Root Canal Treatments (RCT) used to be done in multiple session or days in general. This used to involve more time and pain and if the root canal treatment is performed using the traditional manual method, you may have noticed that it is a bit nerve-racking.
Here Single sitting root canal treatments come into picture using rotary endodontic technology to make the experience smoother and more comfortable. As long as the patient is not having complication like intra oral or extra oral swelling, Single Sitting Root Canal Treatment doesn’t make any difference with traditional RCT and is one of the most advanced procedures of Endodontics. Today with revolutionary changes in concepts, it is a routine & painless procedure even in non-vital teeth cases.
Here at Prabhat Dental, Hyderabad we do single sitting root canal treatments also using rotary endodontic technology to make the experience smoother and more comfortable for our patients.
Root Canal Therapy
Teeth are made up of several parts – the outer enamel, the dentin, and the inner pulp material which consists of nerves and blood vessels. Damage to the outer areas of the tooth can often be repaired with fillings or composite restorations, but once the pulp has become infected, a root canal is the only way to save the tooth.
A root canal treatment, or endodontic therapy, involves the removal of the infected pulp from the inner root canals that contain it. Afterward, the root canals are cleaned, sealed, and protected by the placement of a dental crown. This procedure has been performed manually for many years, but recently a more advanced method was developed – rotary endodontics.
Rotary endodontics employs electrically-powered instruments to perform the root canal treatment rather than traditional stainless-steel manual files. The electric hand tool is equipped with a tip constructed out of nickel titanium – a material that is five times more flexible than stainless steel.
Due to the flexibility and unique movement of the nickel-titanium instrument, it can be inserted deeply into a curved root canal without stretching or damaging the passageway. This makes for a quick and reliable procedure.
Advantages of Rotary Endodontics
Why we prefer using rotary endodontic methods over manual root canal treatments for several reasons:
- The nickel titanium cleans out the root canal much more smoothly and consistently.
- Rotary endodontic procedures are more reliable with less chance of complications.
- Rotary tools make the root canal procedure much faster.
- The electric tools are much quieter and smoother, without the loud grinding that accompanies manual files.
- The fast treatment time, in conjunction with quieter instruments, make for a much more comfortable and less frightening experience for patients.
Although using a manual file will still clean out the root canals thoroughly, most dentists and patients prefer rotary endodontics. In fact, it was largely the loud grinding of manual files that gave root canal therapy the reputation of being a “scary” or “undesirable” procedure. With rotary endodontics, patients feel much more comfortable during the treatment and barely notice the whirring of the tools.