A Root Canal Will Save and Repair Your Teeth

No one wants to undergo a root canal due to the stories they’ve been told. And while the treatment may not be what you had planned, at Queen & Albert, our level of attention and care throughout your root canal will make your experience one not to fear. Our team will work together to ensure that you are respected, heard and receive genuine empathy and understanding whilst reclined in our comfy chair.

What are the Early Warning Signs of Infection?

  • Tenderness when chewing
  • Toothache and sensitivity
  • Deep tooth decay
  • Severe gum disease
  • Trauma to the tooth or jaw

How do Teeth Nerves get Infected?

Your nerves can get infected because of an untreated cavity. This allows bacteria to travel through the tooth into the innermost part of the structure (your nerves). The area will then become infected and cause pain. To prevent this, you must visit your dentist twice a year. Our Dentist will be able to identify and treat cavities and dental decay in the early stages so that you don’t require root canal therapy or extraction.

What does Root Canal Therapy involve?

Root Canal Therapy treats the infected tissue of the nerve (also known as the pulp), which can save the tooth from extraction. How?

  • Your dentist will drill down through the tooth to the infected part of the roots, which will be removed.
  • The area will then be thoroughly cleaned to prevent further infection.
  • Once complete, a permanent seal in the form of a filling will be required to fill in the gap left from removing the infected pulp. In some rare cases, a crown may also be necessary to restore total strength to your tooth.

Will Root Canal Therapy hurt?

Root canal therapy is performed under local anaesthetic to minimise pain sensations. Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy should not cause any more discomfort than a regular filling. The team at Queen & Albert will always ensure that you are comfortable during treatment, using the Obtura Max Pack and Heated Gutta Percha Condensation System. Together they provide a faster, more efficient procedure and a better patient experience.

Will my tooth colour be affected after a Root Canal?

You may notice a colour difference. However, this can be amended with Teeth Whitening or Cosmetic Dentistry. When you consult with us, we will discuss your options and answer any questions.

A Root Canal doesn’t need to be Daunting!

By now, you know that we are trying to keep your tooth in a viable and working position so that your gums and bone remain intact around the tooth. Ideally, for the longevity of teeth our specialists recommend restoration with a porcelain crown that complements and protects the roots. And once the work is complete the good news is that 90% to 95% of patients expect a total return to optimum oral health. So, at Queen & Albert, we will do our best to save your precious tooth and make it as less stressful for you as possible. When booking in for your treatment, talk to us about any concerns today.

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