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Root Canal Treatment – How, What, Benefits and FAQs

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root Canal Treatment also known as RCT is a dental treatment that involves removing the infection present inside the tooth followed by filling.

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment - Blog
Benefits of Root Canal Treatment – Blog

Does Root Canal treatment hurt?

At Arcus Dental Clinic in KPHB we provide painless RCT.  The treatment is performed under local anesthesia that numbs the tooth and area surrounding it. During the process the endodontist (root canal treatment specialist) ensures that you don’t experience any pain. After the procedure you might experience slight discomfort or mild pain that can be manageable with the medicines.

How is Root Canal Treatment done?

Diagnosis: Root Canal Treatment Specialist (Endodontist) takes an X- Ray to examine the extent of infection and plan the treatment.

Anesthesia: Anesthesia will be given to numb the tooth. 

Cleaning & Shaping  the Root canal: During the RCT dentist creates a small hole on the top of the tooth to clean the root canal. Infected tissue present in the root canal are then cleaned & shaped with specialized instruments. 

Filling: The root canals are filled with suitable filling material to seal the space.

Benefits of RCT:

  • Root Canal Treatment (RCT) provides pain relief
  • Prevents the spread of infection
  • Improves the oral health
  • Cost effective compared to tooth removal
  • Preserves the natural tooth
  • Helps to restore the tooth to its normal function 

It is a dental procedure that helps us in providing pain relief, saves the tooth from infection and maintains good oral health

How long does it take to get root canal treatment (RCT)?

Painless Root canal treatment at arcus dental clinic in KPHB depends on various factors like location of the tooth, complexity of root canals inside the tooth, and severity of infection. In general, if the tooth located in the front side of the mouth takes half an hour to 1 hour whereas a tooth located in the back side of the mouth takes one to one and half hour. Some cases may require multiple visits depending upon the severity of infection. 

How much does root canal treatment cost?

Treatment cost at arcus dental clinic in KPHB depends on various factors like location of the tooth, tooth complexity, severity of the infection.

It is advisable to consult Root Canal Treatment specialist at Arcus dental clinic to know the exact price of the treatment. Treatment cost usually ranges between 4,000 – 8,000 Indian rupees.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

1. Can I smoke after root canal treatment?

At Arcus dental clinic in KPHB we suggest not to smoke after the treatment for a few days to a week as it causes delayed healing, increases the risk of infection, and also causes tooth discoloration. For the best possible outcome it is important to follow the post operative instructions given by the endodontist at Arcus Dental Clinic.

2. Can I drink alcohol after root canal treatment?

At Arcus dental clinic in KPHB we suggest avoiding alcohol on the day of the procedure as it may interfere with healing and has interactions with medicines.

3. How long should pain last after root canal treatment?

Post RCT it’s normal to have mild pain or discomfort for the first few days and can be manageable with the medicines given by our endodontist. Discomfort or pain varies from one individual to another depending upon the severity of the infection, complexity of the tooth inside. If the intensity or duration of pain or discomfort lasts for more than a few days contact our endodontist for guidance and evaluation.

4. What not to eat after the treatment?

It is advisable to not eat hard, crunchy, sticky foods on the root canal treated tooth until permanent filling is given as they may dislodge the temporary filling material. At Arcus Dental Clinic, we suggest you to not eat until anesthesia wears off as you may accidentally bite your cheeks, tongue, lips.


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