Root Canal Therapy
If your dentist has told you that you need root canal treatment, you are not alone. Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal (endodontic) treatment, a painless and predictable procedure in the right hands.
Our highly skilled team has invested a lot of time and training to ensure your treatment is comfortable and successful.
Dental Sense has also invested in an operating microscope, used medical for procedures such as brain or heart surgery, and now your root canal treatment!
To learn more about Microscopic Root Canal and Microscopic dentistry you can find more information with our Special Interest dentist Dr Ronit Patel
What is root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment involves the treatment of an infected nerve system to eliminate any infection and thenseal the tooth.
The procedure involves several stages:
Stage 1: Getting into the nerve system of the tooth. This is done on the first visit to relieve any pain you may be getting, by placing medication inside the tooth.
Stage 2: Cleaning the root canal system with accurate instruments and antibacterial chemicals, with the help of x-ray images. This stage may take more than one visit if the tooth is heavily infected. A special rubber sheet is used to isolate the tooth, hugging tightly around it. This enables the dentist to work to the highest standard in a clean and sterile environment.
Stage 3: Sealing the root canal system and filling the tooth.
Learn more about this quick, painless procedure that can relieve your pain and save your natural tooth.
Why save the tooth?
Patients today have more options than ever before to treat their teeth. Understanding your choices and their impact on your future dental health and lifestyle is important. Saving a natural tooth through root canal treatment should always be the first choice for the best health and cosmetic results.
There are many advantages to saving your natural tooth:
Normal biting force, so you can continue to eat your favorite foods
Maintains a natural appearance
Limits the need for more costly, ongoing dental work
Is root canal treatment painful?
Contrary to common misconception, modern root canal treatment is simple and virtually painless.
It is a delicate procedure and so can often take a longer than routine dentistry. To ensure you are comfortable throughout we practise pain-free dentistry, ensuring that the tooth is completely numb, and will give extra anesthetics if required.
Is it expensive?
Not only is root canal treatment often the best option for you, it is also an extremely cost-effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp.
Indeed it is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant.
What is the success rate?
Root canal treatment also has a very high success rate, with many root canal treated teeth lasting a full lifetime after the procedure.