What Is Endodontics
Endodontics, or Root Canal Treatment as it also known, is the process of saving a tooth following it dying off. When a tooth dies it can become painful, causing you to become unwell or experience a large swelling. Root Canals within the tooth normally contain nice healthy pulp tissue, when a tooth dies this tissue is replaced by infected debris.
If this has happened the dentist will remove this infected tissue, allowing the tooth to be safely restored to a pain free, usable state. Often a crown is required to keep the tooth well sealed following endodontics. Here at Saving Faces we carry out complex root canal treatments that your general dentist may not be able to do.
Pain Free, Expert Endodontic Treatment
Cleaning out the tooth completely can take more than one visit. Your endodontist will advise you of the cost of your treatment before you agree to it.
There is a common belief that root canal surgery is extremely painful but, in fact, modern techniques ensure it is no more bothersome than a standard dental procedure. Some slight discomfort may occur in the days following the surgery, but this can easily be relieved by over-the-counter medicine.
Teeth can still last a lifetime after root canal surgery as long as you take proper care of both the tooth and the gums surrounding it. The tooth may need a crown depending on the amount of damage already done to the tooth.
Your endodonist will assess the possibility of any nerve injury prior to the surgery. It is extremely unlikely that your nerves will be affected. Saving Faces’ qualified and professional team are trained to minimise the risk of any complications. If the nerves are affected at all it is usually just a minor tingling once the anaesthesia has worn off. This should go away after a few days.
Brushing and flossing your teeth is very important in maintaining healthy teeth after a root canal procedure. You may also be advised to not eat until the numbness wears off and not chew any solid food until the treated tooth has been fully restored by a dentist. Otherwise, contact your endodontist if you develop any unusual symptoms after the surgery such as swelling, allergic reactions or an uneven bite.