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Root canal treatment is a dental procedure used to treat and save an infected 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.
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Bacterial 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 root canal 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 Dentist at carrying out root canal treatment, getting people out of pain and saving patients teeth.
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 root canal treatment should cause any more discomfort than any other dental treatment.
The tooth will be made completely numb with local anaesthetic. The first stage involves creating an opening in the biting surface of the tooth exposing the nerve chamber. 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.
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.
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 bacterial reinfection by improving the seal.
At Infinity Dental Clinic our Dentists will ensure that the fillings and crowns look and feel like natural teeth.
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. For guidance on fees, please use this link to our fee and finance page.
We also offer a range of finance options which can be discussed with our experienced treatment coordinators to help you spread the investment in a manageable way.
Endodontic treatment (Root canal treatment) is the only way to save your tooth once the nerve has become irreversibly damaged. At Infinity Dental Clinic we make every effort to ensure your root canal procedure is as comfortable as possible.
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. – Alice Chung
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