Your teeth should look flawless and be healthy at the same time.
What is an endodontic treatment?
- The healthy tooth is comprised of several layers: the hard enamel, then a dentine layer, and a soft tissue called dental pulp situated inside the tooth. When dentists observe that the dental pulp is affected, they remove the infected tissue (the nerve) through an endodontic (root canal) treatment.
- The purpose of endodontics is to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible and that is exactly why our dentists only choose an extraction as the last option.
What are the advantages of an endodontic treatment?
- The loss of one tooth is often followed by the loss of other teeth too. That is why it is essential to preserve your natural teeth and avoid any possible migration of teeth, thus eliminating the need for dental bridges or implants.
- Although an endodontic (root canal) treatment is more expensive than an extraction, it is much more cost effective and beneficial for your dental health in the medium and long run. A root canal treatment basically eliminates the need for complex dental treatments such as dental implants.
What should I know about endodontic treatments?
- The endodontic (root canal) treatment takes place in several dentist visits, the first stage being the actual diagnosis. An endodontic (canal) treatment lasts between 1 and 3 hours and is completed between 1 and 3 sessions, depending on the patient’s needs.
- During the stages of treatment, the dentist may perform dental X-rays to ensure it is executed flawlessly. The radiation dose to which the patient is exposed is extremely low due to the modern digital radiology equipment available in our clinic.
Is the endodontic (root canal) treatment painful?
- The root canal treatment is always done under local anesthesia and is painfree. Rest assured that our dental team makes sure that you feel completely comfortable during treatment.
- In some cases where the dentist has treated an infection, you may experience some moderate pain after treatment. In these cases, our doctors will prescribe a mild analgesic to eliminate any discomfort.
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- Has it been more than 6 months since your last dental checkup? Book an appointment through our online form to get your dental health assessed by our dentists. Our team is ready to detect and solve your dental problems early. Left untreated, dental problems come with high costs in the future!