Root Canals

Root canals have a bad reputation but here at Deccan Dental we try and make the experience as painless as possible so that you are comfortable during and after the procedure.

Your dentist will evaluate the tooth in question for the need of a root canal. Based on the complexity of the treatment we make decide to refer you to a specialist. Sometimes treatment by a specialist is in your best interest to help minimize complications.

Why Would You Need A Root Canal?
In the middle of your tooth and running down its root are blood vessels and nerves housed in a pulp chamber and root canal. Infection or inflammation of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or other dental procedures. Teeth with infected pulp can cause varying degrees of pain and are usually not responsive to other conservative treatments. Often the infection might present itself as a draining fistula or a pimple on your gum in front of your tooth. Other symptoms include pain that keeps you up at night, lingering sensitivity to hot or cold and pain on biting that stays for 10 seconds or longer.

How Is A Root Canal Performed?
This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required.

Do I Need A Crown After Root Canal Treatment?
In most cases we recommend a full coverage restoration like a crown to protect the tooth from fracture. Your dentist will advise you regarding the need for such a restoration.

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