping of the tooth. My biggest concern was I didn’t want it to look artificial and people to know that Its a artificial tooth. In just 3 visits a had a new tooth which completely matched the neighbouring tooth and no 1 can say I have a artificial tooth.
Also for a cleanup and few fillings V happy with all dental treatments.
I booked an appointment with Dr. Ritika through the clinic Facebook page. I had to get Root Canal Treatment. I was impressed by the clinic’s ambience and the team of doctors were really experience. my treatment was perfect and i am doing great after it. I will recommend this clinic to all.
I was recommended by a friend who”s sister had her Dental work plus Botox done by Dr Ritika and was extremely happy, we were also recommended other dentists in India but after doing a lot of research and reading Dr Ritikas qualifications we made the decision that she was the dentist for us. I had 5 Implants plus 3 crowns replaced and my husband had 3 Implants plus root canal, Dr Ritika has Surgeons who assist her and they are experts in their chosen fields She knew I had a fear of going to the dentist and was extremely understanding making sure i was comfortable and could feel no pain, we were both very confident in her hands Dr Ritika went out of her way to make sure our time in India went smoothly, her driver collected us from the hotel taking us to her surgery then dropping us back at the hotel.
This is a very good dental clinic in Mumbai. I got my root canal done from here. The doctors are very professional and experienced. I will recommend this dental clinic for all your tooth related problems. very satisfied.