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Root Canal Treatment

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Endodontic Therapy

When is Root Canal
Treatment Necessary?

When a tooth becomes infected or damaged, a root canal may be recommended based on the state of your tooth when you visit our dentist. Attempting to save a tooth is often preferred and has many benefits over tooth extraction. Root Canals have a long history and reputation for being painful procedures. However, with advances in technology and the precision and care used by our teat at Dentistry @ Richmond, we can make this process as pain-free as possible.

Think you might require a root canal? Book a consultation with our team to find out if endodontic treatment is necessary for you!

 

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The Root Canal Process

How a Root Canal
Can Save Your Tooth

The root canal process consists of 3 main steps to save an infected tooth:

  1. Local anaesthesia is used on the area surrounding the infected tooth
  2. Our dentist then cleans out the canal by removing the infection from the tooth 
  3. Once the infection has been removed, the canal is filled and sealed

A root canal can free you from extreme pain and reduce any further risk of infection in your mouth. 

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Root Canal

Frequently Asked Questions

A root canal is required when the soft pulp inside the root of a tooth becomes infected. Tooth pain, gum sensitivity, lingering tooth sensitivity, and tooth discoloration are all symptoms of this problem.

A dentist decides if a root canal is needed and may order an x-ray. Schedule an appointment with us at Dentistry @ Richmond if you think you might need a root canal.

The affected tooth is opened to access the pulp. The pulp is removed, the chamber is cleaned, and antibiotics are administered if necessary to prevent reinfection. The chamber is filled with a rubber-like material to replace the pulp and then a restoration is bonded to your tooth.

A temporary restoration is put in place until your permanent restoration is ready to be bonded to your tooth. Our dentists at Dentistry @ Richmond have the expertise and experience to make this a seamless procedure for you.

Root canals are no longer painful thanks to current endodontic methods, advanced technology, and local anaesthetic. You may suffer some discomfort due to having someone operate in your mouth for an extended period of time, but pain is unlikely.

You will most likely have some soreness around the damaged tooth after your root canal procedure. Cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medications can typically be used to treat this.

The best-case scenario is always to keep your natural tooth.

Many patients are so afraid of having a root canal that they want a tooth extraction instead. However, you have two alternatives when your tooth is extracted: replace it or leave it alone.

Tooth replacement with a dental implant or bridge takes time and money often not covered by dental insurance.

Leaving it unreplaced could cause breakdown of the bone structure that once supported the tooth. This could weaken your bite and make you look older than you are. The rest of your teeth may begin to shift, become loose, or even fall out.

A simple root canal procedure can prevent all of these potential issues. If you need more information, schedule an appointment with us at Dentistry @ Richmond.