Root Canal Treatment in India

Guaranteed, Painless, One Sitting Root Canal Treatments (RCT)

At Smile Delhi – The Dental Clinic, 95 percent of Root Canal treatments are done in one sitting. The latest rotary instruments make the procedure efficient and quick. The time of the entire treatment is just 45-60 minutes, which makes this treatment popular. We guarantee you a painless experience during and after your appointment.

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What is ‘Single Sitting RCT’?

With the advancement in dentistry, single sitting RCT is popular these days. Single sitting RCT is done when there is no periapical infection. Endodontists are specialists for this procedure. The treatment is completed in one sitting. The procedure takes about 45 minutes- 1 hour.

When Do I Need a Root Canal Treatment?

If you have symptoms that include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch or while chewing, discoloration of the tooth or swelling in the tooth you might need a root canal treatment. This happens because the nerves of the tooth becomes acutely inflamed or infected because of decay or injury. The pulp/Nerve tissue will need to be treated, in order to save the tooth and stop the infection from spreading.

Why is ‘Smile Delhi – The Dental Clinic ’a Good Choice for Root Canal Treatment/Is RCT Permanent?

If proper expertise, materials and sterilization is used for the root canal treatment the tooth can carry on functioning normally for 15 to 20 years. Since we, at ‘Smile Delhi – The Dental Clinic’ can vouch for all the three mentioned factors, our success rate in the last 24 years of our practice is 98% and the tooth last easily for 15 to 20 years.


If a small amount of food debris is left in your teeth, (which usually happens when one misses night brushing/or is careless with it) the bacteria which are present in the mouth react with the food. As a result, acid is produced. This acid starts dissolving the tooth leading to decay/cavity/caries or a hole in the tooth.

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In dentistry, an inlay is an indirect restoration (filling) consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place. This is usually done when the tooth structure damaged by decay/chipping/fracture is too big to be replaced by a filling.



An onlay is an indirect restoration (filling) consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain). In dentistry, an onlay is an indirect restoration (filling) consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted onto a tooth and cemented into place. This is done when the tooth damage is extensive involving one or more of its cusps. It is conservative and saves tooth structure.

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Post and Core

Post and core is essentially a foundation restoration for a tooth. This is used to sufficiently restore a tooth’s morphology or shape, followed by future restoration such as application of a crown. This is done when there is extensive loss of tooth structure as a result of decay, fracture or other causes.

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Here is what some of our patients had to say, regarding their experience of root canals treatments done at our clinic.

Tom P. Darriington, Australia
“Faced with the need for a Root Canal I went white as a sheet. Wasn’t that synonymous to some medieval tortures? Well I decided to go through with it in Delhi instead of Seattle. I’ll tell you – it was painless. I wasn’t even numbed for the event. And of course financially speaking, it was not at all shocking. A quite & professional atmosphere, plus, Dr. Suprriya’s charming way with people allows me to highly recommend the clinic.”
Maria Mahapatra, Orissa
“One of the best doctor’s I have been ever been treated by is Dr. Suprriya Bhatia. It was a pleasure meeting you and being treated by u. U gave me a reason to smile once again in life and saved me the embarrassment meeting people and my husband. U have proved to me that root canal treatment isn’t painful. I wish u all the best in life. And May God bless u in every step u take. Thanks a lot.” Suprriya
Sanjay Rath, New Delhi
“I may say with complete confidence that you are not only very skilled but also very caring. Two major root canals, that too involving molar, 5 crowns and a bridge and a dozen bonding restorations without PAIN!!!. No swelling, no bleeding eating normal foods…WOW! I’ll be back.” Wishing you the best Regards
Krishnan Amex, New Delhi
“Dear Ma’am, Thank you so very much for your excellent skill when I had my Root Canal. I couldn’t still believe the problem has been treated because it was really painless with no discomfort at all. Keep up your good work.Thanks again so very much.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Is There an Alternative If I Don't Want to Go for Root Canal Treatment?

The only other option if you do not want to go for the root canal treatment is to have the whole tooth extracted/removed. However it is always best to try and save the natural tooth. Root canal treatment is a routine procedure and has a very high success rate (over 95%). Saving the natural tooth can prevent other dental problems later on like migration of the teeth in the empty space, supra eruption of the tooth from the opposite arch, difficulty in eating, bone loss and replacement of the missing tooth.

Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?

This is a misconception that root canals are painful, but the truth is they are not. It is very important for you to understand that infection in the tooth is the cause of the pain, as the infection involves the nerves of the teeth leading to their inflammation which in turn causes pain/sensitivity. Root canal treatment actually relieves this pain. So it is right to say that the disease/ infection should be blamed and not the treatment. The procedure is done under local anesthieas .so there is no pain during the treatment.

Can Antibiotics Avoid a Root Canal?

Certain antibiotics can be helpful in reducing the amount of pain and infection in a tooth but they are by no means a solution. Once the infection has reached the nerves of the tooth and the nerve is damaged it will need to be treated by an endodontic, root canal therapy. The antibiotic can only reduce the symptoms but will not treat the cause. Unless the cause of the infection (Infected nerve) is removed the pain will keep coming back.

What Should I Avoid Eating after a Root Canal?

There are a few things for you to keep in mind when eating after root canal treatments:
  • Just after the root canal is completed, do not eat anything till the anaesthetic affect wears out.
  • Eat on the opposite side to the tooth that has been worked on, after the anaesthetic affect worn off.
  • Chew slowly so that you do not risk the food ending up on the side you are avoiding.
  • Just after the root canal procedure is done you should avoid hot drink to prevent burning or biting your lip or tongue like hot tea, coffee etc. as the tooth is still under the anaesthetic affect.
Avoid biting on hard foods like ice, nuts crunchy foods such as apples, carrots, till the crown/cap is fixed on this tooth. If one does not follow this the root canal tooth can fracture/chip off since it is now brittle (as the nerve has been removed).

How Long after the Root Canal Can I Eat?

You can eat as soon as the effect of the anaesthesia wears off. Waiting until the numbness wears off, will prevent you from biting your tongue or cheek. Until your root canal procedure is finished and the crown is cemented, is advisable to do not chew/ have very soft food with the tooth under treatment to avoid damaging it.

How can I Avoid the Need for Root Canal Treatment in the Future?

You can avoid the need for root canal treatment by keeping in mind the following things:
  • Visit your dentist regularly twice a year for professional cleanings and examination. This is important as dental problem remains silent for a long time. A cavity in a tooth will only give pain if it has reached the nerve of the tooth (then the tooth needs a root canal).
  • Brush and floss your teeth twice a day, Post breakfast and post dinner.
  • Rinse your mouth every time you eat or snack in between the meals, to remove any food stuck in the mouth immediately.
  • Eat a healthy diet low in sugar, high in fiber and avoid acidic beverages such as sodas, sugary drinks etc.
  • If you actively participate in sports, consider wearing a mouth guard/ sports guard to protect your teeth from injury.