Root Canal


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When you experience toothache you fear the worst.

Will I lose my tooth? Will the treatment be painful?

The reality is that not only can we save your tooth but that with the use of local anaesthesia it probably won't be painful either. It's likely that if you are experiencing toothache that is there all the time, that your tooth will require Root Canal Treatment to save it.

Toothache like this happens when the pulp (which is like the tooth's alarm system) become damaged by decay, infection, deep fillings or a cracked tooth. By the time to come to see us the pulp is likely to have started to die. The pulp lives inside the root of the tooth and is highly likely to be fighting bacteria inside the canal.

We need to remove the diseased pulp and any bacteria from the root using flexible high-tech circular files that flex to follow the intricate canal shape and with the help of some X-rays clean out the canal to the end and fill it within the root with specially designed root filling materials. After this if the tooth is weakened a crown may be required to stop the tooth from fracturing.

The video above shows the complexity of an upper back tooth which has 3 roots.


Bliss Dental Practice Ltd 2018