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Getting to the Root of Infection with Endodontics

Friday, January 12th, 2018

We strive to ensure our patients have strong, healthy teeth. If you have a dental infection, it’s our mission to treat you and make you feel more comfortable as quickly as possible. When the infection has spread to the tooth pulp, there is often a chance to save the tooth by using a technique known as root canal treatment. The mere mention of root canal treatment can fill patients with dread, but this an incredibly important procedure, which can restore your smile without any pain. Contrary to popular belief, this procedure is nothing to be fearful of. Your tooth will be numbed and you can rest assured that you’ll be in safe hands with our experienced dental team.

About root canal treatment

If you have a tooth infection and bacteria have spread to the dental pulp, your dentist may recommend root canal treatment. Dental pulp is the living tissue of the tooth and once it becomes damaged or decayed, there’s a high risk of the tooth dying. Root canal treatment can save the tooth, providing an alternative to extraction. The aim of the procedure is to remove the damaged or decayed pulp tissue and stop an infection from spreading further.

Before you have root canal treatment, your dentist will talk you through the process and numb your tooth using local anaesthetic. This will help to ensure that you don’t experience any pain. When the tooth is numb, your dentist will drill into it to access the root canals. They will then remove the decayed pulp tissue and fill the root canals with gutta percha, a material used to seal the channels and prevent bacteria from spreading. We often recommend crowning the tooth following root canal treatment to make it stronger and more resistant to damage.

If you have any questions about root canal treatment or you’re a nervous patient and you’d like to learn more about how we could help you, call us and book a consultation.

Why there is nothing to fear with Endodontics in Liverpool

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

How do you feel when somebody utters the words root and canal in the same sentence? Root canal treatment is an endodontic procedure, which seem to fill dental patients with dread. The truth is that root canal treatment is nothing to worry about. It’s actually a really important procedure, which makes the difference between saving and losing a damaged or infected tooth.

About endodontic treatment

Endodontics is the dental specialty concerned with the tooth pulp. This is the living tissue of the tooth where you’ll find the blood vessels and the nerves. If the pulp tissue becomes damaged or decayed, there’s a risk that the tooth will die, as blood supply to the tooth will be reduced. In this case, dentists often recommend a procedure known as root canal treatment. This procedure, although much maligned, is a very effective treatment, which can prevent you from losing a natural tooth prematurely.

Root canal treatment has a bad reputation, but in reality, there’s really nothing to worry about. At Liverpool Dental Spa, we have many years of experience in carrying out this procedure and our friendly dental team will be there to support and reassure you every step of the way. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic, so you won’t feel any pain at all.

Once the effects of the anaesthetic have become apparent, your dentist will drill into the tooth to remove the damaged pulp tissue from the root canals. This prevents bacteria from spreading to the tooth. The root canals are then filled with gutta percha (a dental material) and sealed. Once the procedure is complete, we may also recommend crowning the tooth to make it stronger.

If you have been advised to consider root canal treatment, we promise that you have nothing to fear. Our team is experienced and skilled and we’re here to make the experience as stress-free and painless as possible. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Three Reasons Why A Root Canal Isn’t Something to be Scared Of

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Even the hardiest dental patients can come unstuck when the words root canal are mentioned. For some reason, this procedure has gained a bad reputation and it’s very common for patients to feel very anxious when their dentist tells them that they need root canal treatment. In reality, there’s nothing to be scared of at all. Root canal treatment is a commonly performed procedure, which can help to save an infected tooth. Here are 3 reasons why you shouldn’t be scared of having a root canal:

  1. Treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic: before your dentist does anything, they will numb your tooth using local anaesthetic, so you won’t feel any pain at all.
  2. You can trust our experienced dentists: our dentists are incredibly skilled and experienced and you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands. Root canal treatment is a routine procedure, which will help to prevent further damage to the tooth, stem the spread of infection and prevent you from feeling any more pain. Our dentists will be on hand to talk you through the process, and they’ll also be there if you have any questions or you need some reassurance.
  3. Treatment seems much worse than it is: many people are terrified by the prospect of having root canal treatment mainly because there’s a myth that runs through the ages that this is a painful treatment. In truth, this procedure is nothing to worry about at all. You won’t feel any pain, you’ll be treated by expert dentists, and you’ll emerge the other side wondering what all the fuss was about. We promise you that we’ll look after you and you’ll leave us with a big smile on your face again.



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