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What is a root canal treatment and how effective is it

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Root canal treatment is very essential if there is severe pain in your tooth or teeth on a constant basis. This treatment is carried out by a dentist for taking out the infected nerve which is the main cause for the pain.

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What is a root canal treatment and how effective is it

  1. 1. Dr. Pharande's Orthodontic & Dental Clinic
  2. 2. ● A root canal is a procedure mainly performed to repair and save a tooth that's badly decayed or becomes infected. ● During this procedure, the surgeon removes the pulp as well as the nerve and the cleans and seals the inside of the tooth. If not treated on time, the tissue which surrounds the tooth will become infected and would result in the formation of abscesses. ● In medical science, “Root Canal” is the term used to describe the natural cavity within the center of the tooth. The pulp or pulp chamber is the soft area within the root canal and nerve of the tooth lies withing the root canal. The nerve of the tooth is not that important to its health and also function after the tooth gets emerged through the gums. The only function of the nerve is to give you sensation of hot or cold and its presence or absence will not affect the day-to- day functioning of the tooth.
  3. 3. ● Initially, the surgeon makes an opening through the back of a front tooth or the crown of a molar or pre molar ● After the surgeon removes the diseased pulp, he/she cleans the pulp chamber and the root canals, enlarges and shapes them for being filled ● If more than one visit is required, a temporary filling is placed in the crown opening to protect the tooth between dental visits ● The surgeon then removes the temporary filling and permanently fills the pulp chamber and the root canal. ● Finally, the surgeon places a crown over the tooth to restore its natural shape as well as appearance. If the tooth is extremely broken down, a post might be required to build it up before placing a crown Procedure
  4. 4. The cost for this procedure differs depending on the severity of the problem and the tooth affected. Several dental insurance policies cover this treatment. An estimate for the cost of this treatment (doesn't include a dental restoration following the procedure) executed by a general dentist could range anywhere from INR 3,000 to INR 10,000 depending on the tooth to be treated. It's quite possible that your treated and restored teeth last a lifetime with proper care. As there is possibility of the tooth decaying occurring again in treated teeth, good oral hygiene and regular examination of the teeth are essential to prevent further problems. To determine the success or failure of Root Canal Treatment in Pune speak with your dentist ahead of the procedure. Cost
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  6. 6. 2nd Floor, Surmani Soc.,Opp. D.A.V. Public School, D.P. Road, Aundh,Pune 411007 Call us : 020 6500 2935 / +91 95610-35555 Visit: http://www.drpharande.com

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