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Root Canal Treatment South Croydon

Root Canal Therapy – Endodontic Support in South Croydon

Root canal treatment is needed when the nerve inside your tooth becomes infected through decay or damage due to an injury to your mouth. This infection may spread through the root canal system, which could eventually lead to an abscess. There can also be swelling of gum tissue and the face. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be removed.

What is involved in root canal treatment?

  • The key to this type of treatment is the removal of the harmful bacteria present in the root canal system.
  • Once the infection has been cleaned out, your dentist will shape and fill the root canal and seal your tooth (to prevent further infection).
  • Using local anaesthetic, the treatment overall should feel no different to having an ordinary filling placed.
  • Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure and usually requires two appointments, but this will vary according to the anatomy of the tooth.

Will I need a crown?

Following root canal treatment the tooth is weaker and so we may advise you to onlay or crown the tooth, to provide extra support and strength to the tooth. In the past, a root filled tooth would often darken after treatment. If there is any discolouration, there are several treatment options to restore the natural appearance, which we will discuss with you.

Root canal treatment Croydon

If an affected tooth becomes severely decayed and diseased, we would advise a root canal treatment to remove the infection and debris from an infected tooth and save it. To prevent further damage to your tooth, after removing the infected tissue (known as the pulp) the tooth is filled and sealed.
Important steps to take are to: Important steps to take before visiting the dentist for this treatment are to: 1. Avoid drinking alcohol or smoking for 24 hours before your appointment 2. Make sure you have eaten before the procedure 3. Get enough sleep before and after the procedure to aid the healing process. If you have any questions or concerns regarding root canal treatment, we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions and make sure your mind is at ease.
Root canal treatment is divided into 3 steps: Step 1: concentrates on removing the dead nerve and any infection Stage 2: entails further cleaning and contouring of the canals Stage 3: involves filling the canals with an inert filler material - this is the final step in the treatment

The majority of patients fully recover from their root canal treatment after just a few days. If you have an infected tooth, we would highly recommend that you contact the receptionist at our dental clinic and book an initial appointment. We'll create a oral health treatment plan to resolve your root canal issue and put you completely at ease.

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