Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is necessary to address an infected or damaged pulp inside the tooth, which can be caused by deep tooth decay, a crack or chip, or a traumatic injury. Symptoms of infected or damaged pulp may include severe tooth pain, sensitivity to heat or cold, swollen or tender gums, or darkening of the tooth.
If left untreated, this infection can lead to an abscess or spread to other areas of the body, posing serious health risks. Fortunately, root canal treatment (also known as endodontic treatment) is available at various dental care facilities, such as SmileWorks Dental Kensington, where experienced and gentle dentists can provide root canal therapy to treat broken teeth and relieve pain and discomfort.
By consulting with a qualified dentist, you can determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.
By removing the infected or damaged pulp from the tooth and filling and sealing it, root canal treatment is an effective way to preserve a tooth from further microbial invasion and protect its overall structure and function. Root canal treatment is one of the most common dental treatments performed today and is considered a safe, effective treatment.
Sometimes, a crown may be placed over the tooth to protect the tooth nerve further and restore its function and appearance.
The experienced dental team of SmileWorks Dental Kensington can help you determine the best treatment option for your particular situation.
Despite misconceptions, root canal treatment is rarely more uncomfortable than the experience of getting a filling, and dentists use local anaesthesia to minimise any potential pain.
At SmileWorks Dental Kensington, we understand the importance of providing effective care for our patients and strive to ensure they experience minor pain and discomfort during the procedure. Dentists and oral health therapists use the latest techniques and equipment to provide patients with the best possible treatment plan while maintaining their oral health.
We also emphasise the importance of maintaining good dental health habits, such as brushing and flossing twice daily, to ensure that patients get the most out of their orthodontic care.
With the commitment to providing the best root canal treatment available, SmileWorks Dental Kensington is confident that our patients will have a pleasant experience and will be able to enjoy optimal oral health.
At SmileWorks Dental Kensington, the number of appointments necessary for a successful root canal treatment depends on the complexity of the individual case. A root canal treatment typically requires two or more visits, with the first appointment involving diagnosing the issue, administering local anaesthesia, removing the pulp, and cleaning the tooth and its canal.
The tooth is then temporarily filled and sealed until the next appointment when the permanent filling and, if needed, expert dentists place dental crowns for optimal protection and restoration of the tooth.
At SmileWorks Dental Kensington, the team provides a comprehensive treatment planning beneficial for your root canal therapy. The clinic is equipped with the latest art technologies and the most advanced dental technology to ensure the highest quality of care.
The potential risks associated with root canal treatment include infection, tooth fracture, or the possibility of the procedure not entirely removing all of the infected tissue. These risks can be minimised by choosing a reliable dental clinic such as SmileWorks Dental Kensington, which utilises advanced technology and techniques.
At SmileWorks Dental Kensington, patients also have access to experienced and knowledgeable oral health therapists who can provide a range of services and advice on avoiding deeper tooth infections and pulp infections.
As a result, patients are aware that the risk of infection is minimal when having root canal treatment at SmileWorks Dental Kensington.
Root canal treatment is a sensitive procedure that must be done correctly to prevent further damage or infection.
After removing the infected or damaged pulp, the tooth must be sealed to ensure the best possible outcome. Doing this serves a dual purpose:
SmileWorks Dental Kensington provides outstanding customer service and can also offer a wide range of dental services aside from root canal treatment. These services ensure the best possible outcome after root canal treatment.