RCT is a safe treatment option for a tooth which has been decayed upto 3rd layer or a fractured, broken tooth or a tooth which has developed pus and swelling at its base. This treatment is an alternative to Extraction.
During Treatment, the pulp is removed from the root canals (spaces in roots) through a small opening in a crown. The empty canals are cleaned with medicine and liquid solutions. Then the tooth and its canals are filled by a filling material.
It can be done in a single sitting or 2 to 3 sittings depending on the tooth, the grade of infections and swelling.
Root Canal treated tooth should always be covered with a cap on it, as after the pulp tissue is removed from the centre part of the tooth, the tooth structure becomes weak, and may break any time. So enjoy long life of the tooth by a cap.