Here’s how your tooth is saved through treatment:
- First, an opening is made through the crown of the tooth. An opening is made through the crown of the tooth into the pulp chamber.
- The pulp is then removed. The root canal(s) is cleaned and aped to a form that can be filled. The pulp is removed, and the root canals are cleaned, enlarged and aped.
- Medications may be put in the pulp chamber and root canal(s) to help get rid of germs and prevent infection.
- A temporary filling will be placed in the crown opening to protect the tooth between dental visits. Your dentist may leave the tooth open for a few days to drain. You might also be given medicine to help control infection that may have spread beyond the tooth.
The pulp chamber and root canals are filled and sealed. The temporary filling is removed and the pulp chamber and root canal(s) are cleaned and filled. In the final step, a gold or porcelain crown is usually placed over the tooth. If an endodontist performs the treatment, he or she will recommend that you return to your family dentist for this final step. The crown of the tooth is then restored.
How long will the restored tooth last?
Your restored tooth could last a lifetime, if you continue to care for your teeth and gums. However, regular checkups are necessary. As long as the root(s) of a treated tooth are nourished by the tissues around it, your tooth will remain healthy.
Today, people are keeping their teeth longer thanks to advances in dental procedures. At the same time, we are also exposing our teeth to many more years of crack-inducing habits and stress. Although cracked teeth are becoming more and more common, these teeth can often be saved if treated promptly. The cost of this procedure varies between Rs. 1000 to Rs. 2000 depending on case and severity of the disease.
After Root Canal