This involves cleaning the root canal as the name suggests, repairing a damaged tooth instead of repairing it or extracting it. This treatment involves cleaning the root canal and replacing it with an inert substance after cleaning it. This is done to those who have damaged their tooth and bacteria have entered the pulp. The common symptoms are swelling in face and/or neck, a hole in the affected tooth, along with tooth pain and swelling of gum, and a rise in body temperature.
The treatment: The process spans to one or two visits, and initially an X-ray is taken to assess the damage and a local anesthetic is administered to control the pain. And then a hole is drilled from the top to the root canal, and all the pulp is extracted and the site is cleaned and washed. After the procedure the canal is replaced with a suitable filling material (sealer paste and rubber compound) that also wards of saliva and other particles that we consume followed by a dental filling.