Most people think of root canal treatment as a complex and painful procedure. At Blyton Dental we want to relieve any worries that you may have about this dental treatment.
Root canal treatment, known as Endodontics, is carried out when the inside of the tooth (known as the pulp) becomes infected or damaged. Tooth decay may have penetrated the outer layers of the tooth causing inflammation to the root canal, this increases risk of developing a tooth abscess, and is extremely painful.
At Blyton Dental we will guide you through root canal treatment, and with advanced pain relief options, it doesn’t have to be as alarming as it sounds.
If your dentist has recommended a root canal, you will most likely be experiencing pain and discomfort. Root canal treatment will eliminate the misery of having an infected tooth by completely removing the diseased or damaged part of the tooth.
Before treatment begins you will receive an anaesthetic pain relief, then the infected tissue is removed. The root canal is meticulously cleaned and decontaminated, and your dentist will seal the tooth with a durable yet safe material. A temporary filling may be inserted to protect you from root canal pain until a customized crown is ready.
A tooth that has undergone a root canal almost always needs a crown or some other tooth restoration to protect what remains of the tooth and guard against future tooth pain. Many people who have undergone the procedure say it is no worse than having a cavity filled.
After a root canal, you may experience some sensitivity and your dentist will advise and guide on aftercare and how to prevent the need for future root canal procedures. Ensure that you follow a regular oral care routine of twice-daily tooth brushing and daily flossing and visit your dentist regularly to check the condition of your root canal treatment and any crowns or fillings.
Root canal treatment will eliminate toothache without losing the tooth! If you have any questions or wish to discuss this dental procedure, please get in touch with Blyton Dental.