Single-sitting root canal treatment, or one-visit root canal therapy, is a dental procedure in which cleaning, disinfecting, and sealing the infected pulp of a tooth is completed in a single appointment. This advanced technique aims to efficiently alleviate pain and eliminate infection by removing the damaged pulp, shaping and disinfecting the root canals, and finally, filling them with a biocompatible material to prevent reinfection. Single-sitting root canal treatment is especially beneficial for patients with acute pain or time constraints, providing a streamlined approach to restore dental health effectively and promptly.

Advantages of Single Sitting RCT

  •  Efficiency Single-sitting root canal treatment eliminates the need for multiple appointments, making the process more time-efficient and convenient for patients.
  •  Reduced Discomfort Completing the procedure in one sitting minimizes the duration of discomfort, reducing the time a patient might experience pain or discomfort associated with an infected tooth.
  •  Faster Healing With the entire root canal process completed in one session, the tooth can begin its healing process sooner, potentially leading to faster recovery.
  •  Preservation of Tooth Structure A single treatment done in one sitting can help retain more of the natural tooth structure since there is minimal interference with the tooth during the procedure.
  •  Immediate Pain Relief Patients experiencing severe pain due to infection can benefit from rapid relief, as the infected pulp is removed promptly during the single sitting root canal.
  •  Time and Cost Savings Fewer appointments mean less time at the dental office and potentially reduce overall treatment costs.
  •  Convenience Patients with busy schedules or those seeking immediate resolution of dental pain find the single-sitting approach highly convenient.
  •  Minimized Infection Risk Completing the root canal in one session reduces the time the tooth is exposed to potential reinfection.
  •  Effective Treatment Advances in techniques and technology have made single-sitting root canals highly successful in treating infected teeth.
  •  Anxiety Reduction For patients with dental anxiety, having the root canal completed in a single visit can alleviate worries associated with multiple appointments.

Who is eligible for Single Sitting RCT?

  •  Mild to moderate infection or inflammation in the tooth.
  •  Teeth with straightforward root canal anatomy.
  •  Patients with no history of extensive root canal treatment or retreatment.
  •  Adequate access and visibility for the dentist to perform the procedure efficiently.
  •  Patients without complex medical conditions that could impact the procedure's success.
  •  Individuals are comfortable with longer treatment sessions and potentially higher discomfort during the appointment.
  •  Suitable for patients with a strong pain threshold and tolerance for extended dental procedures.
  •  Cases where the tooth's structural integrity is preserved and can be properly restored after the root canal.
  •  No prior issues with anaesthesia effectiveness, allowing for proper numbing.
  •  Cases where immediate restoration can be placed after the root canal is completed.