Root Canal is an anatomical term which is used to describe small hallow located within the tooth which extends from the root of the tooth to the middle of the crown, the crown is that part of the tooth, which is visible above the gum. Tooth’s nerve network is used to fill this natural space located inside the teeth, which are nothing but blood vessels and soft tissues which keep the teeth healthy and nourished.
Why is Root Canal Treatment required?
A Root Canal Treatment can be required for many reasons, here are some of them
To treat decaying teeth
To treat teeth which have suffered from any kind of physical trauma
RCT is also commonly used to treat cracked or fractured tooth
At times the interior of a tooth can get infected or inflamed. In such cases, a dentist will have to diagnose the cause of the issue and then determine the magnitude of the damage that has caused to the tooth. In certain cases, different types of treatments like sedative dressing, fillings, and even a crown can be effective to heal an infection or inflammation.
The Treatment Process
As far as RCT or Root Canal Treatment is concerned, it is a process of getting rid of the affected tissue from the root canal of the tooth. It also involves subsequent processes of disinfecting and cleaning the root canal and then filling in the void which gets created between the crown of the final filling.
RCT is a very common treatment procedure used by the dentists to heal infected teeth and also to treat those affected by physical trauma.