Restorative Services

Root Canal Treatment


What is root canal treatment ?

It is a procedure done to save teeth when there are problems involving the dental pulp. The dental pulp consists of nerves,blood vessels and connective tissue, any infection involving this area is a cause for intense dental pain. The procedure is done under local anaesthesia. The infected dental pulp or soft core of tooth is thoroughly cleaned out, the canals enlarged and the tooth(both root and crown) is then filled.After filling an artificial crown is made to complete the restoration of the tooth.

The procedure may be done in a single visit or over a few visits depending on the severity of the infection.

What causes pulpal damage?
  • Deep dental caries
  • Fractured dental fillings with secondary caries
  • Trauma/ blow to the teeth or jaw
  • Fractured or cracked tooth involving the pulp
  • Sometimes an infection in the gum could lead to pulpal damage
What are the symptoms of pulpal damage?

    Symptoms vary from person to person.The most common ones include:

  • Pain (the severity varies)
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold food
  • Swelling
What if the tooth is left untreated?

The infected pulp degenerates and the infection spreads to the bone and surrounding tissues. If still ignored the tooth decays further and may need an extraction.

Once treated ,with regular dental check ups and proper dental care at home these teeth can serve you for your lifetime.

Avoid chewing hard food with these teeth to protect them further.

Post and Core


Post and core is a dental restoration used to build-up tooth structure, when there is not enough to properly retain the crown, due to either decay or fracture.

The post is placed within the root of a tooth that has had a root canal .Some of the root canal filling material is removed creating a space. The space that is created is used to anchor the post within the root of the tooth.

A core is built from filling material around the part of the post that sticks out of the root after the post is cemented into the root. The core is shaped so that it retains a crown.

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Further Reference:

http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/r/root-canals.aspx

Crown


The “anatomical” crown of a tooth is the part which is visible in the mouth. An artificial crown is used to protect and restore a broken, weakened or heavily filled tooth. They are also used to improve the appearance of discoloured or crooked teeth.

Crowns are made of many different materials including metals and ceramics.

All-ceramic crowns look more toothlike and come with a warranty.

Crowns which are “all ceramic”( with no metal interface) look more aesthetic and have a tooth like appearance

Before Crown

Tooth Coloured Fillings


Fractured teeth, cavities, old silver fillings can be repaired ,restored or replaced with tooth coloured fillings which look more lifelike.

Before Tooth Coloured Fillings
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