We totally understand that urge to bite into your favorite ice cream with the summer setting in. But wait, are you scared of the piercing pain that may come after? If so, it is time for a dental check-up now to find the real culprit behind this lingering sensitivity and pain while biting anything cold or hot. It could be an inflamed tooth, hidden cavities, or an infected root canal. 

So how does one get rid of this pain? Root canal treatment may save the day. RCT relieves pain and saves the damaged tooth. If you are experiencing any symptoms of tooth decay or pain, read everything you need to know about root canal treatment! 

What is a root canal treatment? 

Root canal treatment involves the removal of inflamed or infected pulp from the root of the decaying or damaged tooth. After removal, the inside of the tooth is disinfected and cleaned carefully before being filled and sealed. 

A root canal treatment involves the following steps, spread over two or more sittings, depending on the tooth's condition.

  • Examination of the tooth using X-rays and preparing the area to be treated.
  • Opening the crown of the tooth, cleaning the infected pulp from the root canal, and making space for filling. 
  • Shaping and filling the root canal and sealing it off with a temporary filling close to the opening.
  • Restoring the tooth with a crown or other restoration for a fully functioning tooth.

How do you know if you need a root canal treatment?

Here are the symptoms to look out for to know if you need a root canal treatment. The final call is upon your dentist to make:

  • Increased and prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold.
  • Cracked, chipped, or damaged tooth
  • Pain while chewing or biting
  • Tender, swollen gums
  • Discoloration of tooth
  • Recurring pimples on the gums

Modern-day technology has made root canal treatments very similar to a typical filling session, which can be completed in two to three sessions, depending on the severity of the damage. Root canal treatment is suggested when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. The cause of this inflammation or infection can vary from being a deep cavity to a crack or chip in the tooth. A tooth injury may also cause the pulp to be damaged, even if the tooth has no visible cracks and chips. If the pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it may lead to an abscess. 

Root canal treatment is suggested to a patient only after a thorough examination by the dentists. This process repairs and saves the damaged or decayed tooth from extraction. 

Where to get a root canal treatment? 

Visit Rana Dentistry for an examination if you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above. Our specialized team of doctors offer hassle-free treatment at affordable prices. The total root canal treatment cost majorly depends on the number of damaged teeth or the severity of the decay. Please visit our "Root Canal Treatment '' page or give us a call to learn more about our root canal treatment cost and process. We understand the financial concerns of dental treatments and offer all treatments at an affordable price. Generally, a root canal treatment cost is less expensive than the alternative of having the tooth extracted and replaced with an implant or a bridge. Please don't delay your root canal treatment. Contact us today.