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Endodontics

Endodontics

Root Canal Treatment at Ep Dent

If you're experiencing tooth pain, you might need root canal treatment to save your tooth from extraction. While some dentists opt to remove a tooth with an infected root canal, our endodontic specialists are passionate about saving teeth. With years of education and experience, they can often save teeth that others would consider extracting.

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How is root canal performed?

During a root canal procedure, the dentist or endodontist will first numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. Then, they will create a small opening in the crown of the tooth to access the pulp chamber. Using small, specialized tools, they will remove the infected or damaged pulp tissue from the pulp chamber and root canals. The canals are then cleaned, shaped, and disinfected to remove any bacteria.

Initial Assessment

Once the canals are prepared, they are filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha to seal them off and prevent recontamination.

Treatment Planning

Finally, the opening in the tooth is sealed with a temporary or permanent filling. In some cases, a dental crown may be placed over the tooth to provide additional protection and support.

Placement

The entire procedure is typically completed in one or two visits, depending on the complexity of the case.

Why root canal instead of extraction?

Root canal treatment is often preferred over tooth extraction for several reasons:

  1. Preservation of the natural tooth: Root canal treatment allows you to keep your natural tooth, which is generally the best option for your oral health and overall well-being.

  2. Maintains functionality: Keeping your natural tooth helps maintain proper chewing and biting functions. It also helps preserve the alignment of surrounding teeth.

  3. Prevents bone loss: Extracting a tooth can lead to bone loss in the jaw, which can affect the stability of adjacent teeth and the overall facial structure.

  4. Avoids the need for replacement: Extracting a tooth requires a replacement, such as a dental implant, bridge, or partial denture, which can be more costly and invasive than root canal treatment.

  5. Less invasive: Root canal treatment is a relatively simple and minimally invasive procedure compared to tooth extraction, with a shorter recovery time.

  6. Cost-effective: In the long run, preserving your natural tooth with a root canal can be more cost-effective than extracting it and replacing it with a prosthesis.

  • Overall, root canal treatment is a conservative and effective way to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted.

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Questions & Answers

Frequently Ask Question

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure used to treat infected or damaged teeth. It involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from inside the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting the root canals, and then filling and sealing the tooth to prevent further infection.

Why might I need root canal treatment?

You may need root canal treatment if you have a tooth that is infected, damaged, or decayed to the point where the pulp inside the tooth is affected. Symptoms of a tooth needing root canal treatment include severe toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling, or a pimple on the gum near the tooth.

How is root canal treatment performed?

Root canal treatment is typically performed in several steps. First, the dentist will numb the area around the tooth with local anesthesia. Then, they will create a small opening in the tooth to access the pulp chamber and root canals. The infected or damaged pulp is removed, and the canals are cleaned and shaped. Finally, the canals are filled with a biocompatible material and sealed.

Is root canal treatment painful?

With modern techniques and anesthesia, root canal treatment is typically no more painful than getting a dental filling. In fact, root canal treatment is often performed to relieve the pain caused by an infected tooth.

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2024-03-01
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Kornél Kupi
2024-02-13
Very professional treatment with very nice crew. Never had to worry about anything. 5 star service. Very happy with the result👍
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Annamaria Toth
2023-10-25
The best dental surgery in town. They’d transformed my smile and been looking after my dental health for a couple of years. Everyone is lovely and helpful, particularly Erika, Diana and Kata!
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2023-03-06
My favourite place so far when it comes to my theeth! The team is so lovely and professional at the same time! Kata made my tooth white shiny and beautiful, and Orsi built my dream smile! Thank You for everything guys, i will never go to any other places in the future! xxxxx
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2022-06-30
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