Root Canal Treatment | Milton Keynes
Root canal treatment is also called Endodontics and is needed when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or damaged by an injury to your mouth. Infection can spread through the root canal system, which can eventually lead to abscesses which can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. If the root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need a tooth extracted.
Treatment may be also necessary prior to dental crowns. Endodontics involve the removal of the pulp tissue of a tooth when it becomes inflamed or infected.
Debris within the canals are removed and the canals are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to being filled and sealed with a root filling. The tooth is then restored back to its normal shape with permanent composite fillings or dental crowns.
Root Canal Treatment | Frequently Asked Questions
Can I eat after root canal?
Don't eat anything until the numbness wears off. Your tooth may continue to feel sdifferent from your other teeth for some time after your root canal treatment has been completed. If you have severe pain or pressure that lasts more than a few days, contact the dentist.
How long does it take to recover from root canal?
Usually very quickly a week or so at most. People tend to assume that a recently-treated tooth is going to take weeks or months to heal. Most people don't feel pain or notice any difference in how they feel 48 to 72 hours later, though sometimes it may take longer.
What does it feel like to have root canal treatment?
The root canal procedure itself is normally painless. A local aesthetic numbs the tooth and the surrounding area.