Root canal dental procedure is a treatment used to remove the pulp and nerves of an extremely decayed or infected tooth. In most cases, people who require a root canal experience pain from the infection.
Depending on the severity of the symptoms experienced, you might need emergency root canal treatment. These symptoms that require immediate treatment include bleeding, extreme pain and damage to the tooth with an exposed nerve and pulp.
Steps involved for a root canal treatment
A regular dentist can carry out root canal therapy, but the procedure requires an endodontist in some cases. An endodontist is a dentist who specialises in diagnosing and treating medical conditions inside the tooth. If the procedure for your treatment is complicated, your dentist may refer you to an endodontist.
Although most people believe a root canal is painful, this is not always the case. The pain results from the infection, and most people experience immediate relief after the procedure.
The main steps involved in a root canal include:
Diagnosing the issue
Your dentist will take x-rays of your teeth and mouth to determine the cause of your problem and know if a root canal is necessary. During the appointment, the dentist will check if your tooth is damaged and the extent of the damage. The result of your x-rays and examinations will help the dentist know the right treatment to offer you.
Treating the infection
If you have a dental infection, your dentist will likely recommend a course of antibiotics to treat the infection and reduce inflammation before the root canal procedure. The endodontist or dentist will create a treatment plan, which may require several visits to the dental clinic.
Removing the nerve and pulp
The emergency root canal London aims to remove the decayed or infected nerve and pulp. This usually requires one session, but in some cases, more sessions are involved, depending on the comfort level and structure of the teeth. Your dentist may administer a topical anaesthetic or sedative for the procedure.
Sealing the tooth
The dentist will permanently seal the tooth after cleaning it out in some cases. If you do not get a permanent seal immediately after cleaning the tooth, the dentist will place a temporary seal until your next appointment.
Restoring the area
Depending on how the tooth looks, your dentist may recommend a dental restoration such as crowns to protect to help you bite normally and protect the tooth. The dentist will take your teeth impression to create your crown in the lab. This means you will need an additional appointment.
Preventing tooth decay is important, but in some cases, decay occurs despite brushing and flossing. If you experience intense tooth pain, ensure you visit your dentist as it may be a sign of a serious dental problem that requires root canal treatment.
If you need an emergency root canal treatment London, visit Emergency Dentist London now or call 020 7183 2793 to schedule an appointment with our dentist.