The procedure includes cleaning, disinfecting, shaping and enlarging the canal(s) and then filling of the canals. This may take several visits to complete due to complexity or may also be completed in one visit.
After the root canal treatment has been completed your dentist will most likely recommend an indirect restoration (ceramic filling) to ensure the root canal treatment is adequately supported to enhance the longevity for your tooth. (See indirect restoration crown or bridge).
Signs that you might require root canal include:
- Severe pain upon chewing or application of pressure
- Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Darkening of the tooth
- Swelling and tenderness in nearby gums
A root canal treatment is typically performed in three stages, lasting between 30 to 90 minutes each session. These separate sessions can be spaced out within two weeks between the removal of nerve, fitting the temporary filler and the final sealing. Between visits, temporary fillings and anti-bacterial elements are placed inside the tooth to help settle surrounding tissue and destroy remaining bacteria.
For patients that suffer from anxiety or who are concerned about pain we offer dental sedation to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure. Our dentists are highly skilled and will make your treatment as painless as possible. For more information please give us a call or fill in the contact form on our website.
Advantages of Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal will relieve pain and discomfort.
Rather than extracting a tooth, root canal salvages it enabling you to enjoy its function.
Improved Oral Health
Scraping away bacteria in the mouth will prevent the spread of infection.