Root Canal Treatment (RCT)

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedInPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponPrint this page

  

RCT (root canal treatment)

 

Before knowing what root canal treatment is? we have to know what root canal is?

What is root canal

root canal treatment

root canal treatment

As we all know that teeth is a living thing, it has its own nerve , blood supply and others necessary structures

In most easy language, space inside tooth and root of tooth is called as root canal , these structures inside root canal are very useful for tooth, but it is also has the capability to feel the pain(that’s the catch)

 

                

  Why teeth feel pain

There can be many reason for pain in tooth but here we are discussing only those pain which involve root canal 

Why teeth feel pain as we earlier told you that teeth contain nerves when they got irritated , we feel pain , intensity of pain depends on intensity of irritation

Stages of inflammation

 

root-canal

root-canal

Stage 1 :- healthy tooth, no pain

Stage 2 :- caries started , black spot can                    be seen,

Stage 3 :- caries in dentin, sensitivity and                    little pain can be felt

Stage 4 :- caries reaches up to pulp , lot                     of pain and swelling

Stage 5 :- pulp is dying ,more swelling and                  a puss releasing opening can                      be seen

Due to any reason when pulp is reached to a state when it cant be cured , then its remove is necessary to prevent damage of other teeth and surrounding tissues including bone

 

 

Rct is not just a removal of infected tissues it also include

1)Removal of carious part of tooth

2)Removal of infected pulp

3)Removal of infected dentin from inside of root canal

4)Shaping of canal to receive restoration

5)Achieving three dimensional seal

6)Filling the canal with bio compatible material

7)Permanent filling to form original shape of the tooth

Steps of root canal treatment

On a simpler note following are the steps of root canal treatment 

 

1)Clean out the infection

2)Washing and drying of canal

3)Filling with gutta percha

4)Crown placement

Numbers of visits require

Root canal treatment depending upon case can take 1 sitting to 4 sitting

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedInPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponPrint this page

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *