Get effective root canal treatment from Central London dentists
Your teeth are actually hollow bodies and inside them is the pulp chamber. The pulp chamber is a vital part of your teeth as it houses a number of important nerves, arteries, veins and other tissue. If you have damaged your tooth to the point where the pulp chamber is affected then you might need root canal treatment. The root canals carry many of the nerves, arteries and veins into the pulp chamber.
An abscess or infection can form if you have had an injury to the mouth which has affected the pulp chamber and caused and infection. This infection might be very painful indeed and can easily spread to the rest of the mouth. If you have a tooth which continually aches, if your gums are swelling and tender in the vicinity of a certain tooth or one of your teeth has turned an unusually dark colour then you may require root canal treatment.
In root canal treatment your dentist will need to drill into the affected tooth once the area has been aneasthetised. This is the easiest way to gain access to the root canals and the pulp chamber. The aim is to remove infected materials from the chamber and the canals and then place a temporary filling where the drilling took place. X-rays will need to be taken to determine the extent of the damage to the pulp and the depth of the canals.
A follow up appointment will be required so your dentist can check that the infection has not returned and fit a permanent crown in place of the temporary filling. If you require more information about root canal treatment speak to your Central London dentist today.