Buckle Advanced Dental Care provides on-site treatment for root canal therapy. Your root canal treatment with us will be comfortable and the restoration of the tooth will be completed with aesthetics and long lasting function in mind. The term root canal refers to the interior of a tooth where the pulp and nerves are located. A root canal treatment is needed when a tooth is significantly damaged or has decay that extends into the pulp chamber. They have a high success rate of preserving the natural tooth and avoiding a tooth extraction.
Is a root canal treatment painful?
Endodontic therapy is not a procedure that should be feared. This procedure is actually not as painful as most people think. In fact, the pain most people are referring to is the infection itself and pressure caused by the infection. Once the root canal procedure is completed, the pressure from the infection is gone and so is the pain associated with the infected tissue. The treatment is no more uncomfortable than a dental filling.
What is root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury.
The aim of the treatment is to remove any infection that may be present in the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection.
At Buckle Advanced Dental Care, the procedure is done with a surgical microscope. Endodontic treatments can be very challenging due to the complexity of the anatomy of the root canal system. In the past root canal treatment was performed predominantly by feel. With the aid of the surgical microscope, structures can be seen that remain hidden to the naked eye and treatment can be carried out with far greater precision and predictably than ever before.
The tooth will be filled with a special material and sealed using either a dental filling or a dental crown. Our dentists use highly aesthetic material to ensure that the restoration is very natural looking, comfortable and long lasting.
Alternatives to Root Canal Treatment
The alternative to root canal treatment is to have the tooth removed. Once the pulp is destroyed, it can’t heal and it is not recommended to leave an infected tooth in the mouth. Although some people would prefer an extraction, it is usually best to keep as many natural teeth as possible. Root canal treatment makes that possible. When a tooth is extracted, we recommend replacing it with an implant-supported dental crown. Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural tooth. There are many benefits to choosing dental implants including:
- Prevents bone loss
- More durable and stable
- Looks just like your natural tooth
- Easier to care for
- No eating restrictions
- They are built to last
Schedule an Appointment
To learn more about root canal treatment, contact our Wirral dental practice for a consultation with Buckle Advanced Dental Care. Call us at 0151 515 0550 or by filling in the online form.