Root Canal Therapy
If there is any clear indication that immediate dental assistance is required, it is when you are experiencing a great deal of pain. Often, this actually means that the problem has been left for some time, but it is very often the pain which drives people to the dentist’s office. One of the biggest causes of severe dental pain is when you have a deep decay which has started to affect the nerves or even the bone beneath the teeth. If you are experiencing this kind of pain, you will need to visit us as soon as you can.
One of the most likely solutions we will have to consider is a root canal treatment. This is one of those phrases which many patients often worry about, as there are a lot of horror stories told about it. But the fact is that a root canal treatment is the most cost-effective last-resort attempt to save a tooth. In most cases, you would rather save your natural tooth than have to have an artificial one installed, so clearly a root canal treatment can be a very good idea indeed. If you are unsure about your options, it will help to get in touch with us – our root canal service might be the best option, but it might be that we can advise something less drastic first.
If it is decided that a root canal is the way forward, then you might want to acquaint yourself with the procedure. This will help you to have a better understanding of how it all works, as well as giving you a chance to contemplate the procedure before actually coming in to have it done. During the procedure, the bacteria are first removed, and then the root canal itself will be filled and the tooth will be sealed with a crown or a filling, depending on the severity of the tooth itself. Usually, the tooth will then heal quite naturally in a matter of time.
In essence, it is a relatively straightforward procedure, and the good news there is that you can be sure that you are safe in our hands. With our root canal service you will not have to worry about anything at all, as we have a great deal of experience in this procedure and know exactly what we are doing.
Although many patients are frightened by this procedure, it is a useful and effective way to ensure that you can retain your natural teeth. It is best to keep as many of your natural teeth as possible, as this helps retain the shape of your smile and the appearance of your teeth as well. If you think you might need a root canal treatment, you will need to book an appointment with us. We will be able to examine you and discern whether or not it is necessary – and if so, we can ensure that you can have the procedure done quickly and easily.
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