Inside a tooth is a fine space called the root canal. The root canal contains the dental pulp which consists of nerves and blood vessels.
If the dental pulp becomes diseased or dies a toothache or an abscess may occur. In the past these problem teeth were extracted but now we can offer you root canal treatment to care for these teeth.
What you need to know about Root Canal Treatment
A number of conditions can lead to irreversible damage of the dental pulp.
- Deep fillings
- Tooth fracture
Sometimes there is no apparent cause.
Before starting the treatment we will require an examination with x-rays and special tests to assess the health of the dental pulp and surrounding tissues. Root canal treatment is carried out over several appointments, usually a week apart, to allow medicaments that kill off bacteria within the tooth to take effect between visits.
During treatment, a latex sheet called a rubber dam is placed around the tooth to isolate it from the mouth. Then, access to the root canals is gained by drilling a hole through the top of the tooth. The root canal is measured for length and then cleaned and shaped with fine dental files. The root canals are also washed with sterilising solution. The root canals are then sealed near to their tip with a permanent filling. The tooth is then restored back into useful function.
Teeth requiring root canal treatment often have large fillings or extensive damage and will require a crown to restore them properly following the root canal treatment. These teeth are also weaker and the added protection of a crown is necessary at the completion of the root canal.
All Smiles Stories
The team at All Smiles Dental are fantastic! I went to another clinic for my toothache and they were terrible. Luckily i found Dr Krystal Tarak who took time to explain what was needed for my teeth. Despite my fear of dentist, it was a pleasant experience and i look forward to going back. Awesome service. Highly recommend!
So glad I got my invisalign braces done with All Smiles! The girls made me feel welcome and at ease straight away. Whenever I had a small part that needed to be fixed or amended they were quick to accommodate me. Super happy with the results and how my teeth look. Thank you ladies for making me feel confident with my smile and making the dentist much more enjoyable!
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More Advanced Dental Services
Oral and Intravenous sedation are methods of conscious sedation which facilitate a dental procedure to reduce fear and anxiety related to the experience.
We know you clean your teeth everyday but no matter how well you brush and floss, everyone ends up with some plaque and tartar build-up after a time. This build-up can only be removed by a dental professional with special instruments and training.
Oral Surgery & Wisdom Teeth
We are able to provide oral surgery services including extraction, tissue biopsy and extraction of wisdom teeth, including those which may be impacted.
All Smiles Dental
395 Dominion Road
Phone 0800 255 764
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