Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment has been a fearful term for many patients. They associate root canal treatment with pain which is a large misconception in the community. A root canal treatment may be recommended by your dentist if the hole within a tooth has become too deep and is now affecting the nerve within the tooth. It is essentially an infection within the tooth, and a simple filling is insufficient to rid the infection. With the advent of new technology, Super Smiles Dental is able to painlessly and efficiently treat the tooth. Most patients are surprised after their procedure and are very grateful for the being so gentle.
Getting a root canal treatment at Super Smiles Dental is pretty straightforward. It's a dental procedure that involves the removal of the dental pulp to save a dead or dying tooth. The dental pulp is the innermost part of the tooth and comprises nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue that support tooth growth.
The infected or dead pulp needs to be removed from the affected tooth before the tooth cavity can be filled and sealed to prevent further infection.
Now, this all sounds more frightening than it actually is, although you might experience some mild discomfort during the procedure.
At Super Smiles Dental, our expert dentist performs all root canal treatments, so you know you're in good hands.
The root canal procedure in detail
Before performing the root canal, the dentist uses a local anaesthetic to numb the affected area of your mouth. However, if you feel anxious, you also have the option to request dental sedation so you’ll be relaxed throughout the procedure.
This is then followed by the steps below:
- An X-ray of the tooth is taken to see how deep the canal is and ensure it is cleaned properly.
- The dentist drills a small hole into the affected tooth and removes any infected or dead pulp.
- The canal is flushed out and cleaned.
- The area is filled and sealed.
- The opening to the tooth is also cleaned, filled and sealed.
A root canal treatment in Liverpool (or elsewhere) usually requires three dental visits to finish.
During your second visit to Super Smiles Dental, our dentist will install a dental crown on your tooth for protection and support. Once that is done, you can use your tooth just like the rest of your teeth.
The cost of a root canal
At Super Smiles Dental, the overall cost of a root canal treatment is determined by:
- Which teeth are affected – the kind of tooth being treated determines the complexity and cost of the procedure
- Whether you need a filling and/or a crown
If you want to know more details about root canal treatment in Liverpool, please contact Super Smiles Dental.