Root canal treatment is needed when the dental pulp inside of your tooth becomes inflammed or infected. This is often caused by tooth decay and is unlikely to go away on its own.
This infection is likely to spread to your other teeth and gums if left untreated, so it is of upmost importance to receive root canal treatment before more damage is caused.
During Root Canal Treatment (otherwise known as Endodontic Treatment) the inflamed or infected pulp in your tooth is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully, and very gently, cleaned and disinfected. The root of your tooth is then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, your tooth will restored with a crown or filling for protection.
At The Smile Clinic our approach is simple, we believe in offering the best in personalised dental care and state of the art technologies set in the comfort of a relaxed and safe environment. This means we believe in ensuring each of our valued patients feel fully comfortable and confident in every step of their treatment.
Taking the time to understand your concerns as well as your aspirations for your new smile, our highly experienced team will clearly explain how dental treatment could change your life and help you smile with confidence. Whilst answering any questions or queries you may have, our aim is to help you find the right treatment for you, based on your budget and individual requirements.
Although root canal treatment is carried out by many general dentists, there may be situations where a more predictable result may be achieved by a dental specialist, who has training to a higher level, more experience and equipment that general dentists may not use.
The complexity of endodontic treatment can range from those cases that are completely straightforward to those that will challenge the specialist, especially in re-treatment cases. It is not always easy to predict which category a particular case may fall into. Similarly diagnosis and case assessment may also be difficult.
At the Smile Clinic we use a microscope and have the advantage of having a CT scanner on site, equipment that many general dentists do not have at regular dental practices and is an essential process as part of root canal treatment at our dental practice.
Meet our Endodontist Dr Priti Patel