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Having Root Canal Treatment in London SE1

25 / 04 / 2011

If during your average day in London’s SE1, you’ve started to noticed that a tooth has become sensitive to temperature change, it hurts when you bite down on it, it’s become discoloured and/or the gums have become inflamed around it, chances are you may be suffering from a little tooth decay. Now, tooth decay can lead to some very serious issues in the mouth if left unchecked- worse case scenario is an abscess that in some cases can be life threatening, or complete tooth loss and a very unhealthy mouth, but if it is nipped in the bud when detected, the tooth can be saved. Decay affects the pulp in the tooth and spreads into the roots and this will require root canal treatment. Now there are many horror stories surrounding this procedure, from torturous life-long pain, to total decapitation! In reality, the treatment is no more worse than a simple filling- thanks many to modern dental techniques and can be done using a simple, local anaesthetic, though it’s not pretty reading: essentially, the decayed pulp has to be cleared out of the tooth and then the roots removed from inside the tooth, either by drilling or laser treatment. Once done, the tooth can be filled or have a crown fitted. It won’t save the tooth indefinitely, but will prolong its life for up to a further 15 years, if looked after and reduce the chances of further infection throughout the mouth.

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