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Root Canal Treatment

Expert Guidance for Tooth Pain

If you’re experiencing tooth pain or have been advised to undergo root canal treatment, it’s essential to consult with a qualified dentist at Ashmore Smiles -Family Dental Care to evaluate your specific situation and recommend the most appropriate course of treatment. Early intervention can help prevent the spread of infection and preserve the affected tooth.

Key Points About Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure performed to treat infection or damage within the pulp of a tooth. Here are some key points about root canal treatment:

Reasons for Treatment

Root canal treatment becomes necessary when the pulp, which is the innermost part of the tooth containing nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, becomes infected or inflamed. This can occur due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, trauma to the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth.

The root canal procedure typically involves several steps. First, the dentist or endodontist will numb the area around the affected tooth with local anaesthesia to ensure the patient is comfortable during the procedure. Then, they will create an opening in the crown of the tooth to access the infected or damaged pulp. The infected or damaged pulp is then removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned, shaped, and disinfected. Finally, the tooth is filled with a biocompatible material, usually gutta-percha, to seal the root canal space. In some cases, a dental crown may be placed on the tooth to provide additional support and protection.

After root canal treatment, it’s common to experience some discomfort or mild pain, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Patients are advised to avoid chewing on the treated tooth until it has been restored with a permanent filling or crown. It’s essential to follow any post-operative instructions provided by the dentist to ensure proper healing.

Root canal treatment has a high success rate, with many treated teeth lasting a lifetime with proper care. However, the success of the procedure depends on various factors, including the extent of the infection or damage, the quality of the treatment, and the patient’s oral hygiene habits following the procedure.

In some cases, if root canal treatment is not possible or unsuccessful, the tooth may need to be extracted to prevent the spread of infection or further damage to surrounding teeth and tissues. However, tooth extraction is generally considered a last resort, as it’s generally preferable to preserve natural teeth whenever possible.

The cost of root canal treatment can vary depending on factors such as the location of the tooth, the complexity of the procedure, and whether additional procedures such as dental crowns are needed. Dental insurance may cover a portion of the cost of root canal treatment, but it’s essential to check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage.

Katrina Carey
Katrina Carey
3 May 2024
I am so thankful for this team! They made me comfortable, they were quick and it was relatively painless (a lot less than I as anticipating). Congratulations on getting it right!!! See you in 6 months…
madisonwest
madisonwest
25 April 2024
Incredible difference from my last dentist! Dr Sharma was instantly aware of my teeth , concerns and created a solid and appropriate plan moving forward which was explained in real and practical terms I felt totally comfortable and cared for. Thank you Kelly Christie and Dr Sharma.
Greg Kay
Greg Kay
23 April 2024
Very friendly and helpful would highly recommend
Bianca Holloway
Bianca Holloway
11 April 2024
I felt they really cared about me as a customer, they took great care and were very gentle.
gemma holmes
gemma holmes
10 April 2024
These ladies are so sweet and made me feel so so comfortable, they’ve helped me so much already and are definitely going to be the only dentist i go to. I’m thankful i discovered them and would recommend them to anybody!💖
Richie Edmonds
Richie Edmonds
1 April 2024
I just wanted to say kelly the receptionist and dr neetu. Does an amazing job there it will be my 4th visit There and I know I will be in good hands. Hands down I recommend Ashmore smile's this will be my new dinstst Ashmore smile's.
Nick Barson
Nick Barson
28 March 2024
Hate the dentist! Until I came to this joint :) They are great staff and the process was the least painful I’ve had so far. This is the new local ! And not for stubbies :)
Beverley Taggart
Beverley Taggart
21 March 2024
So good to find a dentist that is very experienced and is very informative about treatment needed etc .All the staff are friendly & welcoming highly recommended.
L M Richardson
L M Richardson
15 March 2024
What a wonderful experience, from the moment I called and spoke to the Lovely receptionist Kelly, through to the kind, caring and gentle hand of Dr Neetu. I 100% recommend Ashmore Smiles. This will definitely be our new family Dentist. Thanks again.