How does it feel to have a root canal treatment?
Do you have a tooth that’s causing you unbearable pain? You may need to consider getting a root canal treatment. Having one can be intimidating, and you’re not alone if feeling anxious about the process is something you experience. We want to break down what happens during the procedure and how it feels so that you can make an informed decision as to whether this is the right course of action for your oral health. As specialists in dental root canals, we understand how important comfort is when undergoing any kind of dental treatment. That’s why we strive to provide compassionate guidance throughout every step of your journey with us – from initial consultation up until after-care instructions are given at home following the successful completion of the procedure itself. Read more here
Saving your tooth
At Endo Elements, our Specialist dentists are devoted to providing a particular service to save your natural teeth.
We understand that time is of the essence to our patients, which is why we make sure to complete the procedure as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality.
Our goal is also to make the experience as gentle and precise as possible. So, don’t be afraid to ask questions like, “How long will the procedure take?” or “Can you explain the steps involved in a root canal treatment?” Remember, the more you know, the more comfortable you will feel during the process.
What Happens during the procedure?
It’s important to understand what actually happens during the procedure. First, we use a rubber dam to isolate the tooth and keep it dry. A rubber dam is a small sheet of latex that is placed over the tooth during the root canal treatment. The dam provides a sterile environment and prevents saliva and bacteria from entering the tooth. Additionally, it protects your mouth from any chemicals used during the treatment process.
The rubber dam is fixed in place using small clamps and is held by a frame that sits on the patient’s mouth. This innovative technique helps minimise the risk of infection and makes the process more efficient and comfortable. Once the rubber dam is placed, we can proceed to remove the infected pulp from the tooth looking through highly specialised microscope. The tooth is then cleaned and filled with a special material to prevent further infections from occurring.
Finally, a crown or cap is placed on the tooth to provide an extra layer of protection and ensure its longevity. If your dentist has referred you, we then refer you back to your dentist to perform this task.