We use root canal treatments to treat and address infection that occurs in the interior and at the root of the tooth.
We’ll recommend root canal treatments when an infection has spread to the interior and root of a tooth. This usually happens as a result of advanced tooth decay but can also sometimes come about because of a leaking filling.
Some of the symptoms associated with needing a root canal treatment include pain when chewing or biting down, increased sensitivity, a loose tooth, or even an abscess although this is usually only in advanced cases. For some patients, we may be able to diagnose your need for a root canal treatment without you experiencing any symptoms. This is why attending regular check-ups is so important.
At Islington Smiles, our team understands that root canal treatments have something of a misguided reputation and can be a cause of concern for many of our patients. There’s absolutely no need to be worried at Islington Smiles, however. Modern technology and techniques, combined with our gentle, highly skilled team means even nervous patients can feel calm and reassured when being treated here.
During the treatment, we’ll first use local anaesthetic, so you don’t feel anything at the area being treated. We’ll then irrigate and clean the root canals of the tooth, getting rid of any infection present before thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the tooth. We’ll then apply a rubber-type material to the tooth to help stop the infection from occurring again. We may then have to apply a crown in order to return the tooth to full function. This will be decided on a patient-by-patient basis and will depend on the extent of the damage to the tooth.
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