Our specialised Endodontist will treat your tooth pain in a specialist manner and perform root canals where required.
An endodontist is a highly trained specialist that works specifically with dental pulp and tissues around the roots of the tooth. They will be able to do a diagnosis around tooth pain that pertains to conditions and infections around the roots of the teeth. One of the most common procedures to eradicate pain that stems from inflamed and infected roots is a root canal.
A root canal is a complicated, yet common, procedure where the endodontist will remove the infected pulp and nerves from the root of the tooth. They will then ensure it is sterile before reshaping the inside of the root canal, allowing them to fill it in and seal it off with a crown to protect it.
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Today’s technology together with the specialized skills of the Endodontist makes this procedure a lot less painful than what it sounds. They know exactly where and how to apply the local anaesthesia to ensure you don’t have pain during the procedure.
Doing a single root canal generally takes 30 minutes to an hour, but this depends on the tooth being treated and the amount of root canals that need to be performed.
The extremity of the decay around the tooth will determine whether the tooth can be saved. If it’s not yet badly decayed the Endodontist will be able to remove the decayed part and leave the original structure of the tooth in place, covering it up with a dental filling or crown.
Even if you are not experiencing immense pain, leaving the tooth untreated will lead to continued decay and eventual tooth loss. The decay might also spread to other teeth and can lead to bigger and more detrimental losses. It is therefore wise to treat it as soon as possible as this will also save money on future procedures.