Root canal Treatment  who have the nick name as RCT

Root canal Treatment  who have the nick name as RCT

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Root canal treatment consists of a number of steps that take place over depending on the situation. These steps are:

  • The endodontist examines and x-rays the tooth, then local anesthesia is administered to the affected tooth.
  • A dental dam is usually placed over the affected tooth to isolate it and keep it free from saliva.
  • The endodontist makes an opening through the back of a front tooth or the crown of a molar or pre-molar to remove the diseased pulp, called a pulpectomy.
  • Next, the pulp chamber and root canals are cleaned and shaped in preparation for a filling.
  • The endodontist fills the root canal with gutta percha material.
  • Root canal are permanently filled with gutta percha into each of the canals and is sealed in place with cement.
  • Sometimes a metal or plastic rod is placed in the canal for structural support.
  • In the final step, a crown is usually placed over the tooth to restore its natural shape and appearance.
  • If the tooth is broken, a post may be required to build it up prior to placing a crown.