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 tooth filling is done to maintain the shape of the tooth.
There are two ways to do Root Canal Treatment:
Computerised RCT is the most advanced type of RCT procedure. In this, 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 and it is more accurate than manual RCT. However, one more visit is required on next day after RCT to place the crown on the tooth.
Manual root canal treatment is the old method of RCT and is done in multiple visits. The whole process is done using hand so it has a few disadvantages. It takes longer time and is less accurate than computerized method.
The cost of a computerized RCT is $50. However, you also need a tooth crown after RCT which costs $100. So, total the cost of whole procedure of RCT + Crown is $50 + $100 = $150.
Question: Is it a painful procedure?
Answer: No, it is a completely painless treatment.
Question: How long a RCT treated tooth last?
Answer: RCT increases the life of a tooth by 15-20 years.
Question: What if I do not get RCT done in infected tooth?
Answer: If the tooth is not treated then the infection can spread into gums and may spread to other tooth.
Question: Is placement of crown compulsory in RCT tooth?
Answer: Yes, a crown is compulsory after RCT procedure.
Question: Does RCT treated tooth look like a natural tooth?
Answer: Yes, the RCT treated tooth look like a natural tooth.
Question: How many visists are required for the complete RCT procdeure?
Answer: The complete RCT and crown placement required a single visit of 2 days.