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Root Canal Treatment, also known as Endodontic Treatment, is needed when bacteria infect the pulp of the tooth and it becomes inflamed. This is caused by bacteria entering through decay, cracks in the teeth and when fillings start to fail. Even trauma to the teeth can result in Root Canal Treatment being needed. In certain circumstances it can also be done as a preventative treatment. Symptoms include sensitivity to hot and cold, tenderness on biting and sometimes swelling although sometimes there are no symptoms at all.
The canals need to be cleaned and the bacteria removed using special files. A root filling is placed to ensure infection does not return. The tooth is then restored. If the root is not cleaned the infection will become worse and you could end up losing the tooth. Sometimes antibiotics are prescribed to help calm down the infection before treatment. Antibiotics will not resolve the problem. Only Root Canal Treatment will do this.
Root canal or endodontic treatment is very successful but some teeth may require further treatment in the future. At Perfect Smile Spa in Essex a dentist with a special interest in Endodontics performs your root canal treatment so you get the best results. Due to our reputation in the process we often take referrals from other dentists for endodontic treatment.
All of our highly experienced Dentists are based in Essex and promise PAINLESS dentistry due to their experience in anaesthetic techniques. We also have oral and IV sedation for nervous patients who may require a little help feeling comfortable during treatment.
If you are worried about root canal treatment call Perfect Smile Spa on 01708 207452 or email [email protected] Perfect Smile Spa is a leading cosmetic dentistry clinic situated in Essex, London that has a special interest in root canal treatment.
Depending on which tooth is being treated, treatment can take about 1-2 hours. It is carried out under local anaesthetic and many patients are surprised how comfortable the treatment is. Sometimes a second visit is needed; this depends on the amount of infection present. Anti-inflammatory painkillers are advised for a few days after treatment.
Once the infection has been removed and a root filling placed, the tooth needs to be protected. If enough tooth structure is present usually an inlay/onlay is placed. If the tooth needs to be built up we place a fibre post. This provides a core for a crown to be placed.
Straight after the procedure – when a local anaesthetic is used to thoroughly numb the area being treated, this numbness in your lips, teeth or tongue might last for several hours after the procedure. You should avoid any chewing until the numbness has completely worn off.
Caring for your temporary crown or filling – a temporary filling is normally placed to protect your tooth. It is common for a small portion of a temporary filling to wear away or break off. This usually is not a problem. However, you should take these precautions to ensure that your temporary filling or temporary crown stays securely in place:
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