• RCT or Root Canal TreatmentW is the technique used toH remove the nerve (Pulp) of theA tooth from its inside.T • It is not a surgical procedure. • It uses the same localI anesthesia routinely used inS the dental officeR • It requires multiple sessions toC complete.T
• In most of the cases, RCT is indicated inI badly distructed tooth from – extensive caries,N – trauma,D – untreatable sensitive teethI • In those cases, the pulp of the tooth (nerve) is exposed to the outsideC initiating severe pain.A • By removing the nerve of the tooth, it is no longer painful and can be filled asT normal.I • Following RCT, a crown is needed toO protect the tooth, otherwise the tooth might break as it become brittle afterN RCT.S
• The dentist remove theP bacteria, nerve tissue andR any substance from theO inside of the nerve canal.C • Once the canal becameE clean from inside, it isD filled by a specialU material to prevent theR accumulation of theE bacteria again inside the canal.
• Why should you do RCT? – RCT is a the technique most commonly used to save a badly destructed tooth instead of extract it. So, it is your decision to save the tooth as natural tooth can mot be immitate.Q • Can an RC treated tooth became carious again? – Of course. RCT do not protect the tooth from decay. So home& care and regular check-up is a must • Is RCT very painful?A – No it is not. The administration of Local Anaesthesia requires that the tissue should not be inflammed and infected to work properly.So the most important factor is the decision of your dentist to interfere in the correct time (no infection or inflammation is present).
• My dentist did not give me anaesthesia when doing RCT, is this correct? – In some cases, the tooth became dead so the procedure of RCT is not painful, and do not need anaesthesia.Q • Do I need this multiple visits to complete RCT& and why? – Yes. The reason is that the dentist should be sure that your teeth became clean and not infected. This could last for 3 to 4 visitsA depending on the case. • Why should you do crown over and RC treated tooth? – After RCT the tooth became brittle and could be easily fractured so a porcelain crown is a must to protect it.
• Root Canal Treatment can save theS tooth if properly dome. This procedureTA usually requires multiple session toT complete it. Porcelain crown should beE inserted after completion the treatmentME to protect it.NT