Root canal treatment is a dental procedure designed to treat infection or damage within the pulp (the innermost part) of a tooth. The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, and when it becomes infected or inflamed, it can cause significant pain and can lead to the formation of sore pulps.


Understanding Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is necessary when the soft tissue inside the tooth, known as the pulp, becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, trauma, or other dental issues. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the surrounding tissues and lead to severe pain, swelling, and abscess formation.

During root canal treatment, the infected or damaged pulp is carefully removed from the tooth, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned, disinfected, and sealed to prevent further infection. This helps alleviate pain, restore function, and preserve the tooth structure, allowing you to maintain a healthy smile.


Signs and Symptoms

You may require root canal treatment if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe toothache, especially when biting or chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures that lingers after the stimulus is removed
  • Swelling or tenderness in the gums surrounding the affected tooth
  • Discoloration or darkening of the tooth
  • Pus drainage or swelling in the gums or facial area

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s essential to seek prompt evaluation by our dental team to determine the underlying cause and recommend appropriate treatment.


The Root Canal Treatment Process

Consultation and Diagnosis

During your initial consultation at Facial Harmony Skin & Dental, our experienced dentists will examine your teeth and gums, review your dental history, and take any necessary X-rays or scans to assess the extent of the damage or infection. Based on our findings, we will recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for your individual needs.

Root Canal Procedure

The root canal procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Anaesthesia: Before starting the procedure, local anaesthesia will be administered to numb the affected tooth and surrounding area, ensuring your comfort throughout the treatment.
  2. Accessing the Pulp: Our dentist will create a small opening in the crown of the tooth to access the infected or damaged pulp chamber and root canals.
  3. Removing the Pulp: Using specialised instruments, the infected or damaged pulp tissue will be carefully removed from the tooth, and the root canals will be cleaned and shaped to remove any debris or bacteria.
  4. Filling and Sealing: Once the root canals have been cleaned and shaped, they will be filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha to seal the tooth and prevent recontamination. The opening in the crown of the tooth will be sealed with a temporary or permanent filling to restore its strength and integrity.

After root canal treatment, a permanent restoration, such as a dental crown, may be recommended to protect the tooth and restore its function and appearance. Our dental team will work with you to determine the best restoration option based on your individual needs and preferences.


Benefits of Root Canal Treatment:

  • Pain Relief: Root canal treatment relieves the pain caused by the infection or inflammation of the pulp.
  • Preservation of the Tooth: Instead of extracting the tooth, root canal treatment allows for the preservation of the natural tooth structure.
  • Prevention of Spread: It helps prevent the spread of infection to surrounding tissues.

Root canal treatment has a high success rate, and with proper care, a tooth that has undergone this procedure can last a lifetime. It is a common and routine dental procedure performed by endodontists or general dentists with specialised training in endodontics. If you are experiencing tooth pain or suspect you may need a root canal, it’s important to see a dentist for an evaluation and appropriate treatment.


Why Choose Us For Root Canal Treatment?

Expertise and Experience

Our dental team at Facial Harmony Skin & Dental has extensive experience in performing root canal treatment and other complex dental procedures. We use the latest techniques and technology to ensure safe, effective, and comfortable treatment for our patients.

Patient-centred Care

We understand that undergoing root canal treatment can be intimidating, which is why we prioritise your comfort and well-being throughout the process. Our friendly and compassionate staff will guide you through each step of your treatment journey, providing support and reassurance along the way.

Comprehensive Services

In addition to root canal treatment, we offer a wide range of dental services to address all your oral health needs under one roof. From preventive care to cosmetic and restorative treatments, we are committed to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile for life.


Book With Us Today

If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain or other symptoms of infection, don’t delay seeking treatment. With expert root canal treatment services at Facial Harmony Skin & Dental, you can alleviate pain, preserve natural teeth, and restore your oral health. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about our root canal treatment services and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile.