Root Canal Therapy

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The goal of root canal therapy is to restore the health of your damaged tooth. During treatment, the pulp is removed from your root canals through a small opening in the crown. Then the canals are cleaned and disinfected

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Root Canal Therapy

  1. 1. For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com Root Canal Therapy
  2. 2. <ul><li>A tooth is basically made up of two parts: </li></ul><ul><li>The Crown and </li></ul><ul><li>The Root </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Crown is what you see when you smile or open your mouth. </li></ul><ul><li>It's the part that sits above your gum line. </li></ul><ul><li>An outer enamel layer and the dentin inside protect the tooth's underlying structures and prevent bacteria from entering the tooth </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Root is below the gum line. </li></ul><ul><li>It makes up about 2/3rds of the tooth's total </li></ul><ul><li>length </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com Gum Line Root 2/3 rd tooth’s total length
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Pulp helps nourish the tooth and is made </li></ul><ul><li>up of tiny blood vessels and nerves. </li></ul><ul><li>The blood vessels carry nutrients to the tooth, </li></ul><ul><li>and the nerves give feeling to the tooth. </li></ul><ul><li>The pulp tissue enters and exits through </li></ul><ul><li>openings at the root tips </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  6. 6. Unhealthy Tooth Bacteria can invade your tooth through a loose filling, a cavity, or a crack. In the initial stages the cavity can be cleaned and a tooth colored filling done to restore it For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  7. 7. Root Canal Treatment For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  8. 8. <ul><li>The goal of root canal therapy is to restore the </li></ul><ul><li>health of your damaged tooth. </li></ul><ul><li>During treatment, the pulp is removed from </li></ul><ul><li>your root canals through a small opening in the </li></ul><ul><li>crown. </li></ul><ul><li>Then the canals are cleaned and disinfected. </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com The above diagram shows instruction to clean the canal
  9. 9. Root Canal Treatment...... <ul><li>Treatment may take one or more visits. </li></ul><ul><li>The tooth is first numbed. </li></ul><ul><li>An opening is made in your tooth and any </li></ul><ul><li>existing fillings or decay is removed. </li></ul><ul><li>Then your dentist removes unhealthy pulp with </li></ul><ul><li>tiny, flexible files. </li></ul><ul><li>Using delicate, up-and-down motions, your </li></ul><ul><li>dentist gently cleans and smooth your canals to </li></ul><ul><li>disinfect them and prepares them for filling. </li></ul><ul><li>The canals are then sealed with an inert </li></ul><ul><li>material that occupies the space vacated by the </li></ul><ul><li>removal of the pulp </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  10. 10. <ul><li>After the inside of your tooth has been treated, </li></ul><ul><li>the outside will be restored to protect your tooth's </li></ul><ul><li>underlying structures and to bring the tooth back </li></ul><ul><li>into function. </li></ul><ul><li>Your dentist will usually cover the tooth with a </li></ul><ul><li>ceramic or metal crown </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com Ceramic Crown Metallic Crown Root Canal Treatment......
  11. 11. After root canal therapy your tooth should function and feel like your other teeth. Take care of your treated tooth the same way you would your other teeth For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com Root Canal Treatment......
  12. 12. Brush after every meal, and floss before going to bed For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com Root Canal Treatment......
  13. 13. Have regular dental checkups, cleanings, and any other dental work you may need so that your teeth last as long as you do! For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com Root Canal Treatment......
  14. 14. About Smile Care <ul><li>Author Name : “ Dr. Kripa Shetty ” </li></ul><ul><li>Smile Care® has spearheaded the cause of modern </li></ul><ul><li>dentistry in India through its multitude of activities in the </li></ul><ul><li>field of dentistry. </li></ul><ul><li>Smile Care® is involved in Clinical Services, Continuing </li></ul><ul><li>Education, Clinical Research, Public Awareness and </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Publication in the field of dentistry and offers </li></ul><ul><li>the synergistic benefit of these activities to all its clients </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.co
  15. 15. Contact Details Smile Care Clinic Bandra, Vashi, Nashik, Kolhapur Email: [email_address] Tel: 91 -22-26400188 / 83 Fax 91-22-26416342 For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.co
  16. 16. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.co
  17. 17. Issued in Public Interest by For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com

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