If there is minimal infection then a root canal therapy may be completed in a single sitting. Using special files,
the endodontist cleans out the infected,diseased and dead nerve(pulp) from the canals.

SINGLE SITTING ROOT CANAL

Usually a root canal treatment takes 2 or 3 sittings depending on the condition of the tooth. If the tooth has infection, then the treatment should be ideally done in more than a one sitting. But if the tooth is free of infection or has less amount of infection then a single sitting root canal treatment can be performed.

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT COMPRISES OF 3 STEPS

  • Opening of the pulp chamber or the nerves of the tooth.
  • Cleaning and shaping of the canals.
  • Filling the canals with a biocompatible material.

In infected teeth, a dressing is placed in the pulp chamber or canals to reduce the infection thereby healing the tooth. This placement of dressing is done till the infection of the tooth has healed clinically. In non infected teeth or in teeth with very less infection the tooth can be filled immediately as medication can take care of the infection.

A Single-sitting Root Canal Treatment is performed in less than an hour using advanced Endodontic technology that include latest rotary equipment, apex locators, surgical operating microscope, digital radiography and LASERs and doing all 3 steps in a single sitting.

To ensure high degree of clinical success, patients have to be thoroughly examined and appraised of clinical situation by the dentist who can accordingly advise you for a single visit root canal treatment.