Root canal treatment

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Despite teeth being extremely strong, they are prone to infection due to becoming damaged or severely decayed. Should this happen, it’s always our philosophy to save your natural teeth whenever we can, with a procedure called root canal treatment.

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment endeavours to save a tooth from warranting an extraction – it’s a fantastic procedure that allows patients to keep their natural tooth, despite it having sustained an infection.

The living tissues inside a tooth (the pulp) can become infected when decay reaches a severe stage and when it sustains trauma through being knocked or hit.

Root canal treatment has come a long way in recent years, having evolved to become a straightforward procedure to undergo. You won’t experience discomfort throughout and our practitioners are extremely skilled and experienced at carrying it out, so you’re in the best of hands.

You might need root canal treatment if you’re experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Increased or lasting sensitivity in a tooth.
  • A bad taste in your mouth.
  • Toothache.
  • Changes to the shade of a specific tooth (infected teeth can appear darkened).

It’s worth remembering that in some cases, an infected tooth doesn’t display any symptoms, making routine hygienist and dentist check-ups a must. During these check-ups, we can look for any indications that you’re suffering from decay and in many cases, this enables us to restore the tooth with a filling, as opposed to root canal treatment.
 

The procedure

Root canal treatment is typically performed over one or two visits. The time taken to treat you will depend on where the affected tooth is in the mouth.

Procedure

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Step 1

Examination

We will examine the infected tooth and make sure the infection hasn’t spread to neighboring teeth

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Step 2

Disinfecting the tooth

An anaesthetic is administered to numb the tooth and the area around it. Once this takes effect, we can empty the tooth of the infected pulp and clean and shape the root canals.

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Step 3

Protecting the tooth

We will fill the root canals with a special material to seal the tooth and stop harmful bacteria from affecting it in the future.

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Step 4

Restoring the tooth

A permanent filling or crown is placed, to give your tooth back its function and its aesthetic. We will discuss your options for both crowns and fillings, so you can make an informed choice. We use only the best materials for all our restorations here at Complex Smile.

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  • 02 080 623 895
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We understand that dental implants are a significant financial investment for patients, and that cost should not be a barrier to entry for those who wish to undergo treatment.
That’s why we offer 0% finance, with no need for a deposit, allowing you to manage the cost of your treatment in a way that works for you. Read more about our finance options.

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Who performs my treatment?

Karolina Kraujelyte is an experienced endodontist (the field of restoring infected teeth) and particularly enjoys taking on complex cases.

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