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Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment becomes necessary when the very interior of the affected tooth, the pulp, dies and/or becomes infected. Many of our patient fear Root Canal Treatment however thanks to modern Technology it is no more invasive than having a Dental Filling or a simple Descale & Polish. There are a number of causes, cavities that have been left open or recently broken teeth are just some of the reasons why the treatment is needed. If left untreated for any length of time the end result is inevitably an abscess which can spread the infection to the surrounding tissue beyond the tooth itself, even damaging bone and the neighbouring teeth. If left to progress then the only solution is a Tooth Extraction. Root Canal Treatment cleans the tooth root and removes any sign of infection from the tooth canals, therefore allowing you to keep your original tooth for a longer period of time. Following the Root Canal Treatment the appropriate material is used to close the tooth. In some cases if teeth are out of alignment and a Smile Makeover is planned the tooth may need to be prepared more than the adjacent teeth to ensure it can be brought back into alignment without any risk of future sensitivity. Modern materials and Technology mean that an excellent aesthetic result is achieved, whether the remaining tooth is filled or fitted with a Dental Crown. 

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is the process of removing infected, injured or dead pulp from your tooth. The space inside the hard layers of each tooth is called the root canal system. This system is filled with soft dental pulp made up of nerves and blood vessels that help your tooth grow and develop.

Usually, root canals are recommended or needed when there is an infection deep within the tooth. The pulp inside the tooth can become infected with bacteria because of an injury or because of a severe, untreated cavity. Without treatment, the infection can become severe enough that the tooth has to be removed. If your dentist has recommended the treatment, here is a step-by-step guide of what you can expect during and after the procedure.

Teeth don’t have the capability to treat themselves as it is the case in other tissues in our body such as live tissues (pulp) or nerves. For this reason, if there is inflammation in these tissues, canal treatment is necessary. Major caries, previously applied deep fillings, tooth cutting operations, cracks and fractures on teeth, etc. might cause the pulp to get inflamed even though there is no caries. If the inflamed pulp is not treated, it may cause pain, abscess and loss of teeth in future.

How do you understand that you need canal root treatment?

  • Extended sensitivity to cold and hot
  • Pain due to chewing pressure, inability to press on the teeth
  • Pain that starts especially at night
  • Change of color in tooth, swelling around the tooth, sensitivity in lymph nodes, swelling and pain

Does Root Canal Treatment Cause Pain?

The pain during the treatment can be minimized or completely eliminated thanks to modern anesthesia techniques. There might be slight pain or sensitivity after the treatment. If you have such complaints, your dentist will prescribe you suitable painkillers.

Is Root Canal Treatment Possible in all Teeth?

For certain teeth, root canal treatment may not be suitable. The main factors include clogging in the canals, presence of fracture in the root, insufficient bone support or damage on the teeth to the extent that restoration is impossible.

Please Note: A single tooth can have one, two or three canals depending on the position of the tooth in your mouth. One or more canals may require treatment according to the tooth number and the results of your dental X-Ray.  

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