ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
SINGLE SITTING ROOT CANAL TREATMENT :
Single sitting root canal treatment of teeth is a new advancement in dentistry, which has made dental root treatment painless, less time consuming& cost friendly. In India, the single visit root canals have become very common with the patients and dentists. In many special cases, the dentist performs the entire root canal treatment of teeth in a single sitting and that too with an antibiotic coverage for about 2-3 days depending on the type of decay and dental problems of the patient.
Root canal or endodontic treatment is done to the inside of the tooth is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth.
During root canal or endodontic treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterward, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.
FRACTURED TEETH REHABILITATION
Fractured teeth or grossly decayed teeth can be saved by using a post and core during the root canal treatment. A post and core (colloquially known as a “post” or “dental post”) is a type of dental restoration used either to stabilize a weakened tooth or provide an anchor for a crown.
Core placement refers to a procedure where a dentist replaces the bulk of a tooth’s missing structure in preparation for making a new dental crown. Doing so creates the optimal shape and foundation for the new restoration. A great deal of a crown’s stability depends on the amount of tooth structure that extends up into its interior. If very little tooth structure fills this space, the crown will be easily dislodged, especially by forces directed from the side. By “building up” the tooth first with a core (rebuilding the tooth so it is closer to its original dimensions), the dentist can greatly increase the stability of the crown, and therefore maximize its long-term chances for survival.