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ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

          

Endodontics
Once upon a time, if the nerve in your tooth was diseased, you'd probably lose that tooth. Today with a special dental procedure called a root canal therapy we save that tooth. Inside each tooth there is a pulp which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth; it runs like a thread down through the root. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If you don't remove it, your tooth gets infected and you could lose it.
Endodontic Therapy or Root Canal Treatment entails the removal of this diseased pulp, cleaning and shaping the canals and filling the resultant canal space with a biocompatible material (gutta percha) to keep the bacteria from reforming in the canal.
At SMILES INC, root canal treatment is usually done in a single sitting for most cases with cutting edge technology. We value your time and multiple sitting root canals are avoided as far as possible.
J MORITA Apex Locators enable us to accurately determine the apical location of the canals with confidence and convenience.
Protaper Universal Rotary and Hand Instruments are used for shaping and cleaning canals. We use Nickel Titanium Rotary Protaper and Hero Shapers files. These are the finest in the world market today.
.Kodak RVG a digital x ray software gives us instant radiographic images of teeth at much greatly reduced X-Ray Radiation exposure. This way we protect our patients from unnecessary radiation.

                     

                     



A root canal is recommended if you have :

♦          Severe toothache while chewing or biting
♦          Prolonged sensitivity or pain to hot or cold drinks
♦          Severe discoloration of the tooth
♦          Swelling and tenderness of gums
♦          A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums
♦          Severe pain especially during night time.

Typical Procedures of Root Canal

STEP I

1. Take an X-ray and consult with a dentist.
2. Receive local anesthesia
3. Drill a hole to access into root canals and chamber of the decayed tooth.
4. Remove infected pulp including nerve tissues and blood vessels.
5. Place temporary filler into the hollowed root canals and chamber.

STEP II

1. Replace temporary filler with a permanent one in root canals and chamber.
2. Seal up the hole drilled in the tooth.
3. Prepare to fit a crown over the treated tooth if needed.
                                


                     

 
 
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