Root canal treatments

If you need ‘root canal treatment’ then Stock Hill Dental Care is dedicated to helping you remove the stigma attached to the name.

Root canal treatment is actually the solution, not the issue and will often solve the problems associated with agonising toothache or facial swelling. It is certainly not a frightening or painful procedure but rather the solution to getting a pain free tooth and a restful night sleep!

Treatment process

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Root treatment can take two or three sessions, where you will be numbed. Once you are numb, you should not feel any pain during the procedure. The treatment can be long, so feel free to bring some headphones and music with you. Otherwise we may be able to provide you with some high quality headphones to wear over your ear sand a range of music genres to fix your mood! After the first session, the pain should be significantly reduced, as the infection will be drained. In the second and possibly third session, we will seal the tooth while you relax we often have people fall asleep during treatment!

Questions & Answers

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What are the common causes that can lead to root canal treatment?

If your tooth has been knocked, heavily filled, cracked or decayed this may lead to pain, infection or darkening of your tooth. If any of these symptoms occur then there is a possibility that your tooth requires root canal treatment. Also known as endodontic treatment or root canal therapy.

What is the procedure for root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment at the practice is a virtually pain free way to eliminate the often agonising pain an infected or highly inflamed tooth may have and helps to prevent worsening pain or infection. It is a highly skilled area of dentistry and can involve several visits. As shown below on the video it involves removing and cleaning away the infection inside the nerve of your tooth. On completion of your root canal treatment a biologically compatible rubber material is sealed inside the nerve to prevent infection re-entering. A filling or post, core and a crown is then bonded onto your tooth to strengthen it.

What is the success rates of root canal treatment?

Around 85% of root canal treatments are successful. At Stock Hill Dental we use a state-of-the-art electronic cleaning and measuring devices we have invested in the latest in root canal preparation Wave One and Protaper. This high-tech device often helps your root canal treatment to be much more comfortable, predictable, safer and faster.

What are the alternatives to root canal treatment?

You may be able to delay treatment or have an extraction. Often it is better to save your tooth with root canal treatment particularly if you dont want to have a gap that could lead to various problems. Although it is often better to keep your natural tooth, Implants, Bridges or dentures are alternatives if you still prefer to have your tooth extracted and the missing tooth replaced.

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