Specialty Treatments

Specialty dental care includes routine and advanced dental treatments including cosmetic dentistry. P.S.A.Varadaraja Dental Clinic offers all the specialty dental treatments to your dental problems.

Root canal treatment

A root canal is the space within the root of the tooth. The total number of root canals per tooth depends on the number of the tooth roots ranging from one to four, five or more in some cases. Sometimes there is more than one root canal per root. An unusual root canal shape, complex branching and multiple root canals are considered as the main causes of root canal treatment failures.

Root canal treatment is needed for two main reasons. The first is infection. An untreated cavity is a common cause of pulp infection. An infection in the pulp can affect the bone around the tooth. The second reason for a root canal is damage to the pulp that can’t be fixed. Sometimes, common dental procedures, such as preparing a tooth for a crown, can hurt the pulp. Then the tooth might need a root canal. The goal of root canal treatment is to save the tooth by removing the infected or damaged pulp, treating any infection, and filling the empty root canals. Once the root canal treatment is done, it almost always will last the rest of your life.
Symptoms of root canal problems

  • The infection will cause pain and swelling.
  • Tooth may become sensitive to heat and cold
  • It hurts when you bite down on it, touch it or push on it
  • Broken or discolored tooth

Root Canal Treatment Process

At our clinic, doctors will do thorough examination of your root canal and help you to determine whether your tooth needs root canal treatment. He or she will examine the tissues around the tooth and gently tap on the tooth to test for symptoms. Root canal treatment can be done in one or more visits. It depends on the situation. An uncomplicated root canal treatment often can be completed in one visit. Some teeth may be more difficult to treat because of the location of them in the mouth.

Apex locator for accurate filling

To measure the root canals or perfectly sealed roots, our dentists use IOPA X-rays and an electric device called an Apex locator. After the canals have been measured, your dentist or endodontist will use special tools to clean out all of the diseased pulp. Then the canal is cleaned with antimicrobial solution. This helps to treat and prevent infection. Once the canals have been thoroughly cleaned, the roots are filled. A temporary filling is then placed over the tooth. The top of the tooth should then be covered with a permanent filling or crown. The temporary filling you receive is not meant to last.

after-filling
Infected lower teeth X-Ray After Filling

Once the root canal treatment is finished, you will need to have a crown or filling placed on the tooth. You are likely to receive a crown if the tooth is discoloured or if it is used for chewing. The purpose of the crown is to prevent the tooth from breaking in the future. By our proper care and advanced technologies, we ensure the long term successful restoration of the root canals.

Generally, the cost of root canal treatment is directly related to the chair time necessary to perform the treatment and technology that the dentist has to avail when performing the procedure. There are many factors that influence the amount of chair time necessary to treat any particular tooth:

  • The position of the tooth in the mouth
  • The number of roots and the number of canals within these roots
  • Root curvatures and the length of the roots
  • Special dental considerations. For example, it may be more difficult for the dentist to work through an existing crown or a bridge than to work on a tooth with only a small previous filling.

Complications

A root canal is a simple and easy procedure involving little or no discomfort with two or three visits to the dentists. But as with most invasive medical or dental procedures, complications can occur. Here are some possibilities. Sometimes when a root canal is opened for treatment, the oxygen in the air will trigger some bacteria to start growing. This causes swelling and pain.

A tooth root canal treatment can puncture the side of the tooth. This can happen if a canal is curved or hard to find. The tools that the dentist uses are flexible.

Finding root canals can be difficult. If all of the canals aren’t found and cleaned out, the tooth can stay infected. But in our clinic we are following the most advanced and careful treatment procedure which avoids the maximum risks related to root canal.

The earlier you seek treatment, the less likely you are to experience pain from root canal treatment. In case of minor pain after a root canal procedure, anti inflammatory or pain medications can reduce the pain and discomfort.

Root canal treatment in P.S.A.Varadarajan Dental clinic is Performed in conventional and rotary endodontic methods. Mostly single appointment rarely multiple appointments may be needed if the situation demands Apex locators used with IOPA X-ray to get a perfectly sealed root which improves the long-term successful restoration.Even complex tooth infection and swelling cases we have got successful reduction in swelling, tooth mobility and excellent treatment results.