Root canal or endodontics, is the procedure used to treat infection and a damaged nerve, deep inside the tooth root. This modern treatment involves minimal pain to save teeth that would otherwise need to be taken out. At Camden High Street Dental Practice, our dentists offer root canal treatment in Camden, London by using the latest technology to treat the most complicated cases.
A root canal infection may arise for various reasons, though the main problem is usually penetration of bacteria into the pulp. The reasons for root canal infections can be determined by how bacteria invade tooth pulp.
The main causes of root canal infection.
Dentists can determine the necessity for a root canal only through examination. Some symptoms that root canal work could be necessary might be:
Steps of root canal therapy:
A patient may feel some discomfort for a few days after the treatment with tooth sensitivity or some mild pain. In such cases, over the counter pain killers can be taken.
The last stage of root canal work is the final restoration of tooth. For this the dentist may use a crown. Root canal aftercare will not require any special measures from a patient other than being careful with the treated tooth because it will not be as strong as it was before the infection.
Below is the list of fees that your dentist will explain at the time of consultation.
|Item||Fee per Item From||Practice Plan From|
|Root canal Treatment – From:|
|Medium (Pre Molar)||£345.00||£293.25|
Root canal treats the infected pulp, preserving the remaining tooth. An individual will be given anesthetic before starting the procedure so that it is no more painful than having a filling.
The front teeth usually have one canal while the back teeth will have several canals. Root canal therapy usually requires one to three dental visits, depending on the complexity of the canal system and curved roots and canals that may require many visits or a complicated infection that may take a long time to resolve.
Although the initial root canal procedure usually has a success rate somewhere between 85% and 97%, nearly30% of endodontist’s work usually consists of re-doing root canal failure that has been done by someone else. Root canals usually fail due to one of the following five reasons:
After root canal treatment, the restored tooth may last for a life time if you take proper care of your teeth and gums. However, it is advised that you go for routine checkups from your dentist to monitor the overall condition of your mouth and teeth. As long as the roots of a treated tooth are nourished properly by the tissues, the tooth will stay strong and healthy.
An infected tooth will remain infected until the tooth is removed or until root canal treatment is performed. If it is not treated, the infection may spread further. When root canal treatment is needed and not performed, then it can be the reason for severe consequences that may even pose a risk to life, if sepsis develops.
You may brushy our treated tooth gently but you should avoid flossing initially, if the temporary filling has been placed in the space between the teeth. Get in touch with our dental practice if you have been experiencing discomfort for more than one week, even after the treatment.
After the procedure has been done, you will have to wait till the numbness in your mouth wears off before you eat anything, so that you do not bite your tongue or cheek. Do not bite or chew with the treated tooth till it has been completely restored by a dentist, in order to avoid damaging it further.
After the root canal procedure, your tooth will remain numb for several hours. It will usually require a few weeks for healing and for the soreness to resolve completely. Your dentist will give you advice and offer follow up treatment with either a crown or filling, if necessary.
Yes, you can. You will be numb for 2-3 hours after the dental appointment, but should be able to continue with your schedule. Make sure you do not eat anything until the numbness has worn off.