Root Canal Treatment in Salt Lake, Kolkata

Root canal treatment (RCT) is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp) and cleaning and disinfecting it, then filling and sealing it. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma to it. The term “root canal” comes from cleaning of the canals inside the tooth’s root.

FAQ’s in RCT

1. Is RCT painful?

Decades ago, root canal treatments were painful. With dental advances and local anesthetics, most people have little if any pain with a root canal today.


2. How many visits are needed for RCT?

The number of visits can range from one visit to multiple visits depending upon the severity of the infection but in most cases the procedure is completed in two visits


3. Is local anesthesia needed for RCT?

Yes, in most cases local anesthesia is administered prior to starting RCT


4. How long will it take to recover after a root canal procedure?

It usually takes a week to completely recover from a root canal treatment.


5. Are there any post-treatment guidelines after a root canal procedure?

The post-treatment guidelines include:
  • Taking the medicines as advised by the dentist.
  • Maintaining good oral hygiene, with regular brushing and teeth flossing.
  • It is advisable to not eat or drink anything for a couple of hours after root canal treatment. Since the treated area is numb, there are chances of accidentally biting your teeth or tongue while eating. You can eat after the numbness wears off.
  • Avoid hard and crunchy foods for a few days after a root canal treatment.
  • If the opening on your teeth has been filled with temporary filling, chances are that some of the filling may wear off in between appointments. If the entire filling wears off you need to consult your dentist immediately.
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