Dental Surgery Department
What is root canal treatment?
A root canal treatment is done to remove the infected tissue from the root canal of your tooth so that you are relieved of the severe pain, thereby saving the tooth from extraction (removal of a tooth).
When is the root canal treatment recommended?
Generally, root canal treatment is recommended when the tooth is infected and it is deeply extended to the pulp. However, the pulp can also become infected and dead if the tooth had a trauma, leading to non-vitality of the tooth. Thus such conditions will also require a root canal treatment. If it is left untreated, the infection can become severe enough to undergo extraction.
What are the signs and symptoms of root canal infection?
Inflammation, swelling and abscess formation around the affected tooth. Gum tenderness when biting or chewing on the affected side. Tooth hypersensitivity to hot or cold drinks and foods. Tooth discolouration. Severe dental pain. However, sometimes, patients with root canal infection may not feel any discomfort.
How a Root Canal Treatment is performed?
Root canal treatment is usually performed either in a single visit or with multiple visits depending on the severity of disease which usually lasts for 30 to 90 minutes per visit. Dentists will take an x-ray of the affected tooth to know the extent of the infection and to plan the treatment. Then, local anaesthesia will be given to numb the area where the procedure is going to be performed. The tooth will be isolated from saliva and the surrounding environment by using cotton or rubber dams. Then the dentist will drill a hole into the affected tooth using a dental bur to gain access to the pulp cavity and to remove the infected or dead pulp, nerve, and tissues. The cleaned and shaped root canal will be then filled with an inert rubber-like material called Gutta-percha. Finally, the tooth will be restored with a crown.
How much does it cost for a root canal procedure approximately?
In India, the cost of a root canal procedure averaging between INR 2000 and INR 5000.
You can request quotation from the listed hospitals
Narayana Speciality Dental Care and Maxillofacial Centre
Jamal complex Near Head Post Office College road
VKV Dental Clinic and Implant Center
Sreekanteswaram, thakaraparambu road, east fort
Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre
Wayanad Road, Malaparamba, Kozhikode, Kerala
Sreechand Speciality Hospital
Sreechand Speciality Hospitals Pvt ltd, Near SN park, Kannur Kerala - 670001
Sunrise Hospital, Seaport – Airport Road, Kakkanad, Kochi 682 030, Kerala, India
Fathima Denta Care, Manjeri
Bisna Baderi’s Dental Clinic, Near Medical College, Court Road
Fathima Denta Care, Olipram Kadavu
Opp. Cherusheripara Masjid, Kolakkattuchali, Malappuram
Fathima Denta Care, Mysore
Anzad Denta Care Ground Floor, Paraswathika Next to HDFC Bank Opp. Milk Diary Siddhartha Layout
Fathima Denta Care, Feroke
Baba Denta Care Inside Baba Health Care Bsement, Apple Tower Opp. Bus Stand
Fathima Denta Care, Sulthan Bathery
1st Floor Aiswarya Mall Near SBI Bank PIN: 673592, Wayanad
Aster MIMS Kottakkal
Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd Changuvetty, Kottakkal P.O, Malappuram
V Dentist Dental Care
Sowparnika building, ground floor, kallampally junction, sreekaryam
Ananthapuri Super Speciality Dental Clinic
Manchadimoodu, Vattiyoorkavu, Thiruvananthapuram
Al Zehra Dental Care & Medical Laboratory
M.A.K building, 1st floor near Dhanya supermarket Elankulam jn Uliyakovil