ENSURING YOU KEEP YOUR TEETH
Root Canal Treatment
Pain-free treatments with a high success rate
At Laffan Dental we understand that dental treatments can be traumatic, and root canals are often considered by patients to be the most frightening treatment available. However, it is often no more painful than a routine filling and will remove the source of any pain caused by the nerve
Whats Involved In a Root Canal Treatment?
In terms of treatment, the term ‘root canal’ refers to the removal of infected tissue from inside your tooth. It is a small area beneath the tooth where the nerve and blood vessels are located. Sometimes decay, trauma or deep fillings can cause these nerves to die, and if this occurs you will require treatment to prevent infection and keep your gums healthy.
The process itself is relatively fast, and your dentist will quickly remove any infected tissue to ensure the problem doesn’t return. It will then be thoroughly cleaned and a filling placed in the resulting gap to keep it stable. A crown can then be placed over the remaining tooth in order to reinforce it and prevent fracturing.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will I know if I need root canal treatment?
Usually, this treatment is preceded by infections, which are commonly associated with severe nerve pain. If you’re in pain you should contact your dentist to see if root canal treatment is required.
Even if I have an infection, is root canal treatment always necessary?
If you have an infection in your root canal or nerves is it suggested that you have root canal treatment as soon as possible. Failure to do so could lead to your infection spreading further into your jawbone and may lead to the loss of the tooth.
Are there any alternatives?
If your tooth is severely damaged your dentist may suggest that root canal treatment could fail. If this is the case, it's possible you will need to have tooth extraction as an alternative, which can be followed by dental implantation if you would like it replaced completely.