Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment at Larkham House

Also known as root canal treatment, endodontics is concerned with treating the infection at the centre of the tooth (the root canal system). The aim of root canal treatment at Larkham House is to prevent your tooth from requiring extraction by removing the damaged pulp and treating the infection.

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Root canal or (Endodontics) is a type of treatment is necessary when the tooth pulp becomes inflamed or infected due to:

If left untreated, the pulp can become infected and this may spread to the root canal, causing pain or leading to an abscess. Sometimes your tooth may look darker in colour than your other teeth, which means that the nerve inside your tooth is dead or dying. Without treatment, the infection may spread further into your jawbone and you may need to have your tooth taken out.

Symptoms of an abscess in your tooth or gum may include:

How is root canal treatment performed?

During root canal or endodontic treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, then the tooth is filled, sealed and restored with either a crown or filling for protection, leaving it as good as new. In most cases, the inflamed tissue near the tooth will heal naturally.

After Endodontic treatment

It’s important to look after your teeth after root canal treatment. Avoid biting on hard foods until all of your treatment is complete. After your final treatment, your restored tooth may feel sensitive for a few days.

Over-the-counter painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, can be used to relieve any discomfort. Return to your dentist if you continue to experience pain or swelling after using painkillers.

In most cases, it’s possible to prevent the need for further root canal treatment by:

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