1.See an Endodontist:
Always search for specialty of the doctor. An Endodontist is highly trained with years of practice doing perfect root canal treatment everyday because the success rate of a well done root canal treatment is 95-98%. Re-treatment has low success rate. So try to get the best done in first time only.
2.Hopeless tooth is not a useless tooth
Don’t go for extraction straight away! The sensation which is felt while eating with original tooth is lost after losing the tooth and its attachment apparatus, the periodontium.
3. Ask your dentist for rubber dam
Rubber dam, designed in the United States in 1864 is a thin, 6-inch (150 mm) square sheet, usually latex or nitrile, used in dentistry to isolate the operative site from the rest of the mouth. Placing a dam helps to ensure that contaminates from the mouth (saliva, debris, bacteria) aren’t allowed to enter the tooth as the dentist proceeds with this work.
4.How many sittings are required
It depends on the condition of the disease, if it is within the tooth then it may be done in one sitting but if the infection has reached the outer attachments it may need multiple sittings to heal.
5.Do I need crown after root canal treatment
Yes , a good crown is always recommended after the treatment to increase the longevity of the tooth. So that you can smile with all your natural teeth for a lifetime.