Root Canal Treatment at Shanti Dental Care & Clinic

At Shanti Dental Care & Clinic, we understand that the words “root canal” can sometimes cause apprehension, but rest assured, our expert team is here to make the experience as comfortable and effective as possible. Our root canal treatments are designed to alleviate pain, save your natural tooth, and restore your oral health, allowing you to maintain a confident smile.

What is a Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a procedure aimed at treating infections or damage deep within the pulp of a tooth. The pulp is the innermost part of the tooth containing nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. When the pulp becomes infected or injured, it can lead to severe pain, swelling, and potential tooth loss if left untreated. A root canal treatment involves removing the infected pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the canal, and sealing it to prevent further infection.

Signs You Might Need a Root Canal:

  • Persistent Toothache: A severe, lingering toothache, especially when chewing or applying pressure, could indicate pulp inflammation or infection.
  • Sensitivity: Increased sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures that lingers even after the stimulus is removed.
  • Swollen Gums: Swelling, tenderness, or a pimple-like bump on the gums near the affected tooth.
  • Discoloration: Darkening or discoloration of the tooth, which might suggest internal damage.
  • Painful Abscess: Formation of an abscess, a pus-filled pocket at the root of the tooth, causing pain and swelling.

Our Root Canal Procedure:

  1. Diagnosis: Our experienced dentist will conduct a thorough examination, including digital X-rays, to assess the extent of the damage and determine if a root canal is necessary.
  2. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia will be administered to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
  3. Access: The dentist will create a small opening in the tooth’s crown to access the infected pulp.
  4. Cleaning: The infected pulp will be carefully removed, and the canal will be cleaned and disinfected to eliminate bacteria.
  5. Filling: The cleaned canal will be filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha to seal the space and prevent re-infection.
  6. Restoration: In many cases, a tooth that has undergone a root canal will require a dental crown to restore its strength and appearance.

Benefits of Choosing Shanti Dental Care & Clinic:

  • Experienced Specialists: Our skilled endodontists are well-versed in performing root canal treatments with precision and care.
  • Advanced Technology: We employ state-of-the-art equipment to ensure accurate diagnoses and effective treatment.
  • Patient Comfort: Your comfort is our priority. We offer a calming environment and can discuss sedation options if needed.
  • Preserving Your Smile: Root canal treatment allows you to keep your natural tooth and maintain a healthy smile.
  • Comprehensive Aftercare: Our team provides thorough aftercare instructions to support your recovery process.

Don’t let fear or discomfort hold you back from seeking the care you need. If you’re experiencing tooth pain or suspect you might need a root canal, contact Shanti Dental Care & Clinic today. Our compassionate team is here to provide the relief you deserve.