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What is Root Canal treatment in case of Dental problem

Asked by SWATI, 22 Apr '09 09:38 am
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Root canal is a dental procedure which helps in removing the entire internal parts, mainly pulp chamber of the tooth. It also involves the filling of the prepared empty cavity with a suitable bio-compatible material. This procedure is done and advised only when the tooth can not compensate restoring material in a small cavity on the surface. The procedure involves the removal of the nervous elements of the tooth which have been infected or decayed already due to microbial action or any physical pressures.

The procedure that involves the root canal is also called as root canal therapy or root canal treatment. This is the only procedure that can help when the entire pulp and its contents are decayed. This procedure of root canal treatment can be done by a general dentist, but the one who specializes in this field is an Endodontist.

How is a root canal treatment done?

The dentist diagnoses a patient and advices for the treatment if the root canal is decayed.
The tooth area is i ...more
Answered by sunil matiyan, 22 Apr '09 09:49 am

 
  
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Each tooth has two parts 1)crown- seen by everyone 2) roots- which is inside the gums and helps in attaching tooth to bone. The blood vessels and nerves supplying nutrition to tooth enter from bone into tooth through these roots. the space occupied my these vessels inside the tooth is called root canal. when there is deep decay or a severe blow to the tooth, the vessels inside the roots die and produce pus. the procedure to remove this pus, clean the root canal and fill it with a biologicaly inert material is called as root canal treatment(RCT). very high quality metal pins of less then a millimeter diameter are used for this process. it can take 1-3 visits depending on severity of problem n skill of the dentist. RCT is usally followed by a crown on top of the tooth
Answered by dr piyush, 24 Apr '09 05:46 pm

 
  
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Answered by conviction, 23 Apr '09 11:27 pm

 
  
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Root canal treatment is a dental procedure in which the infected or damaged pulp of a tooth is removed and the inside areas are filled and sealed. The pulp of the tooth is the soft tissue that contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. It lies within the tooth and extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the root in the jawbone.
Root canal treatment saves teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. The most common cause of pulp infection is a cracked tooth or a deep cavity. Both of these problems can let bacteria enter the pulp and causes an infection inside the tooth. If not treated, pus builds up at the root tip in the jawbone forming a pus-pocket called an abscess, which can cause damage to the bone around the teeth.
Answered by kyatam vinamrath kumar, 27 Apr '09 11:51 am

 
  
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What's at the Root of Root Canals?
Three parts of the tooth are of particular importance: the pulp chamber, the dentin, and the enamel. The inner pulp chamber contains blood vessels, nerves, and lymph fluid.
Nutrients and blood, which keep the tooth alive, enter the pulp through lateral accessory canals and the main canal at the root of the tooth. From there, these circulating fluids pass through the microscopic network of tubules called the dentin and eventually reach the enamel. We tend to think of the enamel as a hard, impenetrable substance, but it is actually living tissue much like the skin. It presents a more formidable barrier than the skin, but fluids, minerals, and nutrients from both the saliva and the dentin can still pass back and forth through enamel.
The dentin makes up the majority of the tooth's structure. To the naked eye it appears to be solid; however, when viewed through a microscope, millions of small hollow tubules are visible. If all of the tubules in an a ...more
Answered by NILESH DHARAMSHI, 23 Apr '09 11:40 am

 
  
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The sensitive nerves situated at root of the tooth ...that cause, pains...are removed.........& filled with an inactive material......it is a safetreatment.......
Answered by Rajiv Only, 22 Apr '09 01:32 pm

 
  
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A root canal is the space within the root of a tooth. It is part of a naturally occurring space within a tooth that consists of the pulp chamber (within the coronal part of the tooth), the main canal(s), and more intricate anatomical branches that may connect the root canals to each other or to the surface of the root. The smaller branches are most frequently found near the root end (apex) but may be encountered anywhere along the root length. There may be one or two main canals within each root. Some teeth have more variable internal anatomy than others. This space is filled with a highly vascularized, loose connective tissue, the dental pulp. The dental pulp is the tissue which forms the dentin portion of the tooth. The formation of secondary teeth (adult teeth) is completed by 1-2 years after eruption into the mouth. Once the tooth has reached its final size and shape, the dental pulp's original function ceases for all practical purposes. It takes on a secondary role as a sensory or ...more
Answered by Razia, 22 Apr '09 10:18 am

 
  
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