Root Canal Treatment Leeds

Alleviates pain, preserves the tooth's structure, and prevents the spread of infection to surrounding tissues.

ROOT CANAL

Why Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?

The aim of root canal treatment is to relieve discomfort and save your tooth rather than remove it.

Over the course of two visits, your dentist will remove any decayed tooth tissue and clean the root canals to remove the bacterial infection and place a temporary filling. This will then be left to settle. When you return for your second visit, your dentist will fill the root canals using find rubber-like points that seal the area and prevent further infections.

ENDODONTICS WITH DR. LUCY

If Your Teeth Are Nervous, Let Us Cheer Them Up

Dr Lucy qualified from Newcastle dental school in 2014 and had a further training year in London, before moving to North Yorkshire. Lucy found that her passion within dentistry was endodontics (root canal treatment) and so pursued further training and graduated with a masters degree in Endodontics in 2019.

This higher level training allows referrals from colleagues to treat more complex cases. Most importantly, it has helped to save lots of patient’s teeth which is the most rewarding part of her career.

TREATMENTS PROCESS

What Should I Expect During Root Canal Treatment?

Contrary to belief, the procedure is not painful though the appointments are long in length. You will be given a local anaesthetic – just in case – and a rubber dam will be placed around the tooth. The rubber dam may feel strange at first, but most patients find this comfortable as it prevents any water spray from going into the mouth.

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

How Long is a Root Canal Treatment Effective For?

Most dentists will agree that root canal treatments are 95 percent effective. So, why is this procedure not completely efficient? Well, this would be due to the fact that some teeth can have a number of canals running to and from the teeth. As such, it can sometimes be tricky to remove all of the infected tissue. Therefore, there is a chance for the infection to make a reappearance. A greater number of canals can also make it difficult for your dentist to seal up all of the entry points into the tooth. Once again, this leaves room for infection to start up in the tooth again. The good news, though, is that if your dentist is careful about cleaning and sealing up the root canals, then this is unlikely to take place. Another benefit of a root canal treatment is that it doesn’t just have a high rate of success, it also helps the treated tooth to last longer. Now, without this procedure, there is a good chance that you will lose the tooth. However, if it is performed properly then it is possible for your tooth to actually last you a lifetime!

RESULTS

Before & Afters

COSMETIC BONDING

Is Any Follow-Up Treatment Needed?

Occasionally it is advisable to have a crown placed on the affected tooth once healing has occurred. The loss of pulp tissue and accessing the roots can weaken the tooth structure, so it is often best to place a crown as a preventative measure.

Your dentist will discuss all of the treatment options available as part of your initial consultation to have no unexpected costly treatments.

FAQs

Root Canal FAQs

oot canal procedures have the reputation of being painful but it is not true. Since patients are given anaesthesia, root canal treatment in Turkey isn’t more painful than a regular dental procedure. However, root canal therapy may cause patients to feel a bit sore or numb and experience mild discomfort for a few days after the procedure.

Yes. However, as a dead tooth is more brittle, it may be necessary to restore the tooth with a crown to provide extra support and strength to the tooth.

Unless told otherwise by your dentist or endodontist, brush and floss your teeth as you regularly do after a root canal treatment.

It is important for patients not to eat anything until the numbness wears off, as you could accidentally bite your tongue or tissues or cause additional damage to your teeth. After the numbness is gone; you can eat softer food that does not require a lot of chewing since eating hard food can cause unnecessary discomfort.

The need of a crown after a root canal therapy depends highly on the location of the tooth in the mouth-teeth towards the back of the mouth like molars and premolars are needed more for chewing, and generally require crowns, where incisors or canines which aren’t needed for chewing don’t always require crowns.

Root canal treatment in Turkey is usually very successful. However, if the infection comes back, the treatment can be repeated. Occasionally, if the inflammation persists at the tip of the root, surgery can be carried out to remove the inflamed part, clean the area and put in a filling. This is known as an ‘apicectomy’.

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