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How do you know your RCT was successful?

You might feel pain in teeth after few days after the procedure and swelling would heal gradually over a period of time which can vary patient to patient. There might be a feeling of altered sensation in comparison to other healthy natural tooth. In order to keep your newly root canal treated tooth clean and plaque-free, brushing, flossing and inter-dental brushes are a must. After RCT, is it strongly advised to get a crown over the root canal treated tooth to prevent its accidental fracture or re-infection otherwise all the efforts and time made to save the tooth would go waste. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your restored teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy.


When is RCT required?

Let’s understand ‘why’ you might need a root canal treatment. A small decay in enamel or dentin may or may not cause sensitivity or pain. However, the pulp is the most sensitive part of the tooth as it is connected to nerves and blood vessels (veins and arteries). As and when the pulp is exposed to the outer atmosphere either due to decay or an injury, you are likely to experience tremendous pain. This is exactly when a Root Canal Treatment comes to the rescue of your tooth. Through RCT, the pain can be completely eliminated without extracting the tooth.