Root Canal Treatment Leeds

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


What Is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment, or endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure aimed at saving a severely damaged or infected tooth. It involves removing the infected or inflamed pulp tissue from the tooth's interior, known as the root canal system, and thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting it. Afterwards, the canal is filled and sealed with a biocompatible material to prevent further infection.

Root canal treatment alleviates pain, preserves the tooth's structure, and prevents the spread of infection to surrounding tissues. Following the procedure, a crown or filling is typically placed to restore the tooth's function and appearance, allowing it to function normally for years to come.


Root Canal Treatment At VICI Dental

A root canal procedure should be performed by an endodontist due to their training in treating issues related to the interior of the tooth. Dr Lucy Stevens is a endodontist at VICI Dental who has a master's degree in endodontics.

Dr Lucy's ability to manage complicated cases ensures that root canal procedures are performed with the highest level of accuracy, effectiveness, and patient comfort. Ensuring a root canal is performed by an endodontist helps preserve natural teeth and promotes successful treatment outcomes, ultimately maintaining optimal oral health.


What Will Happen At My Root Canal Appointment?

Dr Lucy will take X-rays to identify if the pulp has become infected and to get a clear picture of the root canal. If an infection is found, the tooth will be thoroughly numbed and a small entry point made into the inside of the infected tooth. Dr Lucy will then remove the infected pulp tissue and clean and shape the canals to make them bigger and easier to disinfect. Finally, the root canals are filled to stop bacteria from regrowing or re-infecting the root canal.


What Are The Symptoms Of A Root Canal Infection?

Root Canal FAQs

A root canal is a dental procedure aimed at saving a tooth that is infected or severely decayed by removing the infected pulp from within the tooth, cleaning the root canals, and sealing them to prevent further infection.

Modern techniques and local anaesthesia ensure that root canal treatment is typically no more uncomfortable than getting a standard dental filling. Most patients report minimal discomfort during the procedure.

The duration of a root canal procedure depends on factors such as the complexity of the case and the number of root canals involved. On average, a root canal appointment may take one to two hours.

In some cases, particularly complex or severe infections, multiple appointments may be necessary to complete the root canal treatment. Dr Lucy at VICI Dental will discuss the treatment plan with you based on your specific needs.

After the root canal procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Your tooth may feel slightly tender for a few days, but this should gradually improve as you heal.

When performed properly, a root canal treatment can be a long-lasting solution to save an infected or damaged tooth. However, the success of the treatment also depends on maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups.

In some cases, extraction of the tooth may be considered as an alternative to root canal treatment. However, preserving natural teeth through root canal therapy is generally preferable as it helps maintain proper dental function and aesthetics.


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