What is Root Canal Treatment?
Root Canal treatment is a medical method opted by the dentist to cure deep cavities, infection in the tooth nerve to preserve tooth and avoid tooth extraction.
Root Canal is also known as endodontic treatment, and it is often seen in practice when the central part of the tooth is infected due to an injury, trauma or infection.
Root canal treatment procedure
In this treatment, the dentist removes infected nerve of the tooth, situated at the root of the tooth, which is also called 'pulp' and then cleans that part before repairing and sealing it to avoid future dental issues.
Pain after root canal treatment
Thanks to advancements in the methods of anesthesia, the treatment does not involve much of a pain. However, the patient might experience a little bit of discomfort for a few days after undergoing the treatment.
Laser root canal treatment
Root Canal procedure can also be performed with FDA approved lasers. Laser treatment can also reduce the need for local anesthesia.
Root canal complications
The patient might experience a slight pain in the operated tooth during the next few days after undergoing the procedure. In a few cases, the patient may need to opt for multiple sitting root canal in case of severe chronic infection or swelling around the tooth.
How successful is root canal treatment?
The overall success ratio in root canal treatment is between 85 and 95 percent.