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The Checklist Before Getting Root Canal Treatment

by Puneet Kathuria | February 12, 2019

Make a checklist before getting root canal treatment. Make sure to gain enough knowledge about root canal treatment before your next appointment with your dentist. Your dentist will list a number of symptoms that made him/her suggest root canal treatment. If you agree to most of the following symptoms then you are a candidate for root canal treatment.

Has your dentist suggested getting a root canal treatment during your last visit? Do you have a decayed tooth that’s causing lingering pain? If your answer to any of these questions is yes then make a checklist before getting root canal treatment. Here’s what your checklist should include:

Learn About Root Canal

Make sure to gain enough knowledge about root canal treatment before your next appointment with your dentist. Get answers to following questions:

  • What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment refers to the cleaning of teeth from inside. The treatment includes removal of infected pulp (or center part of the tooth). The pulp consists of living connective tissues, blood vessels and nerves. The pulp is likely to get infected due to plaque, periodontitis (or gum diseases), crack in the tooth caused by trauma. In addition to this, any repetitive dental procedure can also an infection in the tooth pulp.

  • What’s the purpose of Root Canal Treatment?

The purpose of root canal treatment is to remove the decayed pulp so as to save your natural tooth. Once the pulp is removed, the empty space of the teeth is filled with a permanent material called gutta-percha. Delaying root canal treatment may result in tooth extraction or removal. The removal of infected pulp will also prevent the infection from spreading into other teeth. The advantage of root canal treatment is that you will be able to chew your food properly and conserve natural tooth as well.

  • Who performs Root Canal Treatment?

An endodontist is a trained expert who performs the endodontic treatment or root canal treatment.

  • What can go wrong with Root Canal Treatment?

Pulp removal requires a lot of experience. Therefore, always visit an endodontist for root canal treatment. Visiting general dentist may cause more harm resulting in tooth extraction. An incorrectly performed root canal treatment can also damage to the nearby tooth.

Know What Made Your Dentist to Suggest Root Canal Treatment

Your dentist will list a number of symptoms that made him/her suggest root canal treatment. If you agree to most of the following symptoms then you are a candidate for root canal treatment:

  • a severe toothache, tenderness, and fever
  • swelling around the tooth (including both gums and jaws)
  • pain while opening mouth and chewing food
  • foul taste around the tooth

Ask About Root Canal Treatment Cost

The cost for root canal treatment varies from clinic to clinic. However, at Dr.Kathuria’s Dentistry in South Delhi, India the root canal treatment cost is between Rs. 6000 to Rs. 8000 depend on the case like single sitting RCT, Re-RCT etc.