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Root Canal work; the simple facts by a London SE1 dentist

13 / 06 / 2010

A root canal is a very skilful procedure in dentistry, but thanks to modern day technology and training procedures it is now a routine procedure for most dental surgeons. A London SE1 dentist says that although it involves quite a lot of work, it is thankfully painless and usually quite affective. We have an inner chamber in our teeth, and through hairline cracks and gum infections bacteria gets into that inner chamber and breeds. The problems it causes are not only painful, but also ongoing. Your surgeon will deaden the tooth and then drill out all the inside of the tooth to get to the chamber itself, once there they will scrape out any obvious bacterial infection. The next stage involves an intense light that is shone on the area to kill off any bacteria still lurking. The hole is then coated with an anti-bacterial spray and filled with a special mix that will harden like your natural enamel. That usually cures the problem within, and then your dentist can look at ways to stop this happening to other teeth, this is usually just a simple matter of you changing your routine of oral hygiene procedures to ensure that you keep infections down to a minimum, the cracks will be covered by the inner filling. Root canal work can save a tooth that would otherwise be lost early; it is also cheaper to have this done than to lose the tooth and have it replaced with an artificial one.

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