Dentistry is not expensive, negligence is, and that is very true. When your tooth is associated with pain, it indicates that it has passed the stage of palliative treatment, and now it requires a major conventional treatment like a root canal. DICC has been providing root canal treatments for a very long time, and below are the insights about how you can save your tooth through RCT at DICC.
What causes decay in teeth?
There are multiple reasons for tooth decay:
Improper or abstinence of teeth brushing
Patients who are not habitual of brushing their teeth regularly often decay the tooth. This is because the debris left in the tooth remains unclear and provides room for bacteria to feed on. As a result, the tooth starts to decay.
Do you know that having a high sugar diet decreases the pH of the oral cavity?
Decreasing pH means that your mouth becomes acidic, providing a favorable environment for the bacteria to feast on!
If you have ever noticed a black spot or lesion on the surface of your tooth, then know that it is the first classical sign of a tooth following decay. If left untreated over time, this spot then leads to deep cavitation. A deep cavity extending down in the tooth can never be treated with a filling. It requires a complex treatment like a root canal.
Susceptible tooth surfaces
Tooth surface areas where your toothbrush is unable to go often have debris remaining on them. These areas decay at a much faster rate. The tooth most commonly affected by it is your wisdom tooth located at the end.
What are the symptoms of a tooth following decay?
This is the most important thing you should know as a patient. The minor symptoms of a cavitated tooth include:
- Mild pain occasionally
- The pain had a history of a very short time
- Food getting impacted in the cavity
However, if the cavity deepens extending from the crown to the roots, the tooth is likely to decay and enter the tooth’s pulp. The condition in which the infection of the decayed tooth enters into the pulp of the tooth is called pulpitis, and it is one of the most painful conditions. DICC provides the right treatment for pulpitis either through extractions or through complex root canal treatments.
The symptoms of pulpitis include:
- Extreme stabbing pain
- Pain that occurs during the night while sleeping
- Pain that spreads into ears and down the neck
- Mild to moderate fever
- The inability of opening the mouth
- Food impaction now and then.
How can you save your tooth?
The best way to save your tooth is to report to a good dentist. DICC has a very cooperative staff, and they are successfully saving teeth instead of extracting them. If your tooth has a cavity not associated with pain, it can be saved by a filling material. However, if the cavity is deep down and extends pulp, the best way to save it is through root canal treatment.
What is root canal treatment?
A root canal treatment is a clinical procedure used to clean and remove an infection inflicted on a tooth. It is a conservative treatment that involves a series of steps. The treatment is very complex, and any error can lead to tooth deterioration. However, DICC has specialized professionals that perform root canal treatment precisely.
The treatment involves removing the dirt caused by bacteria cleaning the roots, giving them a shape, and placing medications within the cleaned roots. The medicine added then works to clear off the infection and damage caused by it.
What are the steps of root canal treatment and how are they carried out at DICC?
An ideal root canal treatment is done within 3-4 visits, depending upon the extent of damage and its healing. Some endodontists perform this treatment within a single visit also. Although the treatment is complex, DICC ensures that all the treatment protocols are followed and carried out with the correct instrument. Apart from the instrument, it is the dentist’s skill that weighs more importance than any other thing.
The steps of root canal treatment followed in DICC are:
- Patient seating, history taking, and examination
- Investigating through X –rays
- Identification of the problem
- Identifying the working length of the root to be cleaned through an initial X-ray
- Cavity preparation and excavating the decayed portion
- Cavity opening to enter into the canals
- Preparing the canals with sterilized and prepared files.
- Cleaning the canals with prepared files and medicines
- Shaping the root canals by enlarging and tapering them
- Second X-ray examination to check whether the file has reached the working length or not
- Pouring and filling with GUTTA PERCHA (a chemical medicament used to fill canals)
- Filling the tooth with the tooth-colored filling material and core build-up.
- Cutting the tooth and preparing it for crown placement
- Impression taking for crown placement
- Selection of crown
- Crown cementation on the root canal treated tooth
- Bite check after the complete treatment.
Why choose DICC for a root canal treatment?
Treating a tooth with root canal treatment requires many skills and knowledge. As you have read above, the procedure is quite lengthy and complex; it indicates only a well-trained staff can perform it. DICC has a skillful and keen staff that provides high-end treatment with well-versed technology and pieces of equipment. Some useful reasons DICC is the best choice for Root canal treatment are as follows:
- A clean environment with friendly staff
- Successful outcomes after RCT (root canal treatment)
- No complaints were reported by previously treated patients
- Proper and complete healing was achieved, proving that the dentists in DICC are well-versed.
- Fully equipped tools used
- Proper sterilization of every instrument is done to prevent the spread of infections
- Use of high technology X-rays to locate and identify the problematic lesions
- The facility of free follow-ups
- Correct post-treatment instructions given
What is the post-care instruction after a root canal treatment?
- Avoid brushing at least for a day in the treated area
- Abstain from biting anything hard and rigid from the treated tooth
- After a week, always brush and clean the area below the crown to prevent food accumulation
- Floss after eating every meal
DICC works on the principles of saving the tooth by complex mechanisms rather than extracting them easily. You will never regret choosing DICC over any other because we have been successfully providing fruitful treatments for years. It is all because of the well-trained dentists and their auxiliaries. Apart from that, your compliance as a patient makes us become better health care providers.