Root canal treatment

If you need root canal treatment then Dream Smile is dedicated to helping you.

Mention the name ‘root canal treatment’ and many people shudder just hearing about it! Well sit back and relax… it’s actually the solution, not the issue and will often solve the problems associated with agonising toothache or facial swelling.

At Dream Smile, root can treatment can solve your tooth ache. It is certainly not a frightening or painful procedure but rather the solution to getting a pain free tooth and a restful night’s sleep!

Questions & Answers

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What are the common causes that can lead to root canal treatment?

If your tooth has been knocked, heavily filled, cracked or decayed this may lead to pain, infection or darkening of  your tooth. If any of these symptoms occur then there is a possibility that your tooth requires root canal treatment. Also known as endodontic treatment or root canal therapy.

What is the procedure for root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment at Dream Smile is a virtually pain free way to eliminate the often agonising pain an infected or highly inflamed tooth may have and helps to prevent worsening pain or infection. It  is a highly skilled area of dentistry and usually involves several visits. As shown below on the video it involves removing and  cleaning away the infection inside the nerve of your tooth. On completion of your root canal treatment a biologically compatible rubber material is sealed  inside the nerve to prevent infection re-entering. A white filling or  post, core and  strong porcelain crown is then bonded onto your tooth to strengthen it.

What is the success rates of root canal treatment?

Around 85% of root canal treatments are successful. At Dream Smile we use a state-of-the-art electronic cleaning and measuring devices we have invested in the latest in root canal preparation Wave One. This high-tech device often helps your root canal treatment to be much more comfortable, predictable, safer and faster.

What are the alternatives to root canal treatment?

You may be able to delay treatment or have an extraction. Often it is better to save your tooth with root canal treatment particularly if you don’t want to have a gap that could lead to various problems. Although it is often better to keep your natural tooth, Implants , Bridges or dentures are alternatives if you still prefer to have your tooth extracted.