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Root Canal treatment is not complicated says a dentist from SE1 in London

12 / 02 / 2010

A dentist in SE1 in London has spoken out about Root Canal treatment in order to dispel some myths about it. It may sound like a torture from the Spanish Inquisition, but it is in fact a painless and effective way of curing and preventing diseases of the teeth. The problem with bacteria is that it is small enough to penetrate to the root of the tooth, not even the most effective antibiotics are good enough to kill it off entirely. Root Canal work involves drilling deep down into the cavity of the tooth, and then scraping out the bad bacteria. This is usually the cause of a constant and reoccurring infection of the gums and teeth. The gap that is left is then filled with an anti bacterial material and the tooth is capped to seal it in. The end result is a clean and healthy tooth that has been saved to serve the patient for many years to come. It is more expensive that extracting the tooth, which will usually be quite a healthy one apart from the bacteria problem. The dentist will feel better as well as the patient for having saved the tooth, after all the job of the dentist is to give our teeth the best fighting chance of surviving well into our sixties. It is considered to be preventative dentistry as opposed to just dental repair and general maintenance. Infections caused by bacteria are the most common reason for premature tooth loss, and preventative procedures such as a Root Canal are preferred by the dentistry profession. The procedure is painless and any swelling is usually gone in a few days, and the patient will be back to normal with no further problem from infections in the future.

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