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What is Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal treatment is a dental procedure designed to kill bacterias present in your diseased root canal and prevent damages to our natural tooth. The treatment also ensures that the infection is prevented from rising in the future.  

What Is The Process For A Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal treatment can be suggested by your dentist to treat several teeth diseases and damages. It's a standard procedure that is not only comfortable and suitable for relieving the pain in your infected teeth but is also responsible for saving natural tooth annually.

During this treatment, any infected pulp in your root canal will be taken off by your dentist, creating room for a thorough cleaning and disinfecting of your tooth to prevent reinfection —after your tooth is cleaned, your treated tooth is filled and sealed correctly.

What Is The Root Pulp?

Your root pulp is a soft tissue that rests beneath the white enamel of your tooth, and a second hard layer called dentin. This pulp is filled with nerves, blood vessels, and other connective tissues that ensure the root of your tooth grow properly, especially while your tooth is still developing. Once your tooth is mature and fully developed, the nourishment usually provided by the root pulp can be gotten from the surrounding tissues, making your teeth less reliant on the root pulp for survival.

How Long Does A Root Canal Treatment Take?

A root canal treatment is a primary dental treatment, but it is a fairly standard procedure to most experienced dentists, and so is not much different from many other routine dental treatments. Depending on the severity of your diseased tooth, or on your requirements, the procedure can be successfully concluded in a single appointment or two. The process is painless, and will effectively kill the decay and relieve the pain in your infected tooth.

What are the benefits of root canal treatment?

Beyond the primary benefit of preserving your natural tooth, there are many other advantages to scheduling a root canal treatment, a few of them include:

  • The procedure will help you can bite and chew food efficiently
  • It will relieve pain and any excessive sensitivity in your tooth
  • It will preserve the natural appearance of your tooth
  • It will help your tooth avoid any wear and excessive strain

Is A Root Canal Treatment Painful?

Before beginning the treatment, anaesthesia will be prescribed for you, making the entire process painless. After surgery, though, you might feel slightly sore or numb in the treated tooth, but this discomfort should clear after a few days.

When Do You Need A Root Canal Treatment?

  • A root canal treatment is suitable for several dental concerns, such as repairing a cracked tooth or deep cavity or treating concerns resulting from a former tooth filling.
  • If you notice your tooth is excessively sensitive to hot and cold food or liquid, then you might probably need to schedule a root treatment.
  • If you experience much pain while chewing or biting
  • If your gums are swollen or tender
  • To fix deep decay or darkening of your gums

If you notice any of the symptoms above, you should book an appointment for treatment with our experienced dental team at Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic in London by placing a call to us on 02071830755 today.  

Can you resume school or work after getting a root canal?

After the treatment, you will experience some numbness for a couple of hours, but once this clears, you should be able to resume your activities, such as work and school. We recommend you do not eat anything until the numbness is entirely gone.

How Much Does A Root Canal Cost?

Several factors, particularly the complexity of the dental issue to be treated, will determine the cost of your treatment. Treating molars is much more complicated, and challenging than treating another tooth, and so it requires much more time and money.

An orthodontic treatment, such as a root canal treatment, is still much less expensive than a tooth extraction. The latter requires the purchase of an implant or denture to replace the extracted tooth, and help you chew properly, and prevent the adjacent teeth from shifting and forming gaps in your teeth.  Get in touch with our dental team on 02071830755 to get a quote in London.

How Does A Root Canal Treatment Save The Tooth?

Deep decay can cause your root pulp to become infected and inflamed. This inflammation can also be caused by a repeated dental procedure such as filling, or injuries from cracked or chipped tooth or any continuous trauma to your tooth.  The pulp inflammation or infection causes pain when you chew and makes your teeth to become extremely sensitive — if left untreated; it could lead to an abscess in the tooth, and cause you to lose the tooth even.

A root canal treatment enables your dentist to remove the inflamed pulp and thoroughly clean the insides of your infected tooth. After disinfecting and cleaning your tooth will be subsequently filled and sealed using a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha. A crown could also be used to cover the tooth to enable you to chew and bite with it like any other tooth.

A root canal treatment not only ensures that you can continue to enjoy the food and drinks you love, without any pain while your natural tooth and smile are preserved. Proper oral care and regular dental visits will ensure the root canal treatment lasts a long time.

Give us a call on 02071830755 today if you need to make further inquiries about root canal treatment.