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Save your natural tooth with Root Canal Therapy!

A tooth abscess can be extremely painful, or may not even hurt at all. But in either case, it should be treated immediately. Failing to do so could result in serious consequences. An untreated tooth abscess that does not drain into the mouth could spread internally to surrounding tissues. In severe cases, it can spread to the rest of the body and affect vital organs such as the heart. Symptoms may include fever and nausea, and if not treated may lead to hospitalization or even result in death. Diagnosing and treating a tooth abscess early can help to prevent any of these complications.

Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy is not painful. It is often the infection that comes before the root canal that hurts the most. If this infection is treated with antibiotics for several days first, the tooth then can be properly anesthetized for treatment. During a root canal, the infection and also all the nerve and blood supply inside tooth is removed. A filling material is then placed to fill the tooth canal. However, because the tooth becomes brittle and susceptible to breaking following a root canal, a crown should be placed afterwards. This helps to protect the tooth and make it strong again after a root canal.

Root Canal Treatment (RCT) also is known as Endodontic Treatment is a procedure done when the tooth decay reaches the pulp (innermost layer of the tooth) causing inflammation. It is necessary to save the damaged tooth from extraction. This procedure is done by an Endodontist who is known as a Root Canal Specialist. The procedure involves:

  • Removal of inflamed or infected tooth material

  • Cleaning and disinfection

  • Filling and sealing with an inert material

  • Restoration and crown/cap

It is a multi-step procedure and may require multiple sittings.



Root Canal Treatment (RCT) is done on a damaged or infected tooth. Infection could be due to a cracked or broken tooth, deep decay, gum diseases or maybe due to repeated dental treatment on a particular tooth. It becomes extremely important to get the Root Canal Treatment as:

  • It stops the infection from spreading and will then save the tooth from extraction

  • RCT relieves the pain caused due to inflammation



  • The most common symptom that one might need Root Canal Treatment is a toothache. The pain can range from mild to severe. With time it may worsen, and you will feel the pain even when you bite your food.

  • The other reason is prolonged sensitivity. If you feel sensations in your tooth while consuming something hot or cold, then there is the slightest chance that one needs to undergo Root Canal Treatment.

  • Swelling in the gums can also be a sign that you need Root Canal Treatment.



  • If the pain you feel goes away, then it does not mean that your tooth had healed with time but this indicates that the nerves inside the tooth are all dead and the infection has grown manifolds.

  • The bacteria from infection can enter into the tissues of gum and jaw which can cause a pus-filled abscess. This can even lead to a serious condition like heart disease and stroke.



Step 1:

The very first step involves an X-ray which is taken to determine the extent and approach to infection. If required local anesthesia is administered before starting the treatment.

Step 2:

The next step is Cavity Preparation. A cavity is prepared, making sure all the infected tooth material or previous filling material is removed and a proper approach to inner-part of the tooth (pulp) is established.

Step 3:

This is followed by disinfection and shaping of pulp canals. The infected pulp is cleared out completely, canals are shaped and cleaned. Thorough disinfection is achieved.

Step 4:

Clean and disinfected canals are then sealed and filled with an inert rubber-like filling material known as Gutta-Percha.

Step 5:

The very last step is restoration & crown. The crown portion of the tooth cavity is then restored with a filling, followed by a Cap/Crown cementation.



  • Do not put pressure on the tooth. Since there is no crown, the tooth is unprotected as a result, putting pressure can cause damage to the tooth.

  • Avoid hard and crunchy food, instead chew soft food until final restoration

  • Be careful while brushing. Do not be too harsh while brushing

  • Get a dental crown as soon as possible as this will protect your tooth from further damage

  • Visit your Endodontist if you face any complexities or severe pain


Q.1. Is Root Canal Process Painful?

The main goal of a root canal treatment (RCT) is to relieve pain, not cause it. Modern techniques and local anesthesia make the process smooth and painless. So, there’s no need to fear or delay getting one if your Endodontist recommends it.

Q.2. How Long Does Root Canal Last For?

About 90% of root-treated teeth last 8 to 10 years. Getting a crown after the treatment helps the tooth last longer. If you keep it clean, the treated tooth should last a while. Regular dental check-ups can catch any issues early. Taking care of your overall oral hygiene will also benefit the health of the treated tooth. So, brush, floss, and visit your dentist to ensure its longevity.

Q.3. Do Root Canals Procedures Hurt A Lot?

The main goal of a root canal treatment (RCT) is to relieve pain, not cause it. Modern techniques and local anesthesia make the process smooth and painless. So, there’s no need to fear or delay getting one if your Endodontist recommends it.

Q.4. How Much Do Root Canals Procedures Cost?

The price of a root canal depends on the location and health of the afflicted tooth, as well as whether or not a crown is required. If the infection in your tooth is not treated, it might spread to adjacent teeth, gums, or even travel to other parts of your body, which will further become more expensive in the future.

At DENTOCARE, our commitment is to provide dental care that’s both safe and affordable. When it comes to dental issues, the RCT or Root canal treatment cost can be a significant concern for many. Considering this concern, our RCT treatments, led by experienced DENTIST, start at a reasonable price


Q.5. How Long Does It Take To Heal?

Once the root canal treatment is completed, the treated tooth will heal within a few days. Patients might experience some pain once they awaken from anaesthesia; this is likely to end within a few days due to medication.

Q.6. Can One Get RCT Done In A Day?

Most root canal treatment can be successfully completed by a dentist in a single day. In certain cases of serious infection or back tooth, a dentist may give 2-3 days appointment for finishing the treatment.

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