Root canal therapy is an effective treatment available at Time Dental that can be used to save an infected tooth. When a tooth becomes infected, bacteria can cause the nerves to die. Once the pulp tissue has become decayed or damaged, the tooth is effectively dead, which increases the risk of infections because the body’s immune system is unable to protect the tooth. Root canal therapy involves removing the infected pulp tissue, cleaning the root canals thoroughly and filling them to prevent further infection.
Many people worry about root canal treatment but it is a very safe and effective procedure, which can prevent the tooth from further infection and save you from losing a tooth. During the procedure the decayed or infected pulp tissue and bacteria will be removed, the root canals cleaned and sterilised, and then filled and sealed to prevent infection in the future.
In some cases, the tooth can become sensitive and brittle following root canal therapy and you may be advised to have a new crown to strengthen the affected tooth.
Root canal treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic so you will not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. If you are worried about the treatment, please do not hesitate to talk to your Time Dental dentist who will endeavour to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
After the procedure
After the procedure your mouth will feel numb as a result of the local anaesthetic, which will take some time to wear off. You will need to take care when eating or drinking. You may experience some mild pain as the anaesthetic wears off, but this will subside very quickly with painkillers.
Root canal therapy at Time Dental is an effective treatment for restoring strength to teeth and preventing the spread of infection.