The goal of root canal treatment is to completely clean the affected tooth of all infection and debris.It takes skill and patience, and a root canal specialist may need to see you twice or more to complete the process. Our cutting-edge Smile Hub Dental clinic is where we provide endodontic care.
When the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes irritated or infected, endodontic treatment is required.
Deep tooth decay, several dental treatments performed on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth are just a few of the potential causes of the inflammation or infection. Additionally, even if there are no obvious chips or breaks in the tooth, an injury can nevertheless harm the pulp. Untreated pulp inflammation or infection can hurt or result in an abscess, which can be quite painful. The tooth could need to be extracted if root canal treatment is not performed.
Pain, protracted sensitivity to heat or cold, soreness to touch or chewing, tooth discoloration, and swelling, drainage, and tenderness in the lymph nodes as well as the adjacent bone and gum tissues are all warning signs to look out for. But occasionally there are no symptoms.
The treatment's goal is to clean out the root canal of all infections. After that, the root is filled to stop the infection from coming back. The root canal process requires talent and takes time. While using a magnifying glass to view your teeth, all job is done. Some treatment plans may call for two or more visits.
The root canal is cleaned and prepared for the root filling at the initial session. An antimicrobial substance will be applied to the canals before a temporary filling is added. After that, the tooth is allowed to rest.
At a subsequent appointment, the tooth is examined, and after the infection has completely subsided, the root canals and tooth are permanently filled. With the placement of a final filling inside the canals, the procedure may occasionally be finished on the same day.
Please contact us right away if you would like more information about our root canal procedures or to schedule a consultation with an endodontic specialist.
FAQsWhat is Root Canal Treatment?
The process of cleaning, sanitizing, and filling a tooth's roots is known as a root canal treatment.
Is the treatment painful?
Endodontic operations are frequently used to treat infected or inflamed pulp, which can result in toothaches. Patients say they feel comfortable during the surgery thanks to current anaesthetics and methods. Your tooth may feel sensitive for the first few days after treatment, particularly if there was discomfort or an infection prior to the operation. Medication, whether over the counter or prescribed, can ease this discomfort. Be sure to adhere to your endodontist's directions. For some time following the endodontic procedure, your tooth may continue to feel a little different from your other teeth. Call your endodontist if you have extreme discomfort, pressure, or pain that lasts for more than a few days.
What happens after treatment?You will then visit your dentist again, where a crown or other restoration will be put on the tooth to safeguard it and give it back its full functionality. After a few months, you might be requested to come back to Smile Hub Dental Clinic for a follow-up x-ray. At every stage of your treatment with us, we will communicate with your dentist.
If it doesn’t work? Over 85% of patients who get root canal treatment report long-term success. However, alternative treatment options will be examined if the infection recurs.
How are fees paid?A treatment plan will be developed and the anticipated cost estimated at your initial consultation.