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.
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.
Common symptoms of a dental pulp infection include:
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.
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.back to treatments