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Endodontics, or root canal treatment, involves the removal of infected tissue from inside the tooth. This is done to remove the damaged tooth and to prevent further infection.
The root canal of a tooth contains soft tissue known as the pulp, consisting of the nerves and blood vessels that are important for the growth and strengthening of teeth. When the pulp becomes infected, it damages the soft tissue, leading to severe pain in the jaw. If the pulp is not removed, the pain will only increase, and the infection may spread.
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A root canal procedure is slightly invasive and requires numbing or sedation to achieve.
We first start by cleaning the entire root and area. Then, the pulp gets removed through a tiny hole called the canal, drilled through the tooth enamel. Once the pulp is removed, the canal gets cleaned before filling it.
The tooth is filled and sealed to prevent any bacteria from entering the canals and avoid further infection. We will then add a crown or filling to top the tooth so it can function and look like your natural teeth.
The entire root canal treatment can take several hours, so you may require 1 to 3 sessions to complete the entire process.
Various factors play a role in the success of your procedure, but with proper care, root canal treatments have a high success rate. We have extensive experience dealing with various root canal cases and ensure the highest standard of treatment for all our patients.
We utilise local anaesthesia to numb the area during the root canal procedure, so no pain should be felt. However, alert us immediately if you experience any discomfort during the process.
It is normal to experience swelling and tenderness after the root canal removal, but this is easily treated with pain killers.
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