Endodontics – Root Canal Treatment.
“The team at Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care were amazing. I have an extreme fear of the dentist and the whole team were very kind and accommodating, making sure I knew exactly what needed to be done.
When it came to having my root canal treatment they managed to calm my nerves and talked me through every step. Dr Chandegra was brilliant.”
Our endodontic service is perfect for those GDPs who do not have the time or the inclination to carry out this intricate treatment themselves, as well as for the more complex cases which need specialist attention.
Endodontics, commonly known as root canal treatment, is a form of therapy in which an infected tooth is treated. It may be recommended if the pulp section (the chamber containing living tissue) is infected. Opting not to have treatment can lead to the infection spreading to the gums and surrounding bone tissue, with tooth extraction being a distinct possibility. There is also the threat of an abscess forming and this can be very painful. Root canal treatment can save the tooth and stop further spread of infection.
What is Root Canal Treatment?
This treatment is required when the part of the tooth containing the blood vessels and nerves becomes infected due to damage or decay. Treatment involves removing the decayed tissue to prevent further spread of infection via the root canals. If the treatment is not performed the infection can spread to the gums and bone tissue that support the gums, causing abscesses, pain and eventual tooth loss.
A root canal is carried out under local anaesthetic to prevent any pain. The aim of the treatment is to remove all of the decayed tissue from the tooth, after which the root canals are cleaned and sealed using dental material.
The treatment is normally done during two sessions. The first session is where the decayed tissue is removed, any abscesses are drained and the tooth is cleaned and a temporary filling applied while the tooth is left to heal.
The second session is where the dentist will make sure that the tooth is completely free of decayed tissue. The permanent filling can then be fitted. We use the latest techniques to produce natural results. In the past, the filling darkened the colour of the tooth, but with modern methods and materials this is no longer a worry. If you have any concerns about discolouration, we offer a range of treatments to restore natural whiteness to the tooth.
What if I don’t have Treatment?
If you don’t have treatment the only alternative is likely to be having the tooth taken out. Without treatment the infection will spread and there is a risk of damage to the gums and abscesses. We always try our best to preserve natural teeth.
Our expert team
Our clinicians, with special interests and our dental specialists have undertaken various post–graduate qualifications to compliment their chosen areas of expertise and are formerly recognized for their knowledge and experience in their chosen field.
Go to the team page and get to know your clinician and find out more about their additional studies for their chosen dental field and how they can help you achieve your desired smile.
For more information on endodontics in Reading, Contact Us today. Our caring staff will book an appointment for you to meet with one of our highly qualified dentists who will be able to help. You can also find out more about our Specialist Team or Cosmetic Dentistry by following the links.