All You Need To Know About RCT

All You Need To Know About RCT

So starting from basics, our teeth have three layers enamel, dentin, and pulp. The pulp is connected with nerves and blood vessels, which makes it most sensitive. Any injury or infection in the pulp can cause tremendous pain, and that’s where we need an RCT.

Root Canal Treatment is the best way to avoid extraction in grossly decayed teeth. Extraction may be cheaper, but to conserve your natural teeth, you must go for an RCT. 

Here I am listing all things you need to know about RCT

Process of doing an RCT


In the cleaning process, all the infected enamel, dentin, and pulp are removed using manual or mechanical files. An infected pulp can be removed in a single sitting if the infection is acute, or the patient can be called multiple times if the infection is chronic. Antiseptics can be used to clean the inner wall of dentin.


Manual or mechanical methods can be used for shaping the pulp canal. Once you get bur drop, expand the orifice with an orifice opener (gates glidden). Then use files for shaping the canal. Canal is tapered in shape. Use different files to shape well and once free fall is achieved irrigate the canal and prepare the canal for filling.


After shaping and finishing the canal, guttapurcha is used to fill the trench. The hollow space of the tooth, which reduces its compressive strength and makes it mechanically weak, is restored by filling. After filling with the correct GP, the pain subsidies and patients can chew and eat well.


If the tooth wasn’t grossly decayed, it could be restored with GIC or Composite. Or else tooth preparation is done, and an impression is taken for a PFM or all-ceramic crown. 

Post Treatment Care

After Root Canal Treatment, patients have prescribed an antibiotic, painkillers depending upon the tooth’s condition. As the effect of local anaesthetic solutions subsidies, it is very natural that patients can experience pain so that painkillers can be useful during that time. Make sure that your patients are pain-free and less anxious for the best results.


RCT is required to enhance the life of a damaged tooth. For a successful RCT, the doctor needs to demonstrate a positive attitude, patience with the process, be disciplined, and build trust in patients. The dentist must be confident enough with their practice.  For a confident endodontic treatment and RCT, join Dental Academy, the best dental academy in India.

Author: vikas

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