General Dentistry in Ruislip
Root Canal Treatment
What is Root Canal Treatment in Ruislip?
Root canal treatment is used to heal an infection that is inside the tooth. When a nerve inside the tooth becomes infected, it may spread through the root and cause an abscess and swelling in the bone and gum which can be very painful.
An infection inside the tooth can happen because of tooth decay or after a tooth has been damaged or suffered trauma. Root canal treatment relieves the pain and prevents the tooth from being infected again.
Patients from Ickenham, Uxbridge, Ruislip, Pinner, Harrow, Northwood and throughout London may know that they have an infection inside their tooth when they develop the following symptoms:
- Pain when eating or drinking
- Pain when chewing
- A loose tooth
- Swelling at the gum near the infected tooth
- Pus oozing from the infected tooth
- The tooth may become darker
It is important that the tooth is treated quickly with root canal treatment. Antibiotics will not clear up root canal infections. Leaving the tooth may make the infection worse.
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What is the process for root canal therapy at J&R Dental in Ruislip?
There are only two ways to deal with an infection inside of the tooth and that is to either remove the bacteria from the root canal system using root canal treatment or to extract the tooth.
The expert dentists at J&R Dental in Ruislip will only extract the tooth as a last resort and if there is no other option to save it.
Root canal treatment is made up of a series of appointments and steps to treat the nerve, eliminate infection and protect the tooth from future bacterial attacks.
At the dental practice in Ruislip, you will be given a local anaesthetic to numb the affected tooth in your mouth.
Your dentist will gently drill a small hole into the infected tooth.
Using special tools, your dentist will gently remove the dead pulp tissue and nerves. The affected tooth is now dead, and you won’t be able to feel anything because the nerve tissue has been removed.
The roots of the tooth are cleaned and shaped. Disinfecting solutions are used to clean the inside or the canals of the tooth.
The root canals are then filled with a special filling such as gutta percha and a cement to prevent future bacterial infection.
Root canal treatment requires several appointments to properly clean and seal the roots.
After root canal treatment, the tooth loses its natural hydration from the nerve and blood vessels which can make it become very brittle.
This can make the tooth more prone to fracture, especially if it is a molar which endures more pressure through biting. For this reason, dentists often use a dental crown to give further protection for a tooth that has had root canal treatment.
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What are the benefits of Root Canal Treatment?
Patients from Pinner, Uxbridge, Northwood, Ickenham, Harrow, Ruislip, and throughout London are choosing root canal treatment because:
- Root canal treatment eliminates pain and infection from your tooth
- Root canal treatment will save a tooth which otherwise may have to be extracted
- Root canal treatment will mean that you are able to smile and eat your usual favourite foods
- Treatment for root canal is virtually painless and often less painless than having a tooth extracted
- Saving your tooth through root canal treatment is potentially less costly than replacing an extracted tooth
Frequently Asked Questions about Root Canal Treatment
Will my affected tooth really be dead after root canal treatment?
Unlike a tooth that dies naturally, a root canal treated tooth will be inert. When a tooth dies naturally, it can cause problems because the pulp still exists within the tooth. A root canal treated tooth will still be able to function like any other tooth.
How long does it take to recover from root canal treatment?
Most patients recover from root canal treatment within a few days.
Is root canal treatment painful?
Root canal treatment is usually no more painful than say a filling. During the treatment, you should not feel anything because the area is numbed with a local anaesthetic. Your mouth may feel sore after the procedure.
The pain from the infection within the tooth is far worse than the treatment itself and this is why many people think that root canal treatment is painful. In fact, root canal treatment will remove your pain.