When your tooth pulp becomes infected, your dentist may recommend a root canal treatment.
If the pulp infection becomes severe, it can cause permanent damage to your tooth nerve, resulting in tooth loss. In severe cases, the infection may even spread across to other healthy teeth and gums.
Using modern dental techniques, our dentists can carry out root canal treatment with little discomfort for our patients.
An extraction is an option, but it is always best to try and save your natural tooth if possible. Saving the tooth can prevent issues such as bite problems, teeth shifting into the gap, difficulty eating and loss of jawbone.
After numbing the area, a small hole is made in the crown of your tooth so your dentist can access the pulp chamber and the root canals. The infected tissue is removed, and the chamber and root canals are disinfected. The pulp and chamber are filled with a biocompatible material and then sealed. A temporary filling fills the hole until you can be fitted for a crown.
You may feel a slight soreness at the treatment site shortly after the procedure, but it will subside quickly. Over-the-counter painkillers may be recommended to alleviate any discomfort.
Brush and floss every day, eat a healthy diet low in sugar and avoid acidic fizzy drinks. Book regular dental cleanings and exams. If you participate in contact sports, ask your dentist about a custom-made mouthguard to protect your teeth from injury.
If you experience any symptoms of a dental pulp infection, call us on 020 8441 4213 to schedule your treatment.Back to treatments
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