Root Canal Treatment


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  • what is root canal treatment ? many people ask this question nowadays or root canal treatment steps ? what is the root canal cost in Pune?. Well all the questions will be answered in the following sections.

  •  Root canal is used to treat a damaged or diseased tooth.
  • Inside your tooth, beneath the hard layers is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. 

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  • Once the blood supply of the tooth is infected by the advancing decay  in the enamel and dentin layers of the tooth, the bacteria completely infect the blood supply of the tooth. The inflammatory reaction caused by the body defense cause  pain and discomfort in that area.
  • In root canal treatment ,the infected pulp is removed from the root canals, and the root canals are disinfected by the chemicals.
  • Finally , the canals are filled by the inert material , to seal them against any bacterial growth in future.

Is the root canal neccessary ?

Root canal becomes necessary to save the tooth and to relieve the pain associated with it. Only alternative to the root canal is the complete removal of the tooth. It seems to be the last resort if all the dental treatments fail. In most cases root canal treatment can  be performed, however, root canal cost can be a problem for some people.

Is the root canal painful?

is root canal painful?

The root canal treatment in itself is done under the local anaesthetic, which is administered at a location near to the tooth to numb it for couple of hours . Therefore , root canal is not  a painless procedure , but minor discomfort during the injection or procedure varies from person to person. Root canal treatment in Kharadi clinic is done with  utmost care and minimum discomfort is given to the patient.

How long does the procedure take?

Root canal treatment can be completed either in single sitting in one appointment or mostly in two sittings. It depends on the various factors such as the teeth to be treated , patient cooperation etc. But in most cases two sittings are compulsory to complete the treatment. 

We usually prefer to do it in two sittings, because its more favorable and successful.

Root canal treatment in Kharadi clinic is done in two sittings of one hour each.

Is the crown or Cap necessary after RCT?


The crown becomes essential as most of the root canal treated teeth are prone to fracture in the long run. But if the front teeth which are damaged minimally by the decay or trauma , do not need to be capped.

The cost of the root canal treatment varies in India ranging from Rs 2000 up to Rs 20000 in some clinics. Root canal treatment in Kharadi clinic is charged 3300, keeping in mind the patient’s budget concern.

Factors affecting the  cost 
  • the skills and the degree of the  dentist, usually an endodontist  charges more as compared to the regular dentist because of having advanced degree in root canal therapy.
  • the equipment used during a root canal
  • the efforts put by a dentist for the long term success of a root canal.
  • the quality of the material used .
  • the time utilized.

Which type of dentist should I go for root canal treatment in Pune?

Root canal therapy is performed by the general dentist as well as Endodontists. The Endodontists are having advanced degree and training in treating root canal disease, therefore its always better to go to an endodontist for a root canal. Root canal treatment in Khradi clinic is

How long will a root canal last?

A root canal can save the tooth for many years . It’s not uncommon to see the RCT treated teeth to last about 20 years in many people. Therefore, “many years” will be an appropriate answer to this question. The root canal treatment in Kharadi clinic have lasted many years , none of them have failed till now.

How do I know that I need a root canal?

Usually your dentist will be using many ways to diagnose your tooth before root canal. Various modalities can be used , such as 

  • x-ray of the tooth
  • signs and symptoms of the tooth
  • heat test, cold test or electric pulp test.
  • cone beam computed tomography -3 D X ray. etc

Does a tooth needing root canal always pain?

It’s not necessary that a tooth should pain and it needs a root canal. Almost 50% teeth needing a root canal don’t show symptoms of pain. We call is asymptomatic apical periodontitis. Therefore, diagnosis of the tooth plays a crucial role before the start of the treatment.

Why do I need root canal treatment?

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When decay has contaminated the pulp (the blood supply) and a bacterial infection has destroyed the enamel and dentin (the inner layers of the tooth), root canal therapy is required.

Bacteria will infect the pulp, and the bacteria will begin to grow.

Symptoms of a tooth infection include:

When eating or drinking hot or cold meals, you may experience pain.
a pain that occurs when biting or chewing and is unrelated to any stimuli

These symptoms may worsen into pain and discomfort in that area as the illness advances.

Is it necessary to go for a root canal?

The only option apart RCT is extraction of the offending tooth. If you do not undergo treatment the pain may continue and tooth will get fractured and broken in some years ..The bacterial infection can spread to the jaws, blood and rest of the body, which can cause fever and other isuues.

The daily life can get severely affected without a root canal or extraction. In the severe cases tooth may get completely decayed and need surgical extraction later on.

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Will the root canal treatment damage my teeth?

Root canal is the safest procedure and one of the most predictable procedure if done correctly by an expert. In fact it will give your tooth a long life .

Will there be pain after root canal treatment?

A root canal is a major procedure, so pain after a root canal is subjective . A root canal involves deep cleaning inside the canals  of your tooth, which can in turn irritate surrounding nerves and gums.

If at all pain is there, the doctor will prescribe you the painkillers , which should effectively control for next two days.   It’s normal to experience mild to moderate pain for a few days after a root canal. 


In the past, root canals were extremely painful. This is one reason why people sometimes avoided such procedures. Dentists now have pain-relieving measures that can be used to reduce the amount of pain you experience during the procedure.

Before the process begins, your dentist will apply a local anesthetic that minimizes pain. You might still feel pressure during the cleaning, but you shouldn’t be in pain during the actual procedure.

As the local anesthetic wears off after the root canal, you might experience mild pain and sensitivity. This is related to the cleaning process. During the cleaning process, your dentist makes a small opening in the crown of the tooth and cleans out diseased pulp inside the pulp chamber of the tooth. While uncomfortable, any pain and sensitivity following a root canal should only last a few days.

You should also avoid chewing hard foods immediately following the root canal, as this can induce more pain.


Reasons why a treated tooth needs a dental crown

For the most part, teeth in the back of the mouth (molars and premolars) will require a crown. These teeth bear the most bite force and usually, need a little extra support. Teeth in the front of the mouth tear rather than crunch, so they can generally get away without a crown after a root canal. Some other factors that determine whether a tooth needs a dental crown after a root canal.

The severity of the break or decay that led to the root canal in the first place is a significant consideration with dental crown placement. 

Those who grind and clench their teeth, a condition known as bruxism, will certainly need a dental crown following root canal treatment. Root canal treatment weakens the tooth, and the immense pressure put on this freshly operated tooth will prove detrimental.

Teeth with root canals that have had damage in the past are especially susceptible to breakage. A crown can help prevent a tooth from breaking when its structural integrity is doubtful.


What is re-root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment can fail due to many reasons on the long run, which make a dentist to re do the root canal treatment. Root canal is used trying to save the tooth from extraction. Saving the normal tooth regularly yields better outcomes, and numerous re-treated teeth can work well for quite a long time, may be for the remainder of the patient’s life.


What Happens During The Root Canal Re-Treatment Procedure?

During  the retreatment , firstly the the metal or ceramic crown is cut and removed using high speed burs. Overall, this procedure may be time consuming as its similar to process of reversing the root canal.  The access is again gained to the root canals by removing the filling material from the chamber. Then , the root canal filling material is removed using rotary instruments or using chemicals.

If the reason for the failure of root canal was the  missed canals , the missing canals are searched and prepared. On the other hand , if the root canal was done improperly ,  the corrections are done and then root canals are disinfected similar to the normal root canal procedure. Again, the root canal filling is done and chamber is sealed using ideal filling material.

Will More Than One Appointment Be Needed To Complete This Procedure?

Yes , the retreatment will be requiring more than one appointment because the first appointment will be utilized in gaining access to the canals and placing the medication in them. next appointment will be utilized to fill the canals and filling of the chamber

What Happens After The Root Canal Re-Treatment Procedure?

After the completion of the treatment, the crown has to be placed. the new crown has to be fabricated for this purpose.

For what reason Would A Root Canal Re-Treatment Be Necessary?

It can be any of the following reasons:

  • pain even after many days of completion of RCT
  • missed canals in previous treatment
  • short or long filling materials in already treated  teeth
  • faulty root canal treatment
  • reinfection in canals
  • and many more

How Successful Is Root Canal Re-Treatment?

Retreatment is as successful as the regular root canal treatment, as long as all the parameters are met. The treated teeth may last for many years


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