RCT Single Root

RCT Single Root

RCT Single Root is a dental treatment in which a single root is surgically treated. RCT stands for Root Canal Treatment and treats infected or damaged tooth pulp. It is usually performed on teeth with single roots such as incisors or canines.

What is the cost of RCT Single Root?

The cost of RCT Single Root in Pakistan ranges between 8,000 - 25,000 PKR and varies depending upon the number of teeth treated and the dentist who carries out the surgical treatment. 

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What diagnosis leads to RCT Single Root?

If your dentist diagnoses the following dental conditions, he will most likely recommend you RCT Single Root:

  • Injury exposing the tooth pulp

  • Discoloration of the tooth with exposed root(s)

  • Tooth mobility due to weak underlying structures

  • Swelling in the affected tooth and the adjacent teeth

  • Abscess formation in the tooth with the discharge of pus

  • Severe toothache triggered by hot/cold foods or chewing

What is the procedure for RCT Single Root?

Before beginning your RCT Single Root treatment, the dentist will numb your tooth under treatment. After this, he will carry out the dental procedure as follows:

  • Using a dental drill, the dentist will make a small hole in the crown to access the pulp chamber and root canal.

  • Then, the dentist will use dental files to remove the damaged pulp tissues and the root canal(s) present in a single root.

  • The dentist will shape and clean the root chamber after removing the debris. He will also disinfect the root using a disinfectant.

  • Your root canal will be sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha, which prevents further infection. 

  • After the filling of a root canal, the opening in the tooth is sealed with a temporary or permanent filling material. The dentist may use a dental crown for additional support. 

Once the dental procedure is carried out, the dentist might recommend you a follow-up appointment to evaluate your oral health.  

What are the risks & complications associated with RCT Single Root?

A few risks and complications associated with RCT Single Root might include;

  • Incomplete removal of infected tissue leading to persistent infection

  • Incomplete Canal Treatment, especially when treating a complex root canal(s)

  • Root canal fracture caused by the dental instruments used during surgery

  • Re-occurrence of infection due to nerve damage

  • Allergic reactions to the local anesthesia 

Always discuss the potential risks and complications of RCT with your dentist before the procedure.

What to expect after RCT Single Root?

  • Experiencing discomfort and sensitivity after a few post-surgical hours or days is normal. Your dentist might prescribe some medications to deal with this issue.

  • In most cases, the dentist will place a temporary crown or filling to protect the tooth until a permanent restoration is placed. After a few dental visits, this temporary crown will be replaced with a permanent restoration.

  • Your dentist might ask you to avoid hard and sticky foods as they can affect the treated tooth, increasing the risk of post-treatment bleeding.

Frequently Asked Questions

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