What is root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment is a dental procedure used to treat and save an infected or dead tooth. It involves removing the damaged nerve, cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing. Common causes resulting in the need for root canal treatment are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity/filling or trauma.
Alternatively, it is also possible to extract an infected tooth and then replace it with a dental implant or denture, although it is often preferable to try and save natural teeth where feasible.
At Infinity Dental Clinic we use the latest and most state-of-the-art technology, including being one of only a few dental practices to invest in an endodontic microscope, to provide our patients with the highest standards of care in the field of endodontics (root canal treatment).
Why may I need root canal treatment?
Infection in the nerve chamber of the tooth causes the nerve to die. Once the nerve has been irreversibly damaged it is no longer possible to treat the tooth with a filling and endodontic treatment is required. This may be diagnosed by your Dentist either from your symptoms, clinical examination or from an x-ray. Dr James David is our lead Endodontist at carrying out root canal treatment, getting people out of pain and saving patient’s teeth.
What to expect with root canal treatment?
The tooth will be made completely numb, so you can’t feel a thing. The first stage involves creating a small access opening in the biting surface of the tooth . This allows your Dentist to remove the inflamed nerve then clean, shape and prepare the root canals. Once this has been completed the chamber is then filled with a rubbery material to seal off the root canals.
Root Canal Treatment FAQs:
Is root canal treatment painful?
Don’t believe the myths! Our Dentists will ensure the affected tooth is completely numb ensuring a comfortable procedure. There is no reason why having Endodontic treatment should cause any more discomfort than any other dental treatment.
How long does root canal treatment take?
It is often possible to complete this treatment in one or two 40-60 minute appointments. In complex cases it may take more than one appointment to ensure the infection is fully removed.
What happens after root canal treatment?
As the centre of the tooth has been removed to place the root filling, the tooth will have become weakened and will usually require a crown. Crowns not only improve the tooth’s strength, reducing the chance of fracture, but they also helps to prevent reinfection by improving the seal.
At Infinity Dental Clinic our Dentists will ensure that the fillings and crowns look and feel like natural teeth.
How much does Endodontic cost?
Here at Infinity Dental Clinic we work hard to find a solution that meets all our patients expectations on desired outcome both clinically and financially. We will supply you with all relevant treatment options and the associated prices involved, allowing you to make the right decision for you regarding your dental care.
I have just completed root canal treatment with Dr David and shelly. The anesthesia injection is almost painless. Fully informed every step of the way. Every staff I met were friendly and professional.
If you’re looking for a dentist who truly cares, Infinity Dental Clinic is the one for you! As somebody who suffered with a huge fear of the dentist and avoided going for over 8 years, I cannot believe I have got to the point where I look forward to my dental appointments! My fear of the dentist has completely vanished.
From the moment you step foot into the practice, each and every individual is so warm and welcoming. The whole team are absolutely lovely!
An enormous thank you to Dr Hannah Wilson and Yvonne, who made every dental visit a positive, comfortable and entertaining experience. After 11 months with Invisalign – I could not be happier with the results. Dr Wilson really does her best to ensure that you get the best results possible and is always super informative, reassuring, gentle and supportive. From start to finish, each member of the team have been superb, supportive and enthusiastic – it has made every step of my journey worth it! I honestly would not go anywhere else, I’ve found my forever dental practice and I could not be happier.
It has been a wonderful experience with Infinity dental clinic. From the first day of registration, hygiene visits, up to when I got my implant fitted.
Staff are very polite, friendly, and the atmosphere is just really nice. The professionals are exceptionally good and you just feel relaxed and confident that you are in good hands. Procedures are well explained and discussed, fears allayed and my experience here at Infinity has erased all previous fears and anxieties about dentists.
A big thank you to the entire team.
Infinity Dental Clinic – patient testimonial (Geoff)
Having not been to the dentist for two years and being frightened for as far back as I can remember admitting that I really should go was easy the hard bit was choosing a new dentist! I chose Infinity as they specifically mentioned nervous patients on their website.
I met Hannah had an inspection and Sod’s law after an X-ray she said I needed two fillings! I knew that I would but being a dental phobic it was easy to convince myself otherwise! She sent me to Melanie the dental hygienist for a scale a polish, come on now that’s nothing you may say, I don’t care it’s awful and painful! Well not this time!!! Melanie was brilliant! It was the most painless scale and polish I’d ever had! Top notch! I went for my fillings today. I cried as usual asked for enough local to numb an elephant, laid back and put my faith in Hannah! True to her word I had the elephantine anaesthetic and she got on with the job asking if I was ok at regular intervals. The whole experience from booking in to rinsing at the end was as good as it can be for a 46 year old who’s Mam still takes her to the dentist! Everyone was kind and compassionate and seem to understand I was frightened. Hannah is a real gem of a find for me! So from a real nervous patient I absolutely would recommend Infinity Dental Practice to all phobic people!
Thank you so much!