Dental RCT

Dental RCT stands for Dental Root Canal Treatment. It is a dental procedure that is performed to treat a tooth that has a damaged or infected pulp (the innermost part of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels). The goal of a root canal is to save a tooth that might otherwise need to be extracted.

Here’s an overview of the dental root canal treatment process:

  1. Diagnosis:
    • The dentist examines the tooth and takes X-rays to assess the extent of the infection or damage.
  2. Anesthesia:
    • Local anesthesia is administered to numb the affected tooth and the surrounding area.
  3. Isolation:
    • The dentist places a rubber dam around the tooth to keep it dry and free of saliva during the procedure.
  4. Access Opening:
    • The dentist creates an opening in the crown of the tooth to access the pulp chamber and root canals.
  5. Cleaning and Shaping:
    • The infected or damaged pulp tissue is removed from the pulp chamber and the root canals using specialized instruments. The canals are then cleaned and shaped to prepare them for filling.
  6. Irrigation:
    • The canals are irrigated with disinfectant solutions to eliminate any remaining bacteria.
  7. Filling:
    • The cleaned and shaped canals are filled with a biocompatible material, usually a rubber-like substance called gutta-percha, to seal the space and prevent further infection.
  8. Sealing:
    • The access opening in the crown is sealed with a temporary or permanent filling. In some cases, a dental crown may be recommended to provide additional protection and support to the treated tooth.
  9. Follow-up:
    • After the root canal treatment, the dentist may schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor the healing process and, if necessary, discuss the placement of a permanent restoration like a crown.

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