It is significant that every year the percentage of medical tourists flying abroad for dental correction is on the rise. They fly to places with an intention of having a high-class treatment clubbed with great tourism, both achieved in their budget price. Dental health has to be taken care of on a regular basis also by knowing what you consume and when you consume. As the observation goes, the rate of decaying in a contemporary man’s tooth is relatively faster than that of his parents and grandparents. It could be supplemented with many reasons like the rise in the consumption of sugar based food articles, use of chemical toothpastes and mouthwashes which is simply contrast to the traditional neem sticks and charcoal used for cleaning teeth in earlier generations and above all giving a damn care to the tooth aches until it makes you go sleepless.
“Save your teeth with a Root Canal Surgery”
By realising the reasons for such happening problem at the forefront, it is also essential to know the way out of it. Infected teeth begin to mess up the roots and so Root canal treatment is used to save a tooth which is very decayed. It involves the removal of damaged or infected nerves and tissue from the root of the tooth and restoring the same with a suitable filling. Dentists will advise root canal treatment in place of removing a tooth for it is important to preserve the natural teeth whenever possible. Even when the tooth is technically ‘dead’, it continues to function.
“Endodontics is that branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases that arise from the soft tissues inside the tooth. These tissues are referred to as the dental pulp and they occupy the root canal space. Thus, endodontic treatment is also called Root Canal Treatment (RCT).” Some of the commonly observed symptoms are:
- Pain while chewing the food, which extends to head and ears
- Strong and constant pain after consuming hot and cold liquids
- Swelling around the tooth and
- Increased tooth sensitivity on the consumption of sweets
Need for a Root Canal Treatment (RCT):
The nerve of the tooth gets damaged due to many reasons. One of the main causes is cavity in the tooth that grows deeper and touches the nerve. Since the cavity is filled with bacteria, the root canal gets inflamed and causes pain. Other reasons that may damage the teeth are accidental cracks or infection from gums reaching the base of roots. In such cases, root canal treatments can easily stabilise the position.
Root Canal Procedure:
“Knowing what will happen ahead of time is more than half the battle. You will soon learn that it really is much ado about nothing.” So if you are advised by the dentist to get a root canal surgery done then it is required to take an X-ray of the affected tooth and perform a pulp test to check the tooth for a healthy response. During a surgery, the chambers and canals of the tooth are widened to remove the infested pulp and make room for sufficient filling either in one or two sittings.
Root canal treatment in Five Steps:
1.Identifying the deeply infected tooth
2.Making a route to the root
3.Cleaning the infected tissues
4.Refilling the chambers and canals
5.Rebuilding the tooth with an extra support and a crowning touch, if necessary
So what makes the filling?
The root canal filling constitutes a range of specific materials and its usage varies over clinics. Most commonly used materials for the obdurate include solids, semi-solids and pastes made of tooth sealant, zinc oxide-eugenol, resins, calcium hydroxide and glass ionomers depending on the type of cavity.
“The only alternative to root canal treatment is the extraction of the problematic tooth. It is wise to consider all of the implications of losing a tooth before having it removed.”
Top destinations for RCT
Poland, Turkey, India and Thailand are among the countries that offer the cheapest prices for root canal treatment at the International standards. One can save as much as 80% on root canal procedures in Costa Rica compared to countries like USA, UK and Canada. The average length of stay abroad for the procedure is 2-5 days and it takes about 3-4 hours for performing the procedure and at the max, two sessions if multiple roots are to be treated. Thus, only one overseas trip is required to get the treatment done.