We often come across patients who feel incredibly anxious at the mere mention of root canal treatment. The good news is that at City Dental Leeds, you don’t have to worry about a thing. Our expert dental team is here to help, and ensure you get the treatment you need without any pain. We use a simple 5-step procedure, which tackles infection, and preserves your beautiful smile.
What exactly is root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment is a dental procedure, which is often called into action when you have an infected tooth, and the infection has reached the pulp chamber. The pulp tissue contains the living tissue of the tooth, including the nerves and blood vessels. When the pulp is infected, the tooth is at risk, and without treatment, it may become severely damaged and there’s a chance that an abscess will form. Signs that may indicate that you need root canal treatment include increased sensitivity and pain when you’re chewing.
Root canal treatment is often an alternative to tooth extraction; with this treatment, we can effectively save a tooth that would otherwise be lost.
The 5-step procedure
Before you have root canal therapy, you will be given anaesthetic to make sure that you don’t feel any pain during the procedure.
Step.1: your dentist will use specially designed instruments to create an opening in the pulp chamber of the tooth.
Step.2: your dentist will insert files into the tooth to determine the exact length of the root canals.
Step.3: nickel-titanium rotary instruments are used to clean and clear the root canals and remove decayed pulp tissue.
Step.4: the root canals are sealed using a material called gutta percha.
Step.5: a filling or a temporary crown is placed to secure and strengthen the tooth.
If you’re worried about root canal, don’t be! We promise that you’re in safe hands. This treatment is a common procedure, which can make a massive difference to your oral health; it’s also a cost-effective solution. Call us today to find out more.