Some patients are uncomfortable even hearing the term ‘root canal’, yet the fact is that root canal therapy is arguably one of the more misunderstood dental treatments. This therapy is highly effective at saving teeth which have developed an infection in their blood or nerve supplies.
The infection develops within the internal structure of the tooth and its root. The infection is treated by removing the diseased tissue inside the root canal structure of the tooth, then filling and sealing the tooth.
Prevent tooth loss
If the infection is not treated it will continue to worsen ultimately leading to the development of an abscess and potentially the loss of the tooth. Additionally, the infection may spread to the tissue around the tooth, leading to damaged gums and a high likelihood of developing oral abscesses.
Restore healthy function
Root canal therapy can treat the infection, relieve the patient’s pain and restore the tooth to its natural function.
Relief from pain
One of the primary concerns that some patients have is that they are worried about the procedure being painful. The truth is that, done correctly, root canal therapy can be performed comfortably. Given that deeply infected teeth can be intensely painful themselves, all that is required to resolve it is a straightforward and relatively comfortable treatment. Root canal therapy also usually requires only one visit to the dentist to be successful.
Whatever treatment you choose with us at our dental practice in Swindon, you can be assured of the same excellent standard of patient care. We will walk you through every stage of your treatment, looking after you all the way. Book an appointment today.
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