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Root Canal Treatment in Chennai


What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is one of the procedures used for preserving the infected tooth. In such a treatment, the infected or damaged tooth pulp is removed and the associated structure is cleansed. After doing these procedures, the empty canals are filled.

When is root canal treatment necessary?

Root canal treatment becomes a necessity when the pulp gets infected or inflamed. These can be caused due to various factors like repeated toot procedures, deep decay, faulty appliances like crowns etc. Traumatic conditions can also trigger the inflammation/infection of pulp, thus making this treatment a necessity.

How is root canal treatment performed?

Firstly, a local anesthetic is given to the specific portion of the tooth. This is followed by the removal of pulp using appropriate apparatus. The inside portions of the tooth under the gum line is filled with appropriate temporary materials, medicines etc. A permanent filling is then needed after this procedure. An example of a permanent filling is crown.

Will the tooth be safe after root canal treatment?

Yes. There will not be much issues after root canal treatment. The treated tooth may require a crown to give it an extra strength and support. You should also have to maintain proper oral hygiene.

How much does root canal treatment cost?

The cost of root canal treatment may depend upon various elements. The doctor whom you choose for the treatment will be able to tell you the cost for the treatment. It may vary according to the procedures used in the treatment. The severity of your problem will also constitute an element that can affect the cost of the treatment.

I came for filling, don't have any pain, and the doctor told me that I need root canal treatments, Why?

It may not possible to treat deep cavities only with simple filling. Fillings are meant for mild and moderate cavities. Your cavity may be severe. When it is severe, the pulp chamber may be affected. This will cause teeth decay and cannot be completely cured with fillings. This may be the reason why your doctor suggested you a root canal treatment.

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