Root Canal Fitzrovia
Root Canal Fitzrovia
Should you have an infected tooth, it can often be saved with root canal treatment in our central London Clinic. It is a relatively quick treatment that will remove all bacteria and restore the health of your tooth.
If you’re experiencing toothache, sensitivity to temperature, or discomfort while eating, it might indicate a tooth infection. Such infections don’t resolve on their own and require root canal treatment. At Image Dental Clinic, we offer this therapy to patients of all ages, effectively eradicating the infection and relieving discomfort.
Our dental professionals will thoroughly explain the root canal procedure, addressing any queries about potential risks and costs, enabling you to make an informed decision.
What Is A Root Canal?
Root Canal Fitzrovia & Marylebone
A root canal involves treating the pulp of the tooth, which contains nerves and blood vessels. Infection or damage to this pulp can be intensely painful. This can occur due to decay, trauma, or severe gum disease, which allows bacteria to invade the tooth’s centre.
If you have an infected tooth, our dentists will recommend root canal treatment to save it. This common procedure involves removing the infected pulp, relieving pain, and preventing the formation of an abscess. After removing the infection, the root canal is filled and the tooth is restored with a natural-looking crown.
Get in Touch with Image Dental Clinic for Exceptional Dental Care
Fitzrovia & Marylebone
For personalized dental care tailored to your needs, contact Image Dental Clinic today. Call us at 020 7580 5339, or fill out the contact form for a prompt response from our friendly team. We’re here to answer your questions, schedule appointments, and guide you on your path to optimal dental health. Reach out now and let us help you achieve the smile you deserve!
Who Can Benefit From A Root Canal?
We advise booking an appointment if you’re experiencing unexplained tooth problems. Our team will diagnose the issue and, if necessary, recommend a root canal or other suitable treatments. Signs of tooth infection include tooth pain, sensitivity, inflammation, or a discoloured or loose tooth.
Root Canal Procedure
Root canal Fitzrovia at Image Dental Clinic may require multiple appointments, depending on the severity of the infection. Our dentists use X-rays to assess the infection and check for any abscess.
The treatment involves local anaesthesia to ensure a pain-free experience. The tooth is opened, the infected pulp removed, and the root canal disinfected. After cleaning, the canals are filled, and the tooth is sealed with a crown or filling, restoring its function and appearance.
Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure, as it is performed under local anesthesia. Afterward, you may experience mild discomfort, but it can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
A root canal procedure at Image Dental Clinic usually takes one to two appointments, with each appointment lasting about 90 minutes.
Problems like tooth decay or infection can damage your teeth and ruin your smile. A damaged tooth may give you severe pain and won’t go away on its own. It could even need to be extracted. So, a root canal, also known as endodontic treatment, may save your tooth. All dentists are trained to perform this treatment, and your dentist will be able to do it. However, some treatments can be complicated and require a referral to an endodontist or a dentist with a special interest in root canal treatment.
These dentists and specialists have advanced training in root canal treatment. They are experts in saving your natural teeth using advanced tools, such as microscopes and digital imaging, to treat you easily and safely. To understand what a root canal is, we will show you the basic structure of the tooth.
A tooth has two primary sections: the crown section and the root section. The crown is the portion of the tooth that is visible above the gum, and the root is the section of the tooth that is inside the jawbone. The crown is mainly formed by two layers: the enamel, which is the hardest substance in the body, and the layer below the enamel called the dentin.
The pulp is a soft mass of tissue present under the dentin layer that contains blood vessels and nerves to nourish the teeth. It extends from the crown down the length of the root through what is called the root canal. There are many reasons why the pulp can become inflamed or infected.
To relieve you from pain or discomfort, the endodontist will have to remove the inflamed tissue or bacteria inside the root canal to allow the surrounding tissues to heal. The first step in the procedure is to take an X-ray that displays the entire teeth to see the shape of the root canals. Then, using various dental drills, an opening is made through the crown into the pulp chamber. The infected contents of the pulp chamber are carefully removed using a series of tiny files of increasing diameter. After cleaning the root canal, the space created is filled with cones made of a natural substance called gutta-percha, covered with a liquid sealer. Sometimes, one or more posts may be placed to strengthen the tooth and help retain the final filling. The tooth is then restored with a permanent filling material.
The root canal tooth is weak and at risk of fracture, so it is advisable to have a crown or a large filling to cover the surface of the tooth, called an onlay. Although it is a complex and time-consuming treatment, it can easily be done using local anesthetic and modern techniques with little or no discomfort. The success rates of root canals are over 90% and often last a lifetime.
If you have a bad toothache, we can tell if you need a root canal treatment. Give us a call, and we will help you smile again.