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Single Visit Endodontics

Misconceptions about Single Sitting RCT
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Method of Preparation of Root canal
Method of Obturation
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Before started Entering in World of Single Visit RCT let’s wash off all mis-conceptions in your mind.


Misconception 1

It is quite painful after obturation



Previously, it was considered to be painful after obturation especially in non-vital teeth.

But now, with revolutionary changes in concepts, it is considered as a routine & painless procedure even in non-vital teeth cases. Rather statistics reveals that single visit endo procedure causes pain less frequently than multiple visit endo procedure.


Misconception 2

Canal Disinfection can’t be completed in one sitting as dentist can’t insert intra canal medicament



Canal Disinfection by Intra Canal Medicament is also now a day considered as least useful. Instead, Proper biomechanical preparation of root canal(upto proper size), Profuse irrigation by proper irrigants (Warm NaOCl ,Hydrogen Peroxide, 4% Chlorhexidine Gluconate etc.),  Immediate sealing of main root canal, lateral accessory canals & dentinal tubules by 3 dimensional obturation gives prompt healing. Also bacteria in completely & tightly sealed dentinal tubules get killed due to deprivation of nutrition.



Misconception 3

Single sitting RCT is very Time Consuming



Critics claim that Single sitting RCT requires a lot of time. This claim also failed due to advancement of NiTi Rotary files i.e. Rotary Endodontics. So an average time required for Single Sitting RCT is 45mins to 60mins (for access opening to obturation).




Misconception 4

Periapical Lesions doesn’t get healed by Single sitting root canal treatment



Root canal treatment confines to tooth structure only. Periapical lesion is located outside the tooth structure. Lesion is surrounded by a connective tissue with good blood supply. It gets healed by our body’s own healing mechanism & drugs reaching till lesion through blood supply. Always remember aim of RCT is just to remove irritant which is main etiology by mechanical means. So, neither Single visit nor multiple visits RCT causes healing but IT HELPS HEALING. Healing depends only on body’s inflammatory response.







Still if anyone is having doubts or misconceptions about Single visit RCT, you can send email or letter to us.

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