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Root canal treatment to save your natural tooth
Every tooth has a space in the centre that contains the nerve (pulp) which can be damaged when a tooth is badly broken down. This can lead to pain and infection. An alternative to the extraction of the tooth is root canal treatment. Our clinicians will microscopically remove the pulp, disinfect and fill this space to remove the source of the problem.
Our specialised team have undergone extensive training in the field of endodontics. At Fulham Road Dental clinic we are equipped with the latest technology to perform these treatments with microscopic detail under local anaesthetic. We will preserve as much of the tooth as possible to restore it to function as a natural tooth post-treatment.
Root Canal Procedure
Root canal procedures are complex dental treatments. It involves removing the infected or damaged nerve, cleaning the tooth and filling it with a rubber-like material at the end of the procedure. This procedure keeps the natural tooth and preserves its structure. However, discomfort is a common side effect associated with it, as accessing and extracting from the inside of the tooth can be quite painful. It requires expertise and precision to properly complete a root canal treatment process, the dental procedure is carried out by professionals to ensure successful completion. Over the counter painkillers can help with any pain after the dental procedures.
An infected tooth causing severe pain should be treated with an endodontic treatment. Endodontically treated teeth is a root canal system that restores your natural teeth and removes infection. Addressing the issue can avoid getting a tooth extracted and can also avoid the development of a dental abscess.
Root Canal Treatment FAQs
Do root canal treatments hurt?
Most people wonder if root canals hurt, you are completely numb when you have a root canal treatment so the process should be painless. It is quite common to have a little discomfort for a week after. Pain relief could involve taking ibuprofen and paracetamol (dependent on your medical history), or what you would usually take for a headache.
After root canal treatment do I need a crown / Onlay?
After a root canal treatment on a back tooth the tooth is significantly weakened so it is often necessary to place a supporting structure in the form of a crown or an Onlay to stop the tooth fracturing.
How do I know if I need a root canal treatment?
The best way is to go to the dentist to have an examination. Sometimes pain can mean you need a root canal treatment, however sometimes a tooth can be completely asymptomatic yet need a root canal treatment.
I have bad breath and a bad taste, do I need a root canal treatment?
Possibly. Bad breath can be caused by a number of reasons, usually its due to gum disease, however the bacteria involved in a tooth infection can cause bad breath and a bad taste.