Have you been told you need root canal treatment?
Millions of teeth are saved each year with Root Canal Treatment. So that you understand the procedure, it helps to know a bit about the tooth.
The outer surface of the tooth is the enamel, under this you have a layer called the dentin, under this layer is soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp is made up of blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue which aids the growth of the tooth, a fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp as it is nourished by the surrounding tissues.
Endodontic treatment (root canal treatment) is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, this can be caused by deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns or a broken tooth. Pulp damage can also be caused if the tooth suffers any trauma, even if there is no obvious damage to the tooth. If left untreated pulp inflammation or infection can cause pain or an abscess.
For emergency treatment, please call Acer Dental Practice.
Root Canal Treatment is the removal of the inflamed or infected pulp using narrow files, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and debris is flushed out with an anti-bacterial solution and then sealed with a rubber like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards the tooth is restored with a filling or crown.
Saving a tooth with Root Canal Treatment has many advantages, such as efficient chewing, natural appearance and protects the other teeth from excessive wear. It enables you to maintain your natural smile and you can continue to eat as normal.
The Root Canal Procedure feels no different to a routine filling and usually takes two appointments, depending on the condition of the tooth. Patients can expect to be comfortable during the procedure and after your appointment.
You can rely on our experience and our professional service, contact us today to arrange an initial consultation, and get the smile that you deserve.