In many cases, root canal treatment can save a tooth from needing to be taken out, making it an incredibly beneficial procedure for patients.
If a tooth has suffered irrevocable inflammation or infection, a root canal is a means of halting these problems from progressing and affecting other teeth.
We may also need to perform root canal treatment in cases where a tooth has died. A root canal can reverse and prevent problematic and uncomfortable symptoms including:
Here are the steps involved when we perform restorative root canal treatment to save your tooth:
Step 1) Local anaesthetic
The tooth is numbed to prevent you from feeling anything at the site where your dentist will be working to restore your tooth.
Step 2) Preparation
The tooth was isolated using a rubber dam. This keeps your tooth protected from coming into contact with the chemicals we will be using to clean your tooth.
Step 3) Cleaning your tooth
We will access your tooth and once all the roots are visible, we can work to clean and shape it. We will diligently remove the infected matter and place a filling material within. Using state-of-the-art technology, we can measure the root canal lengths with great accuracy, allowing us to fill them with precision.
Why choose Appoline Dental Care for root canal treatment?
All root canal treatment is carried out by an endodontist, which is the title earned by someone who has completed additional training in this field.
The use of a microscope facilitates the process, giving your endodontist a clearer clinical picture of the health of the tooth. This makes for better treatment planning and treatment outcomes. We are one of the few practices in the area to have this equipment at our disposal.
How can a tooth survive if it has lost the pulp that keeps it alive?
This is a good question that we often get asked. The tooth is connected to the bone around it, thanks to a ligament called a periodontal membrane. This is a living entity, so the affected tooth is still able to function despite having lost its original tissue.
How many appointments will it take?
We will need to invite you back to have a crown or an onlay placed over the top of the tooth. This gives the tooth the fortification it requires to perform the functions you need it to and gives it a natural-looking appearance. You can expect the whole process to be carried out over 2 or 3 appointments.Back to General Dentistry
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