Root Canal Treatment in Beckenham, Kent
Root canal treatment is a specialist dental procedure to save a tooth that has been seriously affected by bacteria entering within the pulp and nerves of the tooth. By delicately removing the bacteria and cleaning out the root canals, treatment is highly effective and usually very successful.
Root canal treatment is required when a tooth has become infected through decay or severe fracture. The infection can spread through the soft tissue of the tooth and into the nerve canals which can cause extreme pain. If left untreated an abscess will eventually form and may lead to the affected tooth having to be removed.
The procedure is complex and usually involves a number of visits to Orchard House Dental Practice depending on the severity and anatomy of the tooth. After assessment, a local anaesthetic is administered before treatment is carried out to remove the bacteria and thoroughly clean out the root canals. The root canals are then sealed to prevent any further bacteria entering. After treatment, strong pain killers are recommended to help reduce the swelling and discomfort which may last for 24 hours.
The affected tooth is now likely to be weakened after root canal treatment and may require reconstruction. A new dental crown may well be advised which will help to protect the tooth as well as help bring back normal functionality.
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