Root Canal Treatment (RCT), also known as endodontic therapy, is the most common dental procedure. More or less, everyone has to undergo a root canal procedure once in their lifetime. Unfortunately, there are many negative assumptions about this procedure, due to which people are afraid of undergoing it. However, the treatment is relatively simple, and there is nothing to be scared of. With advancements in dental practices, Root Canal Treatment in Dubai has become simpler and more manageable. Please continue reading to learn everything about Root Canal Treatment, including its cost, process, pre, and post-care instructions, etc.
Table of Contents
- 1 What is Root Canal Treatment?
- 2 Root Canal vs Extraction
- 3 Candidacy Criteria
- 4 Pre-Procedure Care
- 5 Procedure
- 6 Post-Procedure Care
- 7 Recovery and Results
- 8 Benefits
- 9 How to avoid root canal treatment?
- 10 Cost of the Treatment
- 11 Root Canal Treatment FAQs
- 12 Consult an Expert
What is Root Canal Treatment?
Root Canal Treatment or RCT is an endodontic dental procedure that refers to cleaning canals inside a tooth. During the procedure, an expert dentist removes the infected pulp from the inside of the decayed tooth. After that, the hollow space is filled with a material that prevents any microbial infection in the future.
Root Canal vs Extraction
Root Canal Treatment to save the natural tooth is always a better option than a tooth extraction. RCT costs less and does not take long to complete. Moreover, the procedure requires fewer sessions to get the desired results.
If a tooth is extracted, it must be replaced with an implant, a bridge, or a crown to restore normal chewing. Removing a tooth without any replacement can lead to tooth shifting, jaw displacement, and infection in neighboring teeth.
Anyone who is experiencing the following symptoms is a perfect candidate for this procedure:
- Pain while chewing food
- A tooth cavity and decay left untreated for long
- Feeling sensitivity while consuming hot and cold foods
- Extreme pain in a tooth as well as the ear and head
- A gum infection left untreated for a long time
- Tender and sensitive lymph nodes
- Swollen gums that bleed while brushing and eating
Before the procedure, a dental expert will take an X-ray of the patient’s affected tooth. It helps the doctor gain a better insight to determine the spread, severity, and extent of the infection. However, there are no specific pre-procedural instructions for the patients.
After careful assessment, an expert dentist will carry out the RCT. The step-by-step Root Canal procedure for infected tooth nerve is as follows:
- In the first step, the dentist makes an opening through the enamel and the crown with the help of a small dental drill.
- After making an opening, they will clean the pulp chamber canals filled with tooth decay and bacteria.
- The canals of the affected tooth are flushed out and disinfected using an antiseptic and anti-bacterial solution.
- Then, they will place a dental filling inside the hollow canals of the tooth.
- After that, the tooth is sealed to protect it from future invasions.
- They will also place a dental crown onto the restored tooth to restore normal function.
After the Root Canal procedure, the patient’s mouth and gums will remain numb for a couple of hours. The patient can resume their daily activities after the procedure is complete. However, they need to be extra careful with the treated tooth before a crown is placed.
Some general post-procedure instructions are as follows:
- Do not chew or try to use the treated tooth to keep the area clean.
- Chewing with the affected tooth can break the fragile filling and pave the way for infectious bacteria.
- Do not miss out on the appointment for dental crown placement.
- Brush and floss the teeth, and rinse with mouthwash after the RCT procedure.
Recovery and Results
About 95% of all RCT procedures are successful. The filling and the treated tooth may not require another treatment for a lifetime.
However, bad oral hygiene and not caring for your teeth can deteriorate the newly placed sealing material. Once this material dissolves, the infection may happen again. An undetected crack or other problems with the tooth restoration can lead to new infections. After the procedure, the dentist will prescribe some antibiotics or analgesics as a remedy against pain. The medication can also speed up the healing process.
Root Canal Treatment in Dubai has multiple benefits, including the following:
- Enhances overall oral health
- Saves natural tooth from extraction
- Very successful and cost-effective treatment
- Prevents the spread of infection in neighboring teeth
- Restores the normal functioning of the tooth after a quick treatment
- Visually appealing results as the new crown look aesthetically pleasing
- Helps prevent the jawbone from degenerating and decaying
How to avoid root canal treatment?
You can prevent going for a Root Canal Treatment if you follow the following steps:
- Maintain good oral hygiene by regularly brushing, flossing, and using a mouthwash.
- Regularly visit your dentist for a complete dental checkup to find and react to any signs of tooth decay.
- Do not ignore any tooth pain, and consult a dentist if you experience any.
- Avoid sticky and sugary foods, and if you consume any brush and floss immediately.
Cost of the Treatment
Generally, the Root Canal Treatment price and restoration process are much less expensive than the tooth extraction procedure. The cost of this popular dental treatment depends on many different factors, such as:
- The complexity of the problem
- Number of teeth affected by the infection
- The expertise of the endodontist performing RCT
- Type of clinic and machinery used
- Location of the patient
- Desired results
To know the exact Root Canal Treatment cost in Dubai, consult an expert dentist.
Root Canal Treatment FAQs
How painful is a root canal?
The person who undergoes this procedure will not feel any pain because the treatment area will be numbed beforehand through local anesthesia. If the patient feels pain after the effects of anesthesia diminish, painkiller medication can be taken.
How long does a root canal take?
It can take approximately 90 minutes. However, at least two sessions are required to complete a root canal treatment.
Why do root canals take 2 visits?
Two or more sessions might be required to perform this treatment. During the first appointment, the dentist will remove infected nerve tissue. After doing so, the tooth will take some time to lose sense. During the second session, canals of the roots will be cleaned, sterilized, molded, and packed.
Do they put you to sleep for a root canal?
No, general anesthesia is not required because a root canal is a minor surgical procedure. Your dentist will only numb the area where the diseased tooth is located. In other words, local anesthesia will be enough.
Who is a Root Canal Specialist?
Endodontists also called root canal specialists, receive 2-3 years of additional specialized training after dental school to become experts in root canal treatment.
Consult an Expert
At Euromed Clinic Center, we have some of the best root canal specialists on board. Our dentists are highly experienced in performing the RCT. To get the best Root Canal Treatment in Dubai, visit our clinic. You can schedule an appointment with us by visiting our clinic or filling the online form.
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