What is Endodontics
Endodontics is a Greek word derived from “Endo” which means inside, and “Odons” which means tooth. So, Endodontics means studying the inner part of the tooth.
The dental pulp is the innermost portion of the tooth. When you see your teeth in the mirror, it’s the outer layer you see. It is called enamel that protects the dental pulp.
In tooth decay, the outer part gets eroded and exposes the dental pulp to microbes and different temperatures. It leads to toothache and tooth pain.
When Do You Need Endodontics?
When your tooth pulp becomes infected, you can use endodontics or root canal treatment to treat your teeth. The pulp is connected with nerves and blood vessels. So, the infection can lead to toothache and sensitivity. So, the sooner you consult an endodontist, the better.
In short, you should consult an endodontist if you have any of the following problems.
- A lingering toothache.
- Pain in your mouth.
- Hot, cold, and sweet-sensitive teeth.
- Inflammation in or near the teeth.
Before we proceed with the endodontics or root canal treatment in Salisbury, our Dental practice centre, our endodontist will have some tests to verify whether you are suitable to have the surgery or not.
So, we always recommend coming to our root canal treatment centre in Salisbury before finalising any decision.
Root Canal Treatment
Endodontists use many sophisticated tools to repair tissues inside a tooth. During root canal surgery, you will receive anesthesia to numb the inside of your mouth. So, you will not feel any pain.
- An endodontist will first check the infected teeth with dental X-rays that will show a detailed structure of the teeth.
- In order to isolate the infected area, a dental dam or tiny tarp is placed over the tooth. This also protects the mouth from any prior infections.
- A local anesthetic is used to remove the infected pulp, and an anti-bacterial solution is used to flush the root canals.
- Now, the canals are shaped and rewashed so that any relics are removed.
- Freshly root canals are then filled with rubber compounds after being shaped and sealed the tooth for bacteria prevention.
- The filled root canal is sealed permanently, and sometimes a crown is needed to restore the original shape and functionality of the tooth.
Endodontics treatment in our Salisbury centre follows the above steps to do root canal treatment.
What If I Don’t Have the Treatment
If you don’t want to treat endodontics or root canal treatment, the best alternative is to tooth out. If your pulp becomes infected, it can’t heal naturally. So, it isn’t recommended to leave an infected tooth because it can also infect other teeth.
What can I Expect After an Endodontic Procedure?
With the advent of sophisticated tools, root canal treatment has become easier. However, it depends on your specific problem.
Some people go home soon after the procedure, while some people might need some days to recover. You may face sore or little discomfort in your mouth for a few days.
After the root canal surgery, you may need to fit a crown to restore the shape and functionality of your tooth.
We have all the sophisticated tools for root canal treatment in Salisbury. So, the chances of facing a problem are minimal. Yet, if any problem happens, our endodontists are always there.
I am Interested In a Root Canal Treatment – What do I Do Next?
We advise you to come and consult with our Endodontists for root canal treatment in Salisbury. They will give you the best advice on whether you should have root canal treatment or not. A written quotation on approximate treatment costs and treatment time will be provided and payment options, including interest-free finance. The initial consultation fee is £97*, including x-rays.
Root canal treatment in Salisbury isn’t an easy process. You have to take appointments to consult with specialists. They will apply various tests to verify if you are eligible for the treatment or not. Taking these steps ensures that your health won’t be compromised in any way.
For more information about root canal treatment, please give us a call on 01722 341 291