Although your teeth are hard like rocks, they are actually alive and connected to bundles of nerves and blood vessels via the roots of the teeth embedded in the gums. When there is deep decay and these roots become infected, it can cause extreme pain. While this pain may subside eventually it is critical that you get this tooth treated by a dental professional to extract the infection.
The root canal treatment allows your dentist to treat the infection deep inside the tooth while keeping the main part of the tooth intact.
What to Expect on Your Visit
Root canal therapy is a common but invasive procedure that our expert dentists have perfected.
After local anaesthetic and sedation if required, the dentist will begin working on the problem tooth. This usually involves using a drill to remove the top part of the tooth to gain access to the roots.
Using a small file, your dentist will begin to remove buildup in the roots of your tooth and insure that the roots are now clean and clear of infection.
Once the infection is cleared, your dentist will then refill the hollow roots with advanced dental materials to prevent any new infection from occurring. Afterwards, the top of the tooth is filled with a temporary filling to allow the tooth to heal.
Once the tooth has healed, your dental professional may remove bulk of the top of the tooth and replace it with a sturdier porcelain crown. This process is made easy by our 1-hour crown machine.
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