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Root Canal in Reading

09-07-2021

Root canal treatments, which are also known as endodontic treatments, are conducted to eliminate infected pulp from the tooth. The nerve in the root of the tooth is also removed as it helps to protect the tooth from any other infections or contaminations in the future.
If you’re suffering from the infection, then in the initial days, you might not be able to feel it. But as soon as the infection grows or your tooth turns to a darker shade, it means that you require a root canal as soon as possible. It’s always best to contact The Gallery Dental in Reading asap!

What are the signs that you need a Root Canal Treatment?

While the symptoms of a root canal might differ from person to person, there are some common symptoms that you can look out for. If you are suffering from severe toothache and the pain intensifies while chewing or eating, then you might need to go for a checkup. Similarly, if you experience prolonged sensitivity in your teeth when consuming foods that are too hot or too cold, or have swelling and tenderness in your gums, then a root canal in Reading is recommended.

Is Root Canal Treatment painful?

One of the most common questions that most people ask if root canal treatments are painful so that they are mentally prepared before the procedure happens.
A root canal treatment might sound scary, especially from the experience of other people around you, but thanks to technology and medicines, it has become better with time. If you are not able to tolerate pain, then there’s no need to worry, as your dentist will use anesthesia before the treatment to numb out most of the pain. This way, you will be comfortable during the process and won’t be able to feel much.

What are the benefits of Root Canal Treatment?

If you have been suffering from root canal pain for a while now, then you must be aware of how irritating and annoying it can be. One of the biggest benefits of root canal treatment is that you won’t feel any swelling or pain in your mouth anymore and will be able to eat properly. Moreover, it will keep your tooth natural, and within a day or two of the treatment, the frequent toothaches will stop completely. Root canals last for about 10 to 15 years if you take proper care of them, so there’s no need to worry about getting frequent treatments done.

How are a “Root Canal” and a “Root Filling” different?

These words are often used the same way, but there is a slight difference between them. The nerve usually lives in the space inside the tooth called the root canal. The pain is caused by bacteria getting in here. The goal of root canal treatment is to get rid of the bacteria in this space.

>A root filling is a procedure that is done to then seal the space inside the tooth. After the area in the tooth has been cleaned and sanitised, a root-filling material is put in to completely seal the space. Bacteria can’t get back into the tooth because of this seal.

How many appointments are required for a root canal?

Here at The Gallery Dental in Reading, we will need to set up a time to talk with you first. This appointment is so that we can meet you and talk with you about your treatment. During this consultation appointment, we will also do a full evaluation of the tooth (or teeth, if there are more than one problem!) that your dentist has asked us to treat. At this evaluation, we want to find out why the tooth has become a problem or why root canal treatment has not worked in the past. We also check to make sure that the tooth doesn’t have any cracks or breaks that could let bacteria back into the tooth after it has been cleaned. Most root canal treatments fail because there is a crack or break in the root of the tooth. We will only recommend treatment if we think there is a good likelihood of success.

After you’ve been evaluated, we’ll send you a letter/e-mail telling you what we found at the consultation appointment and what treatment we recommend. Before treatment starts, there will be a clear estimate of how much it will cost.

Root Canal Treatments in Reading

Treatments usually take place at appointments at Gallery Dental Centre in Reading that usually last two hours. On the first visit, bacteria will be cleaned out of the tooth. On the second visit, the space in the tooth will be filled and a permanent filling will be put in the middle of the tooth. Between the two visits, we will put a paste that kills germs inside the tooth and a temporary filling in the hole we make in the middle of the tooth to access the nerve.

What if the nerve space in a tooth can’t be cleaned?

Occasionally, the nerve space in a tooth is totally blocked, or the space can’t be reached because of previous dental work. In these cases, it may be possible to use surgery to clean the end of the tooth by making a small cut in the gum above the root of the tooth and cleaning the tooth from the other end. If the tooth has more than one root, we may be able to take out part of the tooth and treat the rest of the tooth.

Why did my dentist recommend that I get a root canal?

It can be hard to find all the areas inside a tooth to clean it well, or a root filling may have been done before but not work. We can find out what’s wrong with your teeth by using digital imaging and three-dimensional x-rays to look at them in detail. If we use an operating microscope to clean inside a tooth, we can shine light on and enlarge the complex spaces inside the tooth. This gives us a much better chance of cleaning every space in the tooth. The Gallery Dental Centre in Reading, we do root fillings every day, we have been able to invest in state-of-the-art equipment to give the best prognosis for treatment, and the dentists who do root canal treatment at the practise have a lot of experience in this area.

Contact us for Root Canal in Reading
At The Gallery Dental Centre of Excellence, we have all the instruments and materials for a safe and comfortable Root Canal in Reading. Our highly skilled and experienced dentists will guide you throughout the dental treatment and also inform you of the dos and don’ts. In addition to the root canal in Reading, we also provide expert advice so that your treatment lasts for years.
Suffering from root canal pains? You can contact us now at www.gallery-dental.co.uk to book a consultation with one of our expert dentists.

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