Root canal treatment also known as RCT is one of the best ways to treat infected teeth painlessly. The main aim of the root canal treatment is to remove the damaged pulp from the tooth and make sure that it's infection-free. Root canal treatment is effective for most of the patients, with its success rate of more than 98% and the best part is that the procedure is painless.
It’s a myth that RCT is a painful procedure because, with the latest expertise & technologies available nowadays, it’s a pain-free procedure. So, in this way, root canal treatment is beneficial to patients as they can get rid of the infected part of the tooth without the requirement of the removal of a tooth.
Root canal treatment is required in the cases when the infection occurred has spreaded to the deeper levels of a tooth. Degeneration of the pulp occurs once it attracts infection to it. Root canal treatment is most commonly advised immediately in case of the formation of abscess where the pus-pocket gets created at the end of the roots of the tooth. If the abscess is not treated on time with root canal treatment, then it can lead to severe effects on the health of the jawbone of the respective person.
Root canal treatment comprises of certain steps which are performed by an endodontist or an experienced general dentist. In the first step of root canal treatment, the dentist creates a drill in the tooth, to access the infected pulp. Then, the infected pulp is removed from the tooth. Here, the dentist disinfects the root canal with saline and other medicinal solutions. This is followed by sealing of the root canals with biocompatible filling materials for preventing the occurrence of a similar infection soon. Once the filling material is placed, the crown is also placed and fixed over the tooth. The dental filling and crown help in protecting the tooth from any fractures.
The average cost of root canal treatment in India varies throughout the cities and in Delhi & at our clinic, it varies between Rs. 6000 to Rs. 8000 per tooth. The price depends on the type of treatment such as anterior RCT, posterior RCT, single sitting RCT, and re-RCT. Its done by the team of RCT specialist with latest technologies & high expertise.