Root canal therapy is necessary when the soft tissues inside a tooth become infected. Tooth decay, a faulty crown, repeated procedures on a tooth, or traumatic injury may bring about the need for a root canal treatment.
All dentists are trained to carry out root canal treatments. However, if your case is particularly complex, you may need to see an endodontic specialist. At Banning Dental Practice root canals are performed by specialists who have received extensive training in this particular field of dentistry.
During root canal treatment the infected pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected. It is then filled and sealed with a rubbery material called gutta-percha. The tooth is repaired with a filling or crown, restoring its look and function.
The Banning Dental Practice uses an innovative device called The Wand® to numb the treatment area, ensuring you are comfortable during the procedure.
You may experience mild discomfort when the anaesthetic wears off. You can manage any discomfort with over-the-counter pain medicine as needed.
Root canal treatment provides immediate relief from any pre-procedure discomfort.
Treatment time depends on the complexity of your case, as well as the position and structure of the tooth involved. We estimate your visit will take 1-2 hours. The treatment can often be completed in one visit, but in some cases, a follow-up may be required.
The dental microscope enables us to see significantly more detail, such as internal cracks in a tooth and accessory canals. The high magnification significantly increases the chances of successful root canals and re-root canals.
At Banning Dental Practice, we have an endodontic specialist on our team and we always use a dental microscope to carry out your root canal treatment. This combination is by far the most effective way of providing you with the very best care and optimal results.
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