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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.

What Happens During Root Canal Surgery In Liverpool?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Even the words ‘root canal treatment’ can conjure up horrible images and feelings of anxiety, but root canal treatment is nothing to be afraid if; it is a very common procedure, which is used to save a tooth that has been infected. You may be advised to have root canal treatment if an infection in your tooth has reached the pulp chamber; this is where the living tissue is found.

Why would I need root canal treatment?

You may be advised to have root canal treatment if your tooth is damaged or infected and harmful bacteria have reached the pulp chamber; the pulp chamber contains the nerves and blood vessels and once it is infected, the tooth starts to die. If the infection is allowed to spread, the bacteria can cause damage to the surrounding bone and gum tissue and there may be no choice but to extract the tooth. Root canal treatment helps to prevent the infection from spreading, allowing the tooth to be saved. Sometimes, the symptoms of infection are hard to detect and this is why regular dental check-ups are so important.

What does root canal treatment involve?

Root canal treatment involves two key parts; the first part involves drilling into the tooth and removing the decayed tissue from the root canals. The tooth is anaesthetised prior to the procedure to prevent any pain. Once the root canals have been cleaned thoroughly and the root canals are completely free from decayed tissue, they are then filled using dental material; this is done to prevent infection from spreading.

It is common to have a new crown fitted after root canal treatment; a crown is a type of restoration, which helps to strengthen the tooth. Porcelain crowns are very popular because they produce a very natural look; the crown will be custom-mad to fit the tooth perfectly.

Root canal treatment is usually done over the course of two or three sessions. Why not contact the team at Liverpool Dental Spa in the heart of Liverpool for more information.




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