At Regency House Dental Practice we understand that the words ‘Root Canal Treatment’ can cause anxiety and fear for most people. This is why I am dedicated to make your root canal treatment pain free, stress free and as smooth as possible.
Root Canal treatments are carried out when the inside of the tooth (the root or pulp) becomes infected or damaged, causing the root to be very painful and creating inflammation with the risk of severe pain and swelling.
Root Canal Treatment eliminates the cause of the pain by completely removing the diseased or damaged tissue from the tooth. The root canal is meticulously cleaned, shaped and decontaminated, before securely filling it back up with a durable, inert material. This means you can be pain free whilst keeping your original tooth.
There have been great innovations in the last few years to improve the comfort, speed and efficiency of this treatment.
If you need a local anaesthetic, we will give it to you a few minutes before the procedure, to give it time to work. It may not be required if the tooth is completely dead.
We will then use a microscope to identify and create a hole in the top of your tooth and remove the dead or diseased pulp. We will then clean out the root canals, this can take more than one visit. If more than one visit is required we will put a temporary filling in your tooth to keep it sealed until you go back for the next stage of your treatment.
We then remove the temporary filling (if necessary) and continue with the cleaning process. The tooth is then sealed to prevent infection and further damage. If there is a risk that your tooth may become damaged or broken it may be suggested to have a crown fitted. This is an artificial cap that fits over your tooth and acts as ‘armour plating’ for the tooth.
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