When we think of teeth, we most often picture the visible part of them, also known as the crowns. But there is much more to our teeth than what is visible on the surface. Deep inside our teeth are tiny, cavern-like passages called canals that contain sensitive tissue, including blood vessels and nerves. Treating the soft tissue inside the tooth, also known as the pulp, is the primary concern of endodontics.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic in Harley Street, endodontics are an important part of our dental care. Our qualified endodontists have two additional years of education and specialised training in the care and treatment of tooth pulp and the inner parts of the tooth. They work closely with the rest of our dentists to improve your oral health and restore your natural teeth.
What is a root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment involves the removal of the contaminated pulp along with the tooth’s nerve, both of which are located within the tooth’s root canal. The pulp chamber and root canal of your tooth are then cleaned, sterilised and sealed. A dental crown or other restorative option will be used to protect and strengthen the tooth.
Why get a root canal treatment?
Endodontics in Harley Street can save a severely injured, cracked, or decayed tooth when its soft inner tissue becomes inflamed or infected. If the tooth is not treated on time, pain or infection can occur leading to tooth loss.
Root canal treatment is a fairly simple procedure and is usually completed in one or two appointments, depending on the presence of infection and the required treatment plan. After restoration, your tooth will continue to function like any other tooth. With good oral hygiene and regular check-ups, your restored tooth can last a lifetime.
Do not neglect your teeth
If you have an ordinary toothache or tooth sensitivity, you should book an appointment with one of our dentists as soon as possible. Your problem could be simply tooth decay or a loose filling. However, it is possible that you may be in need of root canal treatment. In this case, immediate dental care is needed.