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Dentist in London SE1 Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canal

18 / 12 / 2011

Root canal treatment, otherwise known as endodontics, is a procedure which cures bacterial infection in the root canal system at the centre of the tooth. At times, severe trauma to the teeth and gums cause harmful infections in the roots of your teeth. Tooth decay can also cause infection in the root or pulp of the tooth. After administering a local anaesthetic, your dentist drills into your aggravated tooth to extract the infected pulp from the pulp chamber. During the treatment the nerve will also be removed from the root canal by your dentist. This will allow your dentist to place a filling in the root canal and empty pulp chamber. The somewhat invasive procedure is necessary in order to preserve a seriously damaged tooth. A repaired tooth is better than no tooth! The corrective procedure will be complete after root canal treatment when your dentist places a crown over the filled tooth. A damaged or abscessed tooth can be extremely painful; this causes many patients to believe root canal treatment will be equally painful. But without treatment tooth infections can cause increasingly severe pain and further damage. The mild discomfort of root canal treatment is normally much more preferable. Root canal treatment is a frequently undertaken and well established procedure with minimal risk. To talk about any of your concerns surrounding root canal treatment you should contact your local London SE1 dentist.

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