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Root Canal Leicester

Decayed Tooth Treatment

Looking for Root Canal treatment in Leicester? Thurmaston Dental can help. Up and down the UK a lot of people have and will experience tooth decay, and here at Thurmaston Dental, we offer decayed tooth treatments in the process of a root canal. Tooth decay is a process where the hard outer layer of your tooth becomes damaged. The cause of this is when plaque (sticky bacteria) constantly forms on your teeth; this can be from eating and drinking sugar produce. This plaque then forms cavities which can cause a lot of oral health problems.

If you have suffered tooth decay then it can infect the pulp which is the soft tissue inside of the root canal, some people call it ‘the root’. Tooth decay will cause an inflammation and this infection. If it goes untreated, it will become very painful and may result in an abscess. To save your natural teeth a root canal can be performed instead of removing your tooth entirely.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a procedure when a tooth or multiple teeth are damaged by tooth decay, causing the pulp to be infected. If you do have tooth decay, some symptoms include getting toothaches regularly, having highly sensitive teeth, mild or sharp pain when eating, holes in your teeth or brown/black staining on the surface of the tooth. A root canal can be performed under local anaesthetic so you will not feel anything. The process of a root canal is to remove the infected pulp, clean and shape the inside of your tooth and then fill and seal your tooth. Get your root canal treatment in Leicester from Thurmaston Dental for a pain-free experience.

Step-by-step process

The step-by-step process of getting a root canal done is quite simple but it will usually take two or three visits to the dentist.

• You will be injected with a local anaesthetic before the procedure starts. The decayed tooth will then be drilled into to remove the decay on the tooth and remove the infected pulp inside your tooth and in the ‘roots’.

• Once the infected pulp is removed, it is time to clean the tooth. An antiseptic can be injected to kill any remaining bacteria.

• You will now have an immaculate but quite an empty looking tooth. The root canal and pulp chamber are then filled with permanent filling material thus replacing the decayed pulp.

• Once your tooth has been filled and dried, the next step is to place a filling and crown on your tooth. This is put in place to protect your tooth and maintain the structure.

Endodontic Treatment Leicestershire

Endodontic treatment (inside tooth treatment) is always better than an extraction of a tooth. Our root canal treatment success rate in Leicester is very high here at Thurmaston Dental; however, if the infection does come back the treatment can be repeated. Infections will only come back if your tooth isn’t looked after properly.

Here at Thurmaston Dental in Leicester, we understand the people can get worried when undergoing treatment, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any other questions regarding our root canals procedure in Leicester. We also offer Broken Teeth Treatments.

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