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Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment at 57 Dental and Implant Centre

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure designed to save a damaged or infected tooth. At 57 Dental and Implant Centre, our team of highly skilled dental professionals is committed to helping you maintain optimal oral health. One way we can achieve this goal is by providing effective root canal treatment to our patients.

When a tooth is damaged, bacteria can enter the tooth’s pulp, which contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. If left untreated, the infection can spread to surrounding tissues, resulting in pain, swelling, and even tooth loss. A root canal treatment aims to remove the infected pulp, clean and disinfect the tooth’s inner chamber, and seal it with a filling material to prevent reinfection.

When Is a Root Canal Treatment Necessary?

A root canal treatment may be necessary due to several reasons, including:

  • Deep tooth decay
  • Repeated dental procedures on the same tooth
  • A cracked or chipped tooth
  • Injury to the tooth
  • Severe toothache

Our dental professionals will carefully examine your oral health and determine if a root canal treatment suits your specific needs.


Symptoms and Diagnosis

It is essential to detect and treat a damaged or infected tooth early to prevent complications. Common signs that you may need a root canal treatment include:

  • Severe tooth pain, particularly while chewing or exerting pressure
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Discolouration or darkening of the tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
  • A recurring or persistent pimple on the gums

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we recommend scheduling a consultation at 57 Dental and Implant Centre. Our team will perform a comprehensive examination, which may include dental X-rays, to accurately diagnose the issue and develop a personalised treatment plan.

The Procedure

At 57 Dental and Implant Centre, the root canal treatment process typically involves the following steps:

  1. Local Anaesthesia: To ensure your comfort during the procedure, our dentist will administer local anaesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding area.
  2. Tooth Isolation: A rubber dam will be placed around the affected tooth to isolate it from saliva and bacteria, ensuring a clean and dry environment for the treatment.
  3. Accessing the Tooth: A small opening is made in the tooth’s crown to access the pulp chamber.
  4. Cleaning and Shaping: The infected pulp is removed, and the root canals are cleaned and shaped using specialised instruments.
  5. Disinfection: The tooth’s interior is flushed with a disinfecting solution to eliminate any remaining bacteria.
  6. Filling and Sealing: The cleaned and disinfected root canals are filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha and sealed with dental cement.
  7. Restoring the Tooth: Finally, a dental crown or filling is placed over the treated tooth to restore its function and appearance.

The entire root canal treatment process can usually be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the complexity of the case and the patient’s individual needs.

Post-Treatment Care

After your root canal treatment, it is essential to follow our dentist’s instructions for post-treatment care to ensure a successful outcome. Some tips for post-treatment care include:

  • Avoid chewing or biting on the treated tooth until it has been fully restored
  • Practise good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and using a mouth rinse
  • Attend regular dental checkups and cleanings
  • Protect your teeth from injury by wearing a mouthguard during sports

With proper care, a treated tooth can last a lifetime.

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment offers numerous benefits, such as:

  • Alleviating pain and discomfort caused by the infection
  • Saving the natural tooth, which helps maintain proper chewing function- Preserving the tooth’s natural appearance and structure
  • Protecting adjacent teeth from strain or excessive wear
  • Preventing the spread of infection to other areas of the mouth

Why Choose 57 Dental and Implant Centre for Your Root Canal Treatment?

At 57 Dental and Implant Centre, our primary goal is to provide exceptional dental care to our patients. Here’s why you should entrust your root canal treatment to our dedicated team:

  • Skilled Dental Professionals: Our team of dental professionals has extensive training and experience in performing root canal treatments, ensuring the best possible outcome for your oral health.
  • Advanced Technology: For the best and most precise root canal treatment possible, we use the most advanced technology and equipment.
  • Patient-Centred Care: We understand that each patient has unique needs and concerns. Our team is committed to providing personalised care and ensuring your comfort throughout the treatment process.
  • Comprehensive Dental Services: In addition to root canal treatment, we offer a wide range of dental services to address all your oral health needs.
  • Flexible Payment Options: At 57 Dental and Implant Centre, we strive to make dental care accessible and affordable. We offer flexible payment options and work with most insurance plans to help you receive the care you need.

If you believe you may need a root canal treatment or would like to learn more about the procedure, please contact us to schedule a consultation. At 57 Dental and Implant Centre, we are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.

Frequently Asked Questions​

With the use of local anaesthesia, the root canal treatment process is generally comfortable and relatively pain-free. In general, patients report that the procedure is no more uncomfortable than getting a dental filling.

The duration of the treatment depends on the complexity of the case and the patient’s individual needs. In most cases, root canal treatment can be completed in one or two appointments, each lasting about 1-2 hours.

Root canal treatment has a high success rate, with most treated teeth lasting as long as natural teeth when properly cared for.

While most teeth can be treated with root canal therapy, some cases may be too complex or have a poor prognosis. In these situations, our dentist will discuss alternative treatment options with you.