Root Canal Treatment Hersham and Walton-on-Thames
If a tooth has become severely decayed, broken, or has undergone heavy restoration, bacteria can enter the root canals and infect the pulp. Root canal treatment is a highly effective way of removing the bacteria, cleaning and disinfecting the canals then filling them with specialist dental material. This treatment is performed in the surgery using a local anesthetic and will require 2 sometimes 3 appointments of 45 minutes or so each time.
After treatment, the tooth is generally weaker and can sometimes require further restoration.
When Is Root Canal Treatment Needed?
Root Canal treatment is required when there’s prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, discoloration of the tooth, swelling, tenderness of the overlying gums, or a nasty taste within the mouth. If inflammation or infection isn’t treated, it can eventually cause pain, swelling, and loss of the supporting bone.
What Are The Advantages Of Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment helps to save lots of the teeth which otherwise would require to be extracted. Once the basic canal treatment is administered, all the tissues within the tooth are extracted, however, the tooth will function as normal and may be maintained with good care.
How Is Root Canal Treatment Carried Out?
- Our dentist will use an area anesthetic to place our patient comfortable. Our dentist will remove infected or inflamed pulp because of the initiative in saving your tooth.
- Using a small, specially designed hand or rotary files, the basis canals are cleaned and shaped to a form that will be sealed. Debris within the canals is removed by flushing with an anti-bacterial solution.
- The canals are finally filled or sealed with an inert material called gutta-percha. Then the tooth is restored to full shape and performance by either a permanent filling or a crown, counting on what proportion of the tooth is left.
Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?
We use local anesthesia to attenuate the pain of the treatment. However, after treatment, the tooth could also be sensitive or tender for a couple of days thanks to inflammation of the encompassing tissues. This discomfort is often helped by taking up-the-counter painkillers.
If you have swollen gums or continuous pain, call our friendly team and book an appointment to discuss any treatment.