Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is an essential procedure for teeth which have become infected. At the Tooth Booth Dentists, we believe in preventing problems before they occur. Our Dentist’s recommend regular check-ups and maintaining good oral hygiene at home to prevent the possibility of root canal infections. However, infections can still appear, and we can support you in resolving the problem.
Why Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?
Within the inside of each tooth is a central soft tissue known as the tooth pulp. When the tooth pulp becomes infected, it can become inflamed, building up pressure with nowhere to go. Infection can be caused by a variety of issues, such as decay, trauma, a chip or crack, faulty crown or if numerous procedures have already been performed on the tooth. Without addressing the problem, pain can increase and possibly cause an abscess to form or the loss of the tooth.
How Does it Work?
It’s natural to be a little nervous about the process, but it is a more straightforward procedure than many people realise. The treatment involves removing the infected tooth pulp from the centre of your tooth, which is cleaned then filled and sealed to prevent future infection. The hole within the tooth which allowed access to the central root canal is then covered with a composite tooth filling or with a crown. You will then be able to enjoy full function of your tooth.
Root canal treatment can save your natural tooth and restore it to its natural function. There are numerous other benefits associated with the procedure:
- Ease of pain and discomfort
- Better ability to chew
- Maintain natural smile
- Stops the infection spreading, causing the need for more procedures
Most importantly, undergoing the procedure prevents the loss of the tooth and more costly dental bridge or implant. It also prevents greater damage to the surrounding teeth and gums.