At SmileWorks Dental Doreen, we understand that your smile means more than just a set of teeth – it’s an expression of you.
The experienced team of dentists, oral health therapists and hygienists practising at SmileWorks Dental Doreen are here to ensure your comfort and deliver effective root canal therapy. With our state-of-the-art facilities and compassionate approach, we provide top-quality root canal therapy that aims to preserve your natural tooth, alleviate pain, and restore your oral health.
Discover the benefits of choosing SmileWorks Dental Doreen for your root canal treatment needs.
Root Canal Treatment
Undergoing Root Canal Treatment at SmileWorks Dental Doreen not only brings an end to pain but also preserves your natural tooth structure, maintaining your oral health and giving you back the full function of your tooth. With our dedicated team, you can expect the following:
Symptoms such as severe toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, a dark discolouration of the tooth, swelling and tenderness in the surrounding gums, or a persistent or recurring pimple on the gums can indicate the need for a root canal treatment.
By providing exemplary care to patients, dentists can create a treatment plan that includes simulated root canals and complete canals and other restorative procedures such as tooth pain relief, wisdom tooth extractions, and the identification and treatment of the canal orifice.
A typical root canal treatment can take between one and two visits, taking roughly 90 minutes to two hours each.
During the given time frame, the dentist will remove the infected or damaged pulp, clean the canal, and shape it for filling. Depending on the circumstances, the tooth may then be temporarily filled or left to drain.
On the second visit, the dentist will fill and seal the canals and permanently fill the tooth. To ensure the best results, the dentist may employ various root canal preparations designed to help with the entire treatment at SmileWorks Dental Doreen.
Natural teeth are also maintained with the help of these systems, making the root canal treatment a much less invasive surgical procedure.
It is possible for a tooth that has undergone a root canal treatment to become still decayed if not adequately cared for. Root canal treatments remove the tooth’s inner pulp, thus preventing the need for extraction and allowing the tooth to remain in the mouth.
However, the outer part of the tooth remains vulnerable to decay, so it is essential to practice good oral hygiene to ensure the longevity of the tooth. Furthermore, dentist may recommend placing a crown after a root canal treatment to provide additional strength and protection to the tooth.
The advances in modern dentistry, such as cosmetic dentistry and 3D-printed root canals, have made root canal treatments more efficient and effective. Thus, with proper care and attention, a tooth with a root canal treatment can remain healthy and decay-free.
After a root canal treatment, engaging in a specific aftercare process is recommended to promote successful healing. This involves brushing and flossing the area regularly to keep it clean and avoiding chewing or biting with the treated tooth to prevent it from breaking.
Over-the-counter pain relievers can alleviate any tenderness or discomfort in the area, and a permanent filling or crown may be needed to restore the tooth to full function. Modern tooth replacement treatments, such as artificial root canals and tooth bridges, can be used in broken teeth or dental emergencies to prevent further damage or discomfort of tooth decay.
Advanced dentistry and emergency care from a qualified emergency dentist can help ensure a successful root canal treatment outcome.
In lieu of a root canal treatment, tooth extraction and replacement procedures may be considered if the tooth is severely damaged. With cutting-edge dentistry and the option of sleep dentistry, patients can choose pain-free dentistry services. There are many alternatives to root canal treatment, including:
With high-quality ceramic crowns, dental implant restoration, and laser dentistry, they can enjoy a pain-free, beautiful smile with the latest modern dentistry.
A root canal treatment and a tooth extraction are distinct procedures that address different dental issues.
Dental patients need to be aware of the entire root canal treatment and tooth extraction process. This knowledge can help ensure they receive the best care possible.