Root canal therapy is used as the treatment of choice for endodontic and periapical diseases. It consists of three basic steps: root canal preparation, root canal disinfection, and root canal filling, and by the year 2020, there have been tremendous advances in equipment and materials for root canal therapy.
Dentist cleaning of root canals and disinfection of root canals can be done in a single day. The root canal is mechanically shaped and chemically rinsed to adequately remove infected material, and the root canal is filled tightly with dental cement to prevent reinfection.
Number of visits for root canal treatment
Typically, the dentist recommends a split visit, where the initial visit the dentist opens the pulp cavity and the root canal is sealed with antiseptic medication. At the follow-up visit, the dentist prepares the root canal. At the last follow-up visit, the dentist performs the root canal filling. Thus, a typical root canal treatment usually requires 2-4 visits to the patient. The procedure takes about 2-4 weeks to complete and can be inconvenient for the patient.
The tooth’s temporary filling material is prone to leakage. With advances in root canal technology and equipment that are effective for root canal cleaning and disinfection, disposable root canals are increasingly being used in the clinic. Patients who choose a disposable root canal procedure for their consultation can significantly save their time.
How long does each root canal treatment take?
If the patient chooses to have a step-by-step root canal, each session should take between half an hour and an hour. If the patient chooses to have a one-time root canal, the treatment should take three hours. If the tooth requires a root canal, you can schedule an appointment with your dentist based on the time in the article.