Inner tooth pulp infection spreads to the tooth root tissue. Root canal treatment aims to eliminate infection from dental pulp and tooth roots for the preservation of existing teeth. Untreated infection spreads from one tooth to another through root canals and eventually circulates the infection throughout the body.
Dentists in London provide root canal treatment with the latest technological and treatment techniques. Where traditional treatments have left patients with traumatic memories, treatments like root canal therapy are now carried out pain-free, so that patients experience a comfortable and healthy recovery.
Delaying or opting not to have root canal treatment is a choice, however such delays or avoidance of treatment may lead to gum disease and tooth and bone loss, which causes facial shrinkage, reducing your quality of life and well-being.
London dentists strive to make people aware of the causes of tooth pulp and root infection. Poor oral hygiene and nutrition, bacterial infection, tooth decay, gum disease, smoking, medications and health conditions are factors that contribute to dental pulp infection because enamel and dentin erodes, exposing the centre of the tooth.
Symptoms of dental pulp infection include incessant tooth pain, increased on-going tooth sensitivity, aching mouth and face, swollen and bleeding gums, loose teeth and bad breath. Some people develop headache-causing abscesses, fever, and nausea.
Root canal procedures include diagnostic tests, oral hygiene treatment, dental preparation, administering of local anaesthetic for pain-free treatment, accessing the central tooth pulp by drill or laser, removal of infected tooth root tissue, sealing of the treatment site, and fitting of a dental crown where necessary.
London dentists are trained to eliminate or minimize the risk of complications, so that patients experience a healthy recovery. When weighed against uncontrolled root canal infection, the risk to your health associated with root canal treatment is substantially lower, presenting a favourable success rate.