At Victoria Dentists, all root canal therapies completed in our Hamilton clinic are performed under a microscope.
When a cavity is too large or deep and is very close to the nerve then a filling will not be an appropriate fix. This is simply because the nerve will die in the process of preparing the tooth.
Other reasons for a root canal include where the tooth has been knocked or if the nerve has died. In all of these situations, it is best to take out the nerve and clean the canals in the tooth.
To book an appointment with a dentist to find out more, call us today on 07 839 1660.
Root Canal Treatments Explained
A root canal is needed when a tooth’s pulp becomes infected. When this happens, you will probably have some or all of the following symptoms:
Root canal treatments need two to three appointments. Each procedure takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes. This will vary on a case by case basis depending on the severity of the inflammation and the infection.
At the last appointment, your dentist will make sure the canals are dry and free of infection before packing and sealing the tooth.
After a root canal has been performed, you will be advised to get a crown on the tooth within the following year. The reason for this is that, because there is no nerve in the tooth now, it will most likely become brittle and will be prone to breaking or cracking if biting down on hard-surfaced food.
To discuss the above further, call us today on 07 839 1660 to book a dental appointment.