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Root Canal tREATMENT

Save your damaged or infected tooth from being extracted with root canal treatment.

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Repair and Save Your Tooth with Root Canal Treatment

Simply put, root canal treatment is a dental treatment that seeks to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth that would otherwise need to be removed. Chances are, you may have heard of this process being described with a sense of dread. There is a common misconception that root canals are a highly invasive and painful dental procedure – fortunately, with the development of modern dentistry and our gentle approach at Dentessence, getting root canal treatment has become simpler than ever.

As with every visit and treatment, we take care to ensure you have a comfortable experience. That extends to our root canal procedures. Our experienced dental team have completed countless root canals in-clinic, and with our technology and approach, you can access the care you need without the pain or stress. 

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What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment works to clean out a tooth, removing the damaged or infected ‘pulp’ inside of the tooth and replacing it with a root filling. Once the filling is in place and a crown is positioned on top, patients can typically expect to be left with a fully functional tooth. After a successful root canal treatment, the treated tooth should be able to last just as long as your other teeth if you maintain good oral hygiene and routinely visit us for your check-ups. The ultimate goal of root canal treatment is to save your tooth, all the while causing you less discomfort and loss of function.

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Why You Might Need Root Canal Treatment

Root canals are a form of treatment for badly infected or damaged teeth. The goal is to save the tooth, saving patients from needing to undergo a full extraction process. Common causes of damage or infection include:

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The Root Canal Treatment Process

Stage 1: Cleaning

The purpose of root canal treatment is to save your tooth and make it functional once again. To start this process, we begin by cleaning the canals of the tooth and removing the infection altogether. This typically involves rinsing the tooth canals out and using antibacterials to eliminate bacteria and infection. This process may need to be repeated until the tooth is free from bacteria.

Stage 2: Filling

Once the root canal is infection-free, it is then filled and sealed with a long-lasting filling material to prevent bacteria from re-entering this space. The biting surface of the tooth is then recreated out of regular filling material.

Stage 3: Crown

In many cases, teeth that require root canals are weaker due to previous concerns with the tooth. The process of root canal treatment can also naturally weaken the tooth. In many cases, there can be considerable loss of the tooth structure and, a crown may be required to protect the integrity of the tooth. This restores the strength of the tooth to ensure regular function.

Your Root Canal Questions Answered

Getting root canal treatment is the option to save your damaged or infected tooth. Where possible, this is always the better course of action, as missing teeth can cause other teeth in your mouth to move to compensate for the gap. This can lead to an acceleration of gum disease, a breakdown of bone structure or misaligned teeth and result in difficulties in chewing or speaking properly. Your dentist will be able to diagnose the severity of your tooth damage and advise you on whether root canal treatment is possible or if an extraction is required.

There are a range of symptoms that could indicate the need for root canal treatment. Just a few of these signs include persistent tooth pain, swollen gums, tooth discolouration, pain when chewing, and temperature sensitivity. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should book an appointment with your dentist immediately.

There is a common misconception that root canals are extremely painful procedures. In reality, the process isn’t all that more invasive or painful than a standard filling. At Dentessence, we’ve crafted our root canal process to be as painless and gentle as possible.

For the first 48 hours after your root canal treatment, you may feel some pain and discomfort. As needed, you may benefit from applying an ice pack over your jaw during the first eight hours to minimise swelling. You can also take basic pain relief medication to help with the pain, as advised by your dentist. After the initial recovery period, maintaining regular dental hygiene with twice daily brushing and regular flossing helps to help protect your root canal.

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Why Dentessence?

Gentle Approach

For some people, the idea of root canal treatment can be daunting. That’s why the Dentessence team works hard to deliver the procedure as gently as possible, ensuring that we cause minimal pain along the way.

Relaxing Atmosphere

Going to the dentist doesn’t need to be a cause for panic. As you undergo your root canal treatment, you’ll be able to watch TV and enjoy the warm atmosphere of our comfortable clinic.

Preventive Care

Here at Dentessence, we don’t only aim to help you out in an emergency. We aim to equip our patients with all the tools, resources, and healthy habits needed to protect their teeth for years to come!

Book Your Dentessence Root Canal Today

If root canal treatment is in order, then delaying your treatment may cause more pain and damage. We completely understand any hesitation you might have to lock in that appointment – but rest assured, our team is here to ensure you have a pleasant experience.

Here at Dentessence, we are committed to making dental work as comfortable as possible. Our clinic is designed to be family-friendly, delivering exceptional dental services for all ages. Ready to secure a date for your root canal treatment? Our friendly team is here to help guide you through the entire process. Book your appointment today to get back your winning smile.

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