In this video, Dr. Mahesh Verma, Padma Shri Awardee, President of Indian Academy of Restorative Dentistry (IARD) and Vice President of Dental Council of India, will discuss about the root canal treatment. Root canal treatment is a very popular treatment used nowadays to prevent losing teeth. Dr. Mahesh will explain how a tooth gets affected starting from enamel, pulp and the surrounding nerves and tissues and when the need of root canal treatment (RCT) arises. RCT is a series of steps which involves removing the advanced infected tissues, tooth pulp, nerves, blood vessels, etc. in the root of the tooth. All the infected part of the tooth is removed with special instruments. After sterilizing the tooth, it is then filled with the inert material and a temporary restoration is done and observed for few days. Later, it is replaced with permanent restoration. He will also talk when the tooth requires a crown or cap over it.
Prof. (Dr.) Mahesh Verma, Director - Principal of Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi Awardee of Padma Shri for his immense contribution in the field of dental sciences. First Doctor to bring about dental awareness through his team in the form of Dental Health Mela organised every year in the city of Delhi. Instrumental in setting up the best dental Institute of the country, currently known as a "Centre of Excellence" treating thousands of underprivileged and common citizens every day in a "State of the Art" modern facilities. A recipient of Dr. B. C. Roy highest National Medical Award by President of India in the year 2008 and other awards including Fellowships from many national and international organizations and academic bodies. Currently involved along with IIT Delhi to develop indigenous dental Implant under CSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.