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Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is often recommended if dental pulp has become infected or damaged.

If the pulp becomes severely infected, it can damage the nerve, potentially leading to the extraction of the tooth. A root canal can be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques and anaesthesia.

What does root canal treatment involve?

Dr Amin uses local anaesthesia to numb the area. He then creates a small opening in the tooth and removes the infected pulp with a small file. During the next step, the dentist cleans and disinfects the tooth. Once this is done, the opening is filled with a rubbery sealant material. The final step restores the tooth’s function and the appearance by using a filling or a dental crown.

How do I know if I might need a root canal treatment?

Common symptoms of a dental pulp infection include:

  • A persistent toothache
  • Pain in the jaw, cheek, or ear
  • A swollen jaw or cheek
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Increased sensitivity to hot and cold

Why is a root canal necessary?

An infection of this nature can spread to the surrounding teeth, as well as the structures that support them like the gums and jaw. It can cause long-lasting damage, so it is crucial you seek help as soon as possible.

A root canal may also be necessary to prevent an infection occurring if your tooth has suffered a fracture that reaches the pulp chamber.

How will I feel after the procedure?

You may feel some slight tenderness following a root canal, but this should wear off after a couple of days and can be easily managed with over-the-counter painkillers. Dr Amin and his team can provide you with a pleasant and comfortable experience each time you visit our practice.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of a dental pulp infection call us urgently on 01474 352 990 or email info@noveldentalgroup.com.

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