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Root Canal Treatment

Tooth-Saving Root Canal Treatments

A root canal treatment a tooth-saving procedure that is done to remove the damaged portion of a tooth so it can be saved from extraction. This treatment provides long-term relief from the pain brought by an abscessed tooth, and also ensures that the infection does not spread to other tooth parts.

When Would I Need a Root Canal Treatment?

You would need a root canal treatment if you have a tooth abscess, or if your tooth pulp (where the blood vessels are located) has become decayed and infected. A root canal or endodontics is needed for:

  • Prevention of the spread of infection
  • Long-term pain relief
  • Saving the infected tooth from being extracted

 

Save Your Tooth with a Root Canal Treatment at Wanstead Dental

What’s Involved in a Root Canal Treatment?

At Wanstead Dental our associate dentist Andreas Louloudiadis has completed a two-year Diploma in Endodontics, and has a keen interest in this field. He makes it point to build a warm rapport with his patients, while his numerous years of experience enables him to very competently explain (and execute) a root canal treatment.

  • A local anesthetic will be used to numb the area where the infected tooth is located, to ensure that you will not feel any pain during the root canal treatment. Other sedation options may be offered to relive fear or anxiety prior to the treatment.
  • If there is an abscess, this will need to be drained first.
  • A dental drill will be used to drill through the tooth, down to the pulp portion.
  • The infected and damaged portion of the pulp will be removed, and the tooth’s canal(s) will be cleaned as well.
  • The root canal will temporarily be filled to allow the tooth to recover, and antibiotics may be prescribed if there are infections beyond the removed pulp portion.
  • After the treated tooth has recovered, the root canal will be filled with the permanent filling, and sealed to protect it from further infections. A dental crown may be needed to cover the treated tooth and make it stronger.

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Am I Suitable for a Root Canal Treatment?

You are suitable for a root canal treatment at Wanstead Dental if you want to have permanent pain relief from an abscessed tooth, and if you want to save an infected tooth from being extracted. However, those who have heart defects, or with artificial heart valves may need to take antibiotics before and after the treatment, as they may have a more difficult time fighting the infection.

What Can a Root Canal Treatment Do for Me?

Long-Term Benefits of a Root Canal Treatment

  • A root canal treatment at Wanstead Dental can save your tooth from being extracted – so you will be spared from being toothless.
  • The treatment can provide long-term relief from the excruciating pain that an abscessed tooth brings.
  • A root canal treatment, along with a dental crown, can make your previously-abscessed tooth stronger.