Severe dental pain and discomfort can sometimes be a sign of root canal issues, and if left untreated, can even lead to tooth loss. The good news is, that there’s plenty that can be done, including root canal treatment in Hertfordshire, and the team at Admiral House are incredibly skilled in this area.
What is Root Canal Treatment?
Everyone has a root canal which is present at the centre of the tooth, but if bad bacteria get into this area of soft tissue, it can become inflamed and infected.
Teeth are comprised of a visible bit, the crown, and a hidden bit beneath the gum line, which is the root canal, and this part extends all the way into the jawbone. At the centre of each tooth is the pulp, which comprises soft tissue, nerves and blood vessels, and it’s the dental pulp which can become inflamed if bad bacteria gets in.
How do we treat an infected root canal?
Root canal treatment is commonly misunderstood, and modern dentistry means that this type of treatment is often as simple and straightforward as a filling. The main goal of a root canal in Hertfordshire is to remove the infection and thoroughly clean the area. This usually requires local anaesthetic so you can feel comfortable throughout, and an anti-bacterial wash to remove any infection.
Here at Admiral House, we use radiographic imaging and specialised equipment which allows us to remove the infected pulp before going into thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the area.
Once the root canal is completely clean, it will then be filled with a rubber material known as gutta-percha which seals the tooth and stops any further bacteria from entering. You’ll then receive either a filling or a crown to keep the tooth’s shape and ensure it works functionally.
What are the benefits of root canal treatment?
If you’ve got an infected pulp, you’re likely to experience severe toothache which doesn’t go away with over-the-counter pain relief. But if left untreated, an infected root canal can lead to:
- Loose teeth
- Pain and sensitivity when eating and drinking
- Pain when biting or chewing
- Tooth loss
In some cases where an infected tooth has been left for a long time, the pain may subside, but this doesn’t mean the issue has gone away, it simply serves as an indication that the infected tooth pulp has died.
Affordable root canal treatment in Hertfordshire
Here at Admiral House, we’re committed to the preservation of your natural teeth, and we will always do what we can to prevent having to remove an infected tooth. That means that we may advise a root canal treatment if we feel like the tooth can be saved this way, but our skilled team will always ensure you’re comfortable throughout the process.
We believe that everyone should have access to the necessary dental work they need, which is why we aim to be as affordable as possible with our root canal treatment. All of our treatment prices are completely accessible, and we also offer finance options for those who need them.
If you’re struggling with dental pain and feel like root canal treatment may be necessary, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team who’d be glad to help.