Knowing that you need root canal treatment can be nerve-wracking; after all, this is one of the most feared dental procedures around. The truth, however, is that root canal treatment is fairly common. But rather than being the painful procedure most people fear, it can actually eliminate your toothache and save it from needing extraction.
Root Canal Treatment
When you have an infected tooth root, you will likely have a toothache that quickly goes from mild to severe. It is this pain that usually brings people to the dentist.
The root canal treatment process is fairly straightforward. After completely numbing the area, your dentist will create a tiny hole in the affected tooth. It is through this hole that we will remove the infected material from the tooth root. The area is then cleaned and rinsed with an antibacterial before being filled to protect it from further infection.
Getting a Dental Crown After Root Canal Treatment
After we remove the tooth pulp and living tissue from the tooth—which is what happens during a root canal—the remaining tooth structure has a tendency to become brittle. A dental crown, which fits of the affected tooth like a cap, will protect it from fracture. A dental crown will enable your tooth to once again withstand the force of chewing.
Once your tooth has been treated with a root canal and crowned, you can chew with confidence, knowing your restored tooth should last a good long time.
Contact LN Dental Clinic for more information
Talk to your cosmetic dentist at our LN Dental in Chester Hill to find out more information. Our professional dentists have years of experience in helping our patients restore their smiles. For more information about any of our procedures, please contact us at (02) 9644 1499 or book an appointment today.
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