What are the different types of root canal treatment?

Date : 06 Feb, 2023

To avoid extraction, infected or inflammatory pulp inside a tooth must be treated, but root canal therapy is able to do just that. Both surgical and nonsurgical methods are available to endodontists for addressing this issue. To better acquaint you with the services provided by Apex Endodontics, we've included a description of the various root canal procedures we perform in this post.


Infected or inflamed pulp tissue inside the tooth is the target of all root canal treatments. The endodontist's choice of instruments for root canal cleaning determines the specific nature of this treatment. Some treatments involve the use of mechanical apparatus, while others employ the use of lasers, water, and/or sound. Your tooth condition and the shape of your root canals will determine which specific instruments your dentist utilises. Smilestone- The Best Orthodontist in Nagpur provides Root Canal Treatment


Root canal therapy may take one or two visits, depending on the severity of the infection in your tooth. A root canal procedure usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes to finish. A more complex tooth with several roots can increase treatment time to two hours.


Root canal procedures and their varieties


Root canal therapy without surgery

The most common form of root canal therapy is the non-surgical variety. It can stand in for root canal therapy if you like. This is the most fundamental form of root canal treatment, in which the infected pulp and nerves of a tooth are removed and the canals are filled.

Most people who contemplate root canal therapy early in the course of an infection recover well. Since just a little amount of infectious pulp needs to be removed, the likelihood of problems is low, barring the patient's delay in considering root canal therapy.



In the event that the nonsurgical root canal therapy we just covered, known as a primary root canal, fails, a surgical operation known as an apicoectomy may be necessary. It's possible that the infection or inflammation has not been completely cleared away from your tooth or the alveolar bone that makes up your jaw.

An apicoectomy is performed under local anaesthetic only and is classified as a microsurgical technique. The root tip is removed, and the canal is sealed with a filling material.


Pulpotomy and Pulpectomy

Children are the intended target audience for root canal procedures of this type. They are like getting a small root canal. These two methods are similar in that they both aim to save a child's permanent teeth, but they differ in important ways. In the early stages of infection, the pulpotomy is indicated, where just the affected pulp is removed.

Because the pulpectomy is performed only when the entire pulp is infected, its primary focus is the removal of pulp. That's why there's a minor surgical procedure involved, wherein the pulp is extracted and the fling material is inserted into the tooth. Smilestone – Best Dental Clinic in Nagpur


Traditional medical approaches instead of surgical root canal treatment

The endodontist will first drill a tiny pilot hole into the tooth as the first step in the conventional root canal procedure. Here, the dentist can gain access to the tooth's interior and do a thorough cleaning. Tiny files are used to clean the inside of the tooth through the drill hole. These files are used to scrape the inside of the tooth to remove infected pulp by brushing it off and drawing it out. The endodontist will use cleaning solutions to flush out the canals of the tooth and ensure that all debris has been eliminated. As a last step, the endodontist will fill and seal the tooth. A permanent restoration is often required following the treatment and can be fitted by your regular dentist.


Root canal retreatment

Retreatment is a subset of root canal therapy. The root canal filling material is extracted during this procedure. Following that, the endodontist will clean the inside of the tooth to remove any remaining infection. At last, the tooth will be filled and resealed.


If the previous treatment was unsuccessful due to the presence of complicated anatomical features within the canals, retreatment may be necessary. Other causes of reinfection of the root canal include new fissures or cavities that may have allowed bacteria to re-enter your tooth.


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