Root canal treatment, often referred to as endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure that aims to save and repair a damaged or infected tooth. It involves removing the pulp of the tooth, which contains nerves and blood vessels, cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth, and sealing it to prevent further infection.
We understand that root canal treatment may sound intimidating, but it’s an essential and highly effective dental procedure that can save your natural teeth and relieve severe dental pain.
Our exceptional team of dentists is here to provide you with the highest quality care, ensuring your comfort and the preservation of your natural smile.
The Root Canal Procedure
The process of root canal treatment typically involves the following steps:
- Diagnosis: Our skilled dentists will assess your tooth’s condition through a thorough examination and may take X-rays for a complete evaluation.
- Local Anaesthesia: Local anaesthesia will be administered to numb the affected area, ensuring you are comfortable and pain-free during the procedure.
- Pulp Removal: The infected or damaged pulp will be carefully removed from the tooth’s interior.
- Cleaning and Disinfection: The interior of the tooth will be cleaned, disinfected, and shaped to prepare it for filling.
- Filling: The cleaned space inside the tooth is filled with a biocompatible material, and the access point is sealed to prevent further infection.
- Restoration: In many cases, a crown is placed on the treated tooth to protect it and restore its strength and function.
Benefits of Root Canal Treatment
- Relief from severe dental pain.
- Preservation of natural teeth.
- Prevention of further infection and abscesses.
- Restored tooth function and aesthetics.
- Long-lasting results.
Aftercare and Maintenance
After a root canal, maintaining good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, is essential for the long-term health of the treated tooth. Root canal-treated teeth can last a lifetime with proper care.
1. What Is Root Canal Treatment?
2. When Is Root Canal Treatment Needed?
Root canal treatment may be recommended in various situations, including:
- Severe Toothache: Persistent, severe tooth pain is a common sign that the tooth’s pulp is infected or damaged.
- Sensitivity to Hot and Cold: Sensitivity to temperature changes, particularly when it lingers, can be a sign of pulp damage.
- Swelling and Abscess: Swelling around the tooth or the presence of a pimple-like bump on the gums may indicate an infection inside the tooth.
- Deep Decay: When tooth decay reaches the pulp of the tooth, it can lead to infection and the need for root canal therapy.
- Trauma: Teeth that have been injured or fractured can develop pulp damage, requiring root canal treatment to save the tooth.
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