Inside each and every tooth are small and narrow ‘canal spaces’ that extends from each of the roots of the tooth below your gum up into the top your tooth’s crown above the gum.
This space houses your nerve that helps to nourish and keep your tooth healthy and strong. If the nerve becomes injured or diseased it can die and lead to tooth discolouration, sensitivity, severe toothaches or a dental abscess.
The nerve may become damaged due to bacterial infection from tooth decay or die as a result of trauma sustained to the area. Root Canal Therapy is the treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected.
Root Canal Procedure
During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. The treatment often requires two appointments for treatment and will depend on the severity of infection. Retreatment is very seldomly required following your initial treatment completion and may be used successfully if required.
Your root canal treatment is used to save teeth that would otherwise require extracting, instead , the tooth can then be restored and can remain in function for many years provided there is sufficient sound tooth structure to support a new filling or crown.
Root canal procedures have the reputation of being painful, although most people say that the procedure itself is painless and liken it to the same feeling as having a filling placed. We are able to offer our nervous patients a sedation service if required, which can help to overcome their fear and make the treatment more manageable.
PREVENTATIVE RESTORATIVE TREATMENTS
Children’s Dental Care Kinsale
Dentures are removable false teeth that are made of acrylic resin and can include a metal framework.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal therapy is needed when the pulp in a tooth becomes inflamed and infected from a build-up of bacteria.