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HOW LONG DOES A ROOT CANAL TREATMENT TAKE?

Root canal treatment (RCT) takes a little longer time than routine fillings. A simple RCT case can take anywhere around 30 minutes to 1 hour. However, in some cases it may extend to 90 minutes or more. Sometimes, multiple appointments may also be required. The time taken for RCT depends on several factors such as […]

THE ‘WHY’ AND ‘HOW’ OF RE-ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

Re-root canal treatment (Re-RCT) is a procedure where in, root canal treatment is repeated on the same tooth. Usually root canal treatment has a high success rate, but sometimes it can fail and that is when Re-RCT is recommended.   Why we need to undergo Re-RCT? Following are the reasons why Re-RCT is indicated: Inflammation […]

WHEN DO I NEED ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?

Root canal treatment is suggested when the pulp or the nerve of the tooth gets infected. The tooth is composed of protective hard covering (enamel, dentin, cementum) encasing a soft living tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains nerves, fibers, and connective tissue. It extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of […]

HOW TO MAINTAIN ORAL HYGIENE ONCE THE TEETH CLEANING PROCEDURE IS DONE

Teeth cleaning is not a permanent treatment and the effect won’t last forever. Hence, after the teeth cleaning procedure is done one has to maintain their oral hygiene by following proper brushing techniques and day to day habits. Here are some simple tips that you can follow at home to maintain that sparkling smile! Brush […]

IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR TEETH CLEANING

In dentistry, teeth cleaning or scaling is a common process which is done on patients to maintain their daily oral hygiene and keep their gums healthier and stronger. We see that people generally have unhealthy oral habits like smoking, tobacco chewing, excessive sugary food consumption which may affect the oral health of an individual which […]

TOOTH FILLINGS: SAVIOUR FOR DECAYED TOOTH

A tooth filling, otherwise called as restoration is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. What are the different types of filling materials available? Previously gold and silver amalgam restorations were used commonly. These days they are replaced by tooth colored materials such as: Composites Glass-ionomer […]