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A root canal is a specialised procedure to remove infected, damaged or dead tissue from the inside of your tooth and to clean and seal the area.

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It’s a very common dental procedure for people with decayed or broken teeth, but it can be done on any tooth.

If the tooth isn’t too badly damaged, a root canal can be performed in one visit. If the tooth is heavily damaged, two visits may be needed.

What is it?

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that can be performed on a tooth to remove damaged nerve endings and dead tooth pulp. This helps stop toothache and pain.

During a root canal treatment, the tooth is cleaned, shaped and then disinfected. The nerve endings are removed and the tooth is sealed with a special filling.

What are the signs and symptoms?

  • Toothache or pain that can’t be relieved by over-the-counter pain relief medicines.
  • Swelling or sensitivity around the tooth
  • When you press on the tooth, it may be sensitive to cold or heat.
  • Discoloured or decayed teeth
  • Your tooth may turn yellow or brown as a result of decay.

What does it involve?

Your dentist will examine your teeth to see if they’re affected by root canal treatment. He or she will explain the procedure and what to expect.

After the tooth is prepared, the dentist will clean and shape the tooth, remove the nerve endings and seal the tooth.

The filling is placed, which will allow the tooth to feel firm and stable again.

For extra protection, the tooth may be coated with a special resin or amalgam before the filling is placed.

There’s no need to have a tooth extracted.

Can I avoid it?

Yes. There are several things you can do to prevent a tooth becoming infected and needing root canal treatment.

  • Take care of your teeth by brushing and flossing regularly.
  • Avoid putting anything hard between your teeth, such as braces, braces brackets or other appliances.
  • Use an electric toothbrush instead of a manual one.
  • Do regular dental check-ups and professional cleaning, including your teeth, gums and tongue.
  • If you notice any signs of decay, get it treated immediately.

How long does it take?

The treatment time will vary depending on the number of teeth affected. The average time is around two hours.

Will I have any pain?

Most people experience a slight amount of discomfort during the procedure, but it should only last a few minutes.

How can I prepare for the procedure?

You can use a cold, wet cloth or ice pack to reduce your discomfort.

You may also want to wear loose, comfortable clothes so you can move freely during the treatment.

How can I relax?

A sedative or painkiller can be prescribed by your dentist to help you sleep through the procedure.

Will I need to visit the dentist again?

After root canal treatment, your teeth may feel sensitive to cold or hot drinks or foods.

This can be because the tooth has been sealed and the nerves are still being exposed.

You may have to have your tooth checked every three to six months for a year.

What are the risks?

Risks include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Sensitivity to cold, heat and pressure
  • Infection
  • Bleeding from the tooth
  • Fluid build-up

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