A root canal treatment is the main method for saving a tooth that has an abscess or that may be fractured, infected or decayed. The purpose is to rebuild the tooth and surrounding tissues to a healthy state, relieving both pains and infection. If you have a tooth with an infected nerve, then a root canal is the treatment you need.
Without root canal treatment, the only other alternative is to have the infected tooth removed and replaced with an implant, a fixed bridge or a removable denture. Of course, none of these alternatives is preferable to being able to keep the original tooth.
Root canal treatment is not only the best treatment option for you as a patient, but it is also a cost-effective way to save a tooth with a damaged nerve.
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Here at Parkfield Dental, our team is well experienced and well trained in performing highly successful root canal treatments. Our clinicians Joanne Ingleby and Arfeen Aslam each share a professional interest and passion for root canal treatment. Both Joanne and Arfeen have extensive experience in carrying out root canal treatments of all different complexities – you’re in safe, professional hands when you choose Parkfield Dental for your root canal treatment.
In the long run, a root canal treatment is usually less expensive than extraction and replacement with a bridge or an implant. Root canal treatment also has a high success rate, with many root canal treatment teeth lasting a lifetime.
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Once the pulp is destroyed, it can’t heal and it is not recommended to leave an infected tooth in the mouth. The alternative is to have the tooth out. Although some people would prefer an extraction, it is usually best to keep as many natural teeth as possible.
Usually, there is no discolouration, but if this does occur there are several treatments available to restore the natural appearance.
Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure. The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. The infected pulp is removed and the root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. Any abscesses, which may be present, can also be drained at this time.
A root canal is normally carried out under local anaesthetic and is no different to having an ordinary filling.