Root Canal Treatment

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What is root canal treatment?

A tooth crown consists of an enamel layer which is hard and white, and a thicker layer called dentine. These outer hard layers protect the pulp which is the inner soft inner tissue of the tooth. There are nerves and blood vessels in the pulp which stretches from the tooth root to the crown.

If the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, root canal treatment can be undertaken to remove the affected pulp tissue.

How does the pulp become infected?

There are several reasons that the pulp could become inflamed or infected. It could be as a result of:

How do I know if my pulp is damaged?

It may be an indication of pulp damage if you feel pain, experience continued sensitivity to heat or cold, have discolouration of the tooth, your gums swell or feel tender or you have an unexplained bad taste in your mouth.

But conversely, you might not have any symptoms at all. Untreated pulp infection or inflammation can lead to swelling, pain and the deterioration of the underlying bone.

What are the benefits of having root canal treatment?

If you have a tooth that needs to be extracted, root canal treatment is an alternative that allows you to keep your original tooth. This is appealing to many people.

Once a root canal treatment is completed, all the pulp will have been removed from your tooth. This means the tooth has no vital tissues inside it.

But vital tissues still surround the root of the tooth. These include supporting bone, the periodontal membrane and the gum. Teeth on which root canal treatment has been performed can be looked after with regular oral hygiene measures and dental care and will work like normal teeth.

How painful is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatments are performed under anaesthetic which makes them comparatively comfortable and in many cases painless. Your tooth may feel sensitive or tender following the procedure, but this will only last for a few days. This is caused by the swelling of the tissues in the surrounding area.

You can counter any discomfort you experience with over-the-counter analgesics or painkillers. If you were to encounter more persistent or severe pain or inflammation, your dentist will be able to help.

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We Remain Open

In light of the latest government announcement on the 4th January 2021, we will remain open during lockdown 3.0.

Our patient and staff safety is of the highest importance to us. We continue to follow strict protocols within the practice using the correct PPE.

If you have an appointment already booked, please attend as normal unless you or someone in your household is experiencing any Covid 19 symptoms, then please call us to rearrange.

If you have any urgent questions, please feel free to get in touch with our team who are always happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.