Root Canals

Maintain Your Natural, Healthy Smile With Root Canal Treatments

From the root to the tooth’s enamel, every part of your mouth is important for your smile and your oral wellbeing.

There are many symptoms you may experience, if you have pulp damage in your tooth. You may notice the following:

  • Pain when chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold foods or drinks
  • Gum swelling
  • Changing colour of the tooth
  • Tooth ache
  • Recurring pimple on the gums.

If you require root canal treatment, it will be used to eliminate infected or dead pulp from your tooth gradually relieving your from these symptoms.

Root canal treatment actually saves your tooth instead of having to get rid of it. By allowing your tooth to stay in its place your other teeth will remain aligned. Keeping your natural tooth also means you do not have to replace it with an artificial tooth. As long as the tooth is restored properly, the tooth will function normally and last just as long as any other natural tooth.

Detecting Infections Before They Cause More Harm

You will need a root canal procedure done if your tooth has infected pulp. This can be determined through a dental x-ray or from monitoring changes that the tooth has gone through.

If gone untreated, an infection in the root canal can lead to swelling, bone loss, and drainage issues. Several tests are used to confirm your symptoms and to make a diagnosis to ensure you are the right candidate for a root canal treatment.

Eliminate A Lifetime of Pain Without Pain

The purpose of a root canal treatment is to eliminate your pain, not create it!

With modern advances in technology and anaesthetic root canal treatments are comparable to having a routine filling done. Discomfort is quite minimal with pain medication and usually lasts for no more than 2 days.

Following the procedure, your tooth may feel bruised when pressure is applied with a finger, but you will be soon walking with a smile of freedom.

Root Canal Treatment – A Procedure That Returns Your Wholesome Smile

This treatment is relatively short but it impacts the rest of your life significantly.

The treatment begins with the dentist administering a local anaesthetic to ensure your comfort. Next, your tooth will be sectioned off to be treated with a rubber dam to ensure your tooth is not exposed to any bacteria from your saliva during the procedure.

A small hole will be created in your tooth to locate the harmed pulp. Using dentistry tools, the pulp will be removed to proceed with cleansing the root canal system. Small files are used to clean out the nerve tissue and then your tooth is dried and filled.

A final x-ray is taken to ensure the procedure was done successfully. Finally, the access opening is filled in to complete the procedure.

Typically, a separate appointment is made if your tooth needs to be restored with a crown. This allows your tooth time to settle. If necessary, a post may be placed in the root to anchor the crown in place. This is only necessary when there is insufficient tooth structure remaining to hold the crown in place.

This is a comprehensive process to ensure that your dental needs are met with utmost care, so your smile can return to being wholesome and brilliant.

The Best Treatment To Revitalize The Roots Of Your Smile

Studies have demonstrated that root canals are very successful.

In a 10 year period, less than 10 percent become re-infected and need another treatment. Often, it is the restoration of the tooth afterwards that is more critical. On back teeth, it is vital to have a crown placed after a root canal procedure to prevent the tooth from breaking. In some cases, it may be necessary to extract a tooth instead.

Every effort is made to ensure your tooth can be adequately restored, before root canal treatment is recommended.

Bring back that effortless and healthy smile on to your face.

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