Another Way Your Mouth Can Be Prepared For Dental Implants.
Root canal treatment (also called Endodontics) is needed when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or damaged by an injury to your mouth. This infection may spread through the root canal system, which could eventually lead to an abscess, causing a great deal of discomfort. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be taken out.
Our dentists can perform root canal treatment to stop the infection from spreading and will preserve as much of your tooth as possible. Using specific techniques and advanced equipment, you will receive a local anaesthetic and the treatment overall should feel no different to having an ordinary filling placed.
The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle. The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled. Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure, and most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits.
To keep your mouth in tip top shape we recommend you come in for regular hygiene appointments and dental check-ups.
Could A Root Canal Be Right For You?
More often than not, when patients come to us in great pain and discomfort because of a damaged tooth, it’s because bacteria has had a chance to get inside a cavity. This can lead to increased pain, swelling and eventually it can lead to the pulp inside the tooth’s root canal becoming infected.
If you have a tooth that is:
- Fitted with a crown which has broken
- Fitted with a filling which has cracked
- Has suffered trauma through a knock to the mouth
Then you may need a root canal.
Our Warm And Friendly Dentists Are Here To Help
We appreciate how daunting the dentists can be, especially when it comes to invasive procedures like root canals. But it’s important to note that a root canal doesn’t need to be something you’re fearful of, and our modern technology and unique approach means that you should be able to feel comfortable, relaxed and pain-free during each and every visit.
It’s normal to feel sensitivity and tenderness in the days and weeks following your root canal however, this should be short-lived and easily treated with normal painkillers that you can get over the counter.
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