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Reliable and effective root canal treatment at Notting Hill Dental Clinic.
If you are facing tooth decay and infection which is becoming too painful to bear, there is no need to worry as you can seek the most effective and trusted treatment to enjoy lasting and functioning teeth for a long time.
Modern techniques and advanced technology has made root canal treatment a comfortable procedure that is easy to bear and yields impressive results. Contact Notting Hill Dental Clinic now if you suffer from tooth ache to discuss the possibility of root canal treatment for improved oral health.
The term ‘root canal’ refers to the natural cavity within the center of the tooth that contains the pulp or the pulp chamber within. The tooth’s nerve is also present in the root canal and this is the main reason it becomes so painful if it gets infected.
Root canal treatment is used to repair and save a badly decayed or infected tooth by cleaning and sealing its roots. During a root canal treatment, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and sealed so that it does not cause any further infection or pain. Root canal treatment is a very vital part of dentistry as infection and decay can affect the surrounding tissue of the teeth, leading to abscess and even bone loss in the long run.
Root canal treatment is a quick, comfortable and most reliable procedure to relieve your pain and save the natural tooth. The main idea behind this treatment is to preserve a tooth that is severely infected. The dentist removes the bacteria and dying or dead tissues from inside the teeth to save it from extraction.
Thanks to modern techniques and effective anesthetic, root canal treatment has made a difference in the patients’ lives by saving them from painful surgeries and agonizing extractions, giving them a chance to preserve their natural tooth.
There is no need to panic if you have been prescribed a root canal procedure as millions of infected or disease teeth are treated and saved with this treatment every year, reliving intense pain and making teeth healthy again.
There is a soft tissue known as pulp deep inside the tooth, beneath the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues that help the root grow. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp as the tooth continues to be nourished by surrounding tissues.
The dentist will first take an x-ray to see the shape of root canals and determine if there are any signs of infection in surrounding bone. The actual procedure begins by dentist administering local anesthesia to numb the infected tooth. You will only feel a minor pinch and the tooth will go numb. With help of sterilized and professional tools, the dentist will create a hole in the top portion of the tooth to access the inside of the tooth.
The inflamed pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected to kill any remaining bacteria and reduce risk for further infection. The chamber is filled and sealed with a rubber-like medicated material. After this procedure, the dentist will fill the tooth with temporary filling and take impressions for crafting a natural looking crown that will protect the saved tooth and restore your oral and aesthetic functions.
You might feel sensitivity due to natural tissue inflammation after the treatment especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. This sensitivity or discomfort can be reduced with painkillers or medications that your doctor will prescribe.
You must take good care of your teeth and gums after a root canal treatment and practice good oral hygiene to ensure you do not face any problems in future. Daily brushing and flossing your teeth is very important and you should also visit your dentist after every few months so that he can take a good look at your crown to get the teeth thoroughly examined and cleaned.
With proper care and maintenance, a root canal treatment can last for life as this treatment has high success rate. However, you should avoid chewing hard foods that break the crown or the inner tooth and harm the canals.
If the pulp gets infected and this infection spreads through the root canal system of the tooth, it leads to abscess. An abscess is the inflamed area in which the pus gets collected and causes swelling of the tissue surrounding the tooth. You might experience dull ache or severe pain and the tooth might be tender when you bite. At this time, root canal treatment becomes very important and if you do not visit a dentist, infection will spread and the tooth will have to be extracted.
Notting Hill Dental Clinic offers advanced and dependable root canal treatment in a calm and relaxing environment in London. Protect your teeth from decay and infection with help of our dental expertise and clinical proficiency for a painless experience.
22 Pembridge Road
Notting Hill Gate
0207 727 4795