Root Canal Treatment in Pune

Root Canal Treatment, also known as Endodontics Treatment, is a dental procedure in which the diseased or damaged pulp (core) of a tooth is removed, and the inside areas (the pulp chamber and root canals) are filled and sealed.

Endodontics / Root canal treatment is a specialty of dentistry that deals with diseases of the dental pulp and its supporting structures. In order to understand Endodontics treatment, Teeth have several layers. The outside layer of the tooth is composed of a hard layer called enamel. Enamel is supported by an inner layer called dentin, which has at its center a soft tissue known as the pulp.

The pulp receives its nourishment supply from vessels which enter the end of the root. Although the pulp is important during development of the tooth, it is not necessary for function of the tooth. The tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it even after the pulp is removed.

Myths Vs Facts About Root Canal Treatment

Teeth That Have Had Endodontics Therapy Are Eventually Lost Anyway

Depending on several factors the tooth that is affected with a root canal can last lifelong which are listed below:

  • Expertise with which the treatment is done by a general dentist or an endodontist
  • Survey shows that 94% of Endodontics cases are successful when done by an endodontist.

Proper restoration of the tooth is crucial to the entire treatment which serves below-mentioned purposes:

  • The restoration must be able to provide a lasting seal that prevents contaminates from the oral environment from seeping back into the tooth’s root canal space
  • The restoration must also be one that can help to protect the root canalled tooth from future damage (such as fracture or breakage)

Pulling a Tooth is a Better Option Than Having Root Canal

Tooth extraction may be an easier and cheaper choice rather than root canal treatment. This seemingly simple and inexpensive choice, however, may prove to be a very poor choice in the long run for the following reasons:

  • If a tooth is removed, its neighbouring teeth will tend to shift towards the vacant space, sometimes significantly.
  • A change such as this can lead to problems with chewing, aesthetic concerns or jaw joint function.
  • Alignment changes can also create food traps or make it so your teeth are more difficult to clean. If so, you will be placed at greater risk for developing problems with tooth decay and gum disease.

Having Endodontics Therapy Hurts

For most of the patients the procedure involved in root canal is no different than other dental procedures. Moreover the dentist will numb the affected area with local anesthetic. So it may be a boring session for a patient while the dentist carry out the end-to-end procedure however, the chances for any excruciating pain is almost negative.

A Woman Who is Pregnant Can't Undergo Endodontics Therapy

Thankfully it is only a myth and not a fact. However, a pregnant woman should consult before going for the root canal as the protocol will vary, considering her pregnancy.

Certain issues can be considered in case of root canal carrying out on a pregnant woman:

  • Treatment timing: A consideration must be made that weighs the timing of the pregnant patient’s root canal treatment in regards to their overall comfort and the well being of them and their fetus.
  • Appointment length and several visits: Instead of one relatively longer appointment, to keep a pregnant patient physically comfortable, their root canal treatment may need to be divided up into two or more shorter visits.
  • The use of radiographs (x-rays): However, the dentist will likely want to employ techniques that help them to keep the needed number of x-rays to a minimum to avoid the fetus to get exposed to X-rays.

After Having Endodontics Therapy, the Tooth Has Been Completely Restored

Once the Endodontics therapy has been completed, the prompt placement of an appropriate dental restoration is needed too. This final restoration will help to protect the integrity of those accomplishments produced by the root canal treatment as well as the tooth itself.