Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics) in Surbiton
One of our aim at Confidental Clinic Surbiton is to provide you with regular Check up appointment to minimise the need of extensive treatment. Looked after well our teeth can last a lifetime. Sadly sometimes, damage occurs to a tooth that causes the nerves inside to become inflamed or infected.
The symptoms you may experienced could vary from sensitivity to hot and cold, sharp pain when biting to constant severe pain and swelling of the gum. If any of these occurs, contact us to book an appointment for further advice.
Root canal treatment is needed when the nerve (commonly called the pulp) inside the roots of the teeth have become inflamed and infected. The root canal treatment involves removing the dying pulp tissue and cleaning and disinfecting the root canal system.
Delaying root canal treatment carries the risk of the infection spreading and causing severe pain and possible abscess. An abscess will cause swelling and damage to the tissues around the tooth. This may lead to the tooth having to be extracted. You can have the root canal carried out by any of our experienced team or even seen one of Confidental Clinic’s Specialist Endodontists.
Before having root canal treatment, you will be given a local anaesthetic. The procedure is painless and no more unpleasant than having a filling done. Root canal treatment is usually carried out over several visits. An opening is made in the infected tooth and endodontic files are used to remove infected tissue and clean the canals. Depending on the degree of infection, the process of cleaning the canals could take more than one visit. The dentist will only finalise the root canal treatment when there is no sign of infection left.
When all sign of infection is gone, the dentist will start with the second part of the treatment. Using different size of endodontic files, he or she will shape the empty canal. The canal is then filled with a root canal filling material called Gutta Percha in conjunction with a cement sealer.
Your dentist will restore the tooth by placing a filling on top of the root canal treatment. However, if too much tooth tissue has been lost during treatment, your dentist might advise you to have an inlay, onlay or a crown placed on the tooth for more secure protection.
Our team regularly keep themselves up to date with all the best root canal techniques and have the very latest equipment in order to make sure your treatment proceeds as effectively as possible. If you feel you need any root canal work done, please feel free to contact us and arrange a consultation with your dentist who will be happy to answer any questions you might have.