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Root Canal Treatment Birmingham

Root canal treatment otherwise known as endodontics involves the removal of the pulp tissues that have become infected. Root canal treatment saves teeth that would otherwise have been extracted.

At Manor House Dental, we provide advanced root canal treatment Birmingham services to patients in need of dental care. Our team of experienced dentists and hygienists provides high-quality root canal treatment Birmingham services to patients in a safe and comfortable environment with exceptional dental care. We are committed to providing root canal treatment solutions that address your needs, giving you the optimum smile you’ve always wanted! Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your root canal treatment procedure!

What Causes Tooth Pain?

Tooth decay is one of the most common causes of toothaches. Left untreated, an abscess can develop. This is an infection in the gum or the interior of your tooth. Immediately go to the dentist if you think you have a dental abscess. In rare cases, the infection may spread to your brain and be life-threatening. A toothache can also be caused by an impacted tooth. This occurs when one of your teeth becomes wedged in the jawbone or gums. Consequently, it cannot expand any further, and cannot grow any bigger.

If you’re suffering from tooth pain, it’s important to get in touch with our dentist right away. Not only will we be able to identify the cause of your discomfort, but we can also help you determine whether or not you need to have a root canal treatment performed at Manor House Dental.

Why is a root canal needed?

If the pulp becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root canal
system of the tooth. This may eventually lead to an abscess. If root canal
treatment is not carried out, the infection will spread and the tooth may
need to be taken out.

People could need a root canal for the following reasons:

  • Deep tooth decay
  • Extensive restoration
  • Leaky fillings
  • Damage to teeth
  • Cracked or damaged tooth
  • Leaky old crowns
  • Leaky old crowns
  • Severe gum disease

Signs you may need root canal treatment

  • Pain and prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness of the overlying gums or a bad taste in the mouth

On the other hand, there may be no symptoms at all. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can eventually cause pain, swelling and loss of the supporting bone.

Root Canal Treatment Procedure Birmingham

While the root canal process is quite simple, it does require a few steps:

  1. Our dentist will administer a local anaesthetic to reduce the pain you’ll feel during the procedure.
  2. When you go to have this procedure done, the dental hygienist will brush around your tooth and drill a small hole in the side of it.
  3. The dentist will clean the inside of your teeth up to four times with a rinsing solution. Sometimes they apply a numbing agent to the outside of your teeth to remove an infection.
  4. To make sure the root has been properly cleaned, our dentist will take x-rays.
  5. If you return for the root canal or the dental crown, the tooth may be temporarily sealed.
  6. If our dentist can complete the root canal treatment in one visit, a more permanent solution will be offered.

Preventing Further Damage To Your Teeth

When a cavity forms, a dentist can fill it with a filling to prevent further damage. Use fluoride toothpaste to protect your teeth from decay. So long as you regularly clean your teeth, you should be able to avoid the need for a root canal procedure. Not consuming too much sugary food and quitting smoking if you smoke can help prevent further damage to your teeth.

 

Root Canal Therapy FAQ

 

How Long Does Root Canal Treatment Take?

A root canal usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes to complete, but complicated cases may take up to 90 minutes. Most root canals require two appointments. You may have to wait longer if you require treatment such as bridges or crowns. Please contact us today to find out if you are eligible or need assistance.

 

How Long Do The Restored Teeth Last After Treatment?

After your root canal treatment, you should practice excellent oral hygiene to protect your tooth for the rest of your life. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss, reduce your sugar intake, and drink plenty of water. In addition, make a habit of visiting our dentist regularly to ensure the health of your restored teeth.

 

Does Root Canal Treatment Hurt? 

During the procedure, the dentist numbs the area surrounding the tooth and causes no pain at all. Even after a root canal, some discomfort may persist for a few days afterwards. Our dentists do their best to minimise any pain and discomfort during the procedure. We are here for you when you need urgent care no matter what time of day or day of the week it is.

 

Can All Teeth Be Treated With A Root Canal?

Although it’s possible to save most teeth with a root canal, sometimes a tooth can’t be saved even if it receives root canal treatment. For example, if the root canals can’t be accessed, the root is severely damaged beyond repair, or there isn’t enough bone to support the tooth. Because of recent advances in the field of endodontics, some teeth that would have otherwise been lost can now be saved. If the endodontic treatment is unsuccessful, surgery may be used to save the tooth.

 

What Causes A Treated Tooth To Require Additional Treatment?

In some cases, a root canal may be inadequate due to new trauma, decay, or a loose, cracked, or broken filling that causes a new infection or inflammation. During surgery, the dentist may discover additional narrow or curved canals that weren’t initially detected.

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