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Root Canal Treatment in Wimbledon

Your teeth are priceless, save them before they get badly infected

Root canal treatment, also called endodontic therapy, is mainly used for repairing and saving a decayed or infected tooth. The nerve and the pulp are removed and the inside part of the tooth is sealed during the procedure. If you fail to perform the treatment on time, chances are the tissue that surrounds the tooth will get infected and thus, dental abscess might appear. Contact our dentist in Wimbledon and know if you need to go for the treatment.

Some indications of performing root canal treatment

  • Decayed tooth

  • Dead tooth

  • Painful tooth

  • Sudden pain exposing the pulp

  • Grossly attired tooth

  • Intentional root canal

Advantages of root canal therapy

  • If the tooth is deeply carious, the only treatment optionis to remove the tooth or perform root canal. However, this treatment is very conventional which allows you to save your natural tooth.

  • It prevents the loss of bone and maintains stability of your adjacent tooth.

  • The pain is usually related to the pulp tissue only and the treatment involves minimal pain.

  • You can save your natural tooth with this procedure and it is a cost-effective option.

FAQs on root canal therapy

Why do you need to perform root canal?

If the pulp gets infected or inflamed, it can lead to several problems such as deep decay, faulty crowns, chip or crack in the tooth and repeated oral procedures. Besides, sudden trauma to the tooth may cause damage to the pulp even if there aren’t cracks or chips on the tooth. If the inflammation is left untreated, it can cause severe pain or abscess.

What should you expect after root canal?

The tooth might become sensitive due to the inflammation of natural tissue for the first few days after completing the treatment. This mainly happens if there was infection or pain before the treatment, the discomfort or uneasiness can be controlled by taking over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen. Patients can usually resume their normal activities on the very next day.

The permanent placing will be in its place till the treatment gets completed. It is a good decision to minimize chewing for the time-being when the tooth is under repair. This will enable you to avoid recontamination of the interior of tooth and prevent a delicate tooth from breaking before the tooth can be restored fully.

It is important to brush, floss and use a mouthwash to maintain good oral health. Also, you need to visit a dentist for routine checkups once every six months.

How painful is the treatment?

Root canal procedures are usually painful. Most people say that the treatment itself is not that painful than placing a filling.

How expensive is the treatment?

Saving your tooth through root canal therapy is less costly than extracting and replacing it with either implant or implant. You may talk to our dental surgeon in Wimbledon, London and know about the cost associated for the treatment.

How successful have root canal treatment been?

Root canal has attained popularity among the patients with greater success rate. Many teeth that have been fixed with root canal are usually meant to last for a lifetime.

Looking to repair and save your infected teeth?

Consult with our dental surgeon and get the treatment done immediately!

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Wimbledon Dentist
020 8889 9326

33 Abbey parade, Wimbledon,
London Sw19 1DG