Increasing sensitivity of a tooth, spontaneous raging toothache and discomfort when chewing are amongst the most common symptoms that could indicate the need for root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment is when a dentist removes infected tissue from inside your tooth. They will clean and fill the inside of your tooth to prevent further damage or infection. Root canal treatment can save your tooth from having to be taken out.
Single sitting root canals are increasingly becoming popular and possible in the hands of expert endodontists using latest technology. But they depend on the extent of infection and the number of roots the infected teeth has too.
What is Single Sitting Root Canal Procedure
After establishing that a root canal is necessary, the dentist will numb the area and cover it with a rubber dam to prevent infection and keep the area dry for the duration of the procedure. The dentist will then make a small hole at the top of the infected tooth and the pulp is removed from the chambers and canals of the tooth. The chambers and canals are widened to provide sufficient room for a root canal filling, and then the tooth is filled.