Root Canal Treatment Sevenoaks
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Root canal treatment is a procedure that is performed to save a tooth when the pulp tissue inside the tooth has become damaged due to decay or trauma. This treatment may also be necessary before a tooth can be crowned.
At Lifetime Dental Studio in Sevenoaks, Kent, our dentist or endodontist will remove the infected or inflamed pulp tissue from the canals of the tooth, clean and disinfect the canals, and then fill and seal them with a root filling. The tooth is then restored to its full shape and function with a permanent filling or crown.
Root canal treatment is an effective way to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted. If you are experiencing pain or other symptoms that may indicate the need for root canal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact our clinic in Sevenoaks for a consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the advantages of root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment saves teeth that would otherwise have to be extracted.
After root canal treatment, your tooth has no pulp, in that it has no vital tissues inside. However, vital tissues surround the root, such as the gum, the periodontal membrane, and bone. A root-treated tooth functions normally and should be maintained with routine dental care and oral hygiene measures.
Does root canal treatment hurt?
Root canal treatment procedures are relatively quite comfortable and often painless, as the tooth is anaesthetised during treatment.
After treatment, your tooth may be sensitive or tender for a few days due to inflammation of the surrounding areas. This can be relieved by taking mild analgesics or pain killers available over the counter at the chemist. However, if the pain persists and is severe or swelling occurs, you should contact us.