Root Canal Treatment is the process of saving the teeth from decay and infection. When the pulp and tissue inside the teeth is infected, then the root canal treatment stops the teeth from further decay. It also prevents the tooth infection from spreading further into gums. It saves your natural tooth and tooth does not need to be extracted. A crown is placed on the tooth after the treatment to give strength to the tooth so that it can work as a natural tooth.

There are two ways to do Root Canal Treatment:

  • Manual (Multiple Visits)
  • Computerized / Automated (Single Visit)

After root canal treatment, a tooth crown or bridge is placed on the treated tooth to give strength to the tooth. Please read more about tooth crown and bridge here.

Manual Root Canal Treatment

Manual root canal treatment is the most common type of root canal treatment procedure and is done in multiple visits. The whole process is done using hand so it has its advantages and disadvantages. The befits of manual process over computerized is that the tooth enamel is not excessively scraped to remove infected pulp and tissue from the teeth. So, it keeps the tooth as much natural as possible and the treated tooth is stronger when done using manual process as compared to computerized process. The only disadvantage is that it is done in multiple visits to the doctor and takes more time.

Root Canal Treatment

Computerized Root Canal Treatment

In computerized root canal treatment, the drilling of tooth and extraction of infected pulp is done using two machines, Endo Motor and Apex Locator. Its benefit is that the whole process is done in a single visit. However, the disadvantage is that excessive drilling of the teeth may be done by the machine and that can reduce the natural strength of the teeth because of excessive drilling.

Endo Motor
Endo Motor
Apex Locator
Apex Locator
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