Hampshire Terrace Dental Care

Root Canal

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure designed to address infections inside the tooth,
commonly referred to as the pulp. This infection can occur due to factors such as tooth decay,
leaking fillings, cracks, or trauma.

How Will I Know if I Need Root Canal?
A clinical examination and x-rays reveal the need for root canal treatment when the pulp inside the tooth is damaged and infected. Symptoms may include generalized pain, pain on biting, swelling or dental abscess, extreme sensitivity to hot and cold, and a loose tooth.
Consequences of Avoiding Treatment
Ignoring toothache can lead to worsening infections and dental abscesses. Untreated abscesses may spread, resulting in severe medical complications. The alternative to root canal treatment is tooth extraction.
Is treatment painful?
While root canal treatment requires skill and time, it is comparable to having a routine filling and is generally painless. At Hampshire Terrace Dental Care, we prioritize your comfort and tailor treatment to your specific needs. High magnification ensures excellent visibility and treatment outcomes.
Post-Treatment Care
Root canal treatment typically has a favourable prognosis, with studies demonstrating a survival rate of 70-96%. Post-treatment, teeth may slightly discolour. For front teeth, cosmetic options can be discussed to address any discoloration. Back teeth may become more brittle, making dental crowns advisable for preserving and protecting them from cracks and fractures. Our team is here to guide you through every step of the process.

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