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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.

Constant Toothache? How a Root Canal Could Help You

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Toothache can be a real pain. If you’re battling toothache constantly, it’s time you visited your dentist. Ongoing dental pain may be a sign of an infection or severe decay. In this case, we can use root canal therapy to save your tooth and free you from troublesome toothache.

What does root canal treatment involve?

Root canal treatment is a routinely performed dental procedure, which is called into action when an infection has reached the living part of the tooth, known as the pulp. The pulp contains the blood vessels and the nerves. When the pulp is damaged or decayed, the tooth starts to die, as blood supply is reduced. If root canal treatment is carried out in time, it’s possible to save the tooth.

Before you have root canal treatment, the tooth will be numbed completely to prevent you from feeling any pain. When you can’t feel a thing, your dentist will drill into the tooth to access the root canals. They will then clean the tooth, clear out the canals, and remove the decayed pulp tissue. When all traces of damaged tissue have been removed, your dentist will use filling material called gutta percha to fill the root canals. The root canals are then sealed to prevent further infection.

After root canal treatment, we place a new crown on the tooth. This will help to make it stronger.

Is root canal treatment painful?

Root canal treatment has a bad reputation. If you mention those words all in the same sentence, you’re often greeted with anxious looks. The truth is that root canal treatment isn’t painful because the tooth is numbed using anaesthetic. You may feel very mild discomfort after the anaesthetic has worn off, but we do recommend taking painkillers if you do have any pain. We often find that patients build themselves up for something horrific and then leave us wondering why on earth they were so anxious. If you are nervous about having treatment, don’t hesitate to mention this to our dentists. They are there to help you, and they’ll do everything they can to make you feel relaxed.

The Wand Which Wizardly Wards Needle Nerves

Friday, January 20th, 2017

One of the most common reasons patients feel apprehensive about having dental treatment is a fear of needles. When you’re faced with having treatment that requires an injection of anaesthetic, for example, this can cause anxiety. At Liverpool Dental Spa, we do everything we can to make nervous patients feel as comfortable as possible, and we’re proud to offer innovative technology like The Wand. If you dread going to the dentist because you have a phobia of needles, we can help!

What is The Wand?

The Wand is a device, which is designed to ensure that injections are painless. Many people are scared of having injections because they’ve had a bad experience in the past. In many cases, this relates to painful injections, which were caused by fluid flowing into the body too quickly. With The Wand, we can give injections without any risk of discomfort.

The Wand may look like your average pen, but it’s a high-tech piece of kit. The needle, which is held in a case, is attached to a small computer. This computer controls the speed of the flow of fluid. This means that it’s impossible for the fluid to be injected too quickly, or for there to be a sudden surge of liquid.

The Wand doesn’t just eliminate pain. It also looks completely harmless.

Who can benefit from The Wand?

The Wand is an ideal solution for nervous adults, as well as children. Some people become very anxious even when they set eyes on a needle, and The Wand is a much less threatening prospect. You can’t actually see the needle, and there’s no chance of the injection being painful.

If you’re a nervous patient, and you’d like to find out more about The Wand or other techniques, such as sedation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly team is ready and waiting to help!


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Winners for National UK Award

  • > 2009 Best Dental Team

Winners for North West Awards

  • > 2009 Best Dental Team
  • > 2008 Best Dental Practice

Finalists for North West Awards

  • > 2009 Best Practice
  • > 2008 Best Dental Team

Finalist & Highly Commended for

  • > 2007 Best Young Dentist Dr Marius McGovern