When the root of a tooth becomes infected or inflamed, root canal treatment is performed, so as to preserve and protect the infected root. The treatment involves removing the damaged pulp, taking care of the infection and finally, filling the empty canals. Root canal treatment, mainly involves drilling from the top part of the tooth.
This removal process takes place by drilling it out with long drills called files.
Root canal treatment has an alternative name- endodontic treatment. This is because it involves treating the inside of a tooth.
1. Single sitting RCT
It is a new advancement in the method of RCT. It has made the process of RCT painless and also time-saving. For patients who run short of time, it is an excellent option. The entire process of RCT occurs in a single sitting with an antibiotic that covers the whole process for the next few days.
2. Multiple treatment RCT
The more conventional treatment involving visiting the dentist over multiple days. It might be a slower process but then at the same time the procedure ensures greater care and attention from the endodontist.