Root Canal Treatment
There is a mystique surrounding Root Canal Treatments, and the reality is that they are not half as bad as people think. A Root Canal Treatment, (known as Endodontics) is a reflection of the modern dental commitment to save as many of your natural teeth as possible, rather than yanking them all out like dentists used to do many years ago. Saving your tooth using a Root Canal Treatment means you keep that tooth in your gum and don’t have a big space in your teeth.
Root Canal: The Details
If the nerve of a tooth has become decayed or infected, a Root Canal may save the tooth itself whilst removing the problematic root. The nerve part of the tooth, along with the pulp (living tissue inside the tooth) and any bacteria or decay present is removed; then the tooth is sealed with special root-filling cement all the way to the tip of the root. This will save your tooth once the root is filled and sealed properly to the very apex; and it gets rid of the painful soft tissue and leaves a hard shell. A dental crown is then fitted to ensure the tooth has full functionality within your mouth.
When Would a Root Canal Treatment be indicated?
It’s better to get rid of the sore or decayed soft parts of a tooth and save the tooth itself than to extract it. Once you extract a tooth it causes problems for adjacent teeth, and can ultimately cost you more.
Reasons for Root Canal Treatment
- Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth).
- Infection or abscesses have developed at the root tip or inside the tooth.
- Injury or trauma to the tooth.
- The presence of an abscess (or pimple) on the gums.
- Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
- Severe toothache.
- Swelling and/or tenderness.
Sometimes there may be no symptoms present. The Root Canal Procedure It may need a couple of appointments, depending on the patient and the state of the tooth. At Smile Store we have an Endodontist (root canal specialist) There is no pain in modern dentistry, and the whole area will be completely numbed by local anaesthetic so you will be comfortable. Don’t forget that we offer sedation dentistry for nervous patients. Whilst the tooth is numb, a rubber dam is placed around it to keep it dry and free from saliva. An access opening is created on top of the tooth, through which a series of root canal files are placed one by one to remove the pulp, bacteria, and nerve tissue.
If necessary any tooth decay is also be removed using special dental instruments. After the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned, it is sealed with either a permanent filling or a temporary filling should additional appointments be needed. At the next appointment, (about a week later), the roots and inside cavity of the tooth are sealed and filled. A filling is placed on top of the tooth to cover the opening and any teeth that have root canal treatment are then fitted with a dental crown to protect the tooth and restore it to its full function.
Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?
No. The infection in your tooth can be agonising, though, so the sooner you get it out the better. You feel nothing once you are numbed with the local anaesthetic.
What happens after a root canal treatment?
You will need some sort of permanent restoration, most likely a crown or an onlay, possibly along with a fiber post; these are required to protect the tooth that has lost its vitality.
Root Canal Treatment Testimonials
I have had an implant and root canal treatment with crowns here at Smile Store. The treatment I received is ” gold standard”. Clinical excellence, up-to-date diagnostic imaging, excellent and kind patient care, speedy and immediate follow-up with any queries after treatments. Smile Store provides a cost effective, high quality service.
Excellent from start to finish. Everything about my treatment was explained fully and clearly. Appointments were to suit my workday. My dentist and dental nurse explained everything during my appointments. I have no problem in highly recommending Smile Store Cork to everyone. Thank you.
Excellent treatment given from day 1. I got given a plan so I knew exactly what needed to be done and what it would cost. Desislava always made me feel extremely comfortable and made the treatments as quick and painless as possible. I was never kept waiting for my appointments.
The Smile Store carried out a repair to an old filling I’d had. They also recommended a comprehensive plan to repair & replace other damaged teeth. I’ve now completed this plan and am delighted with the quality of service I have received from reception, hygienest and dentists. I would highly recommend them on both quality of service and price.
The treatment received was very efficient by all involved. Very timely / helpful and I am very happy to reach the end with much success.
Dr Ferreira is the one doctor to whom you would like to return even from abroad because he will get you the secure comfort of his professionalism. My root canal treatment went very well, concerning it\’s complexity and expected duration of recovery. No doubt about the under-average prices as well. Very nice experience and every recommendation for Dr Ferreira! Thank you again.
“I have been a patient of Smile Store for the past six months. I had five implants, crowns and other works done. I am very happy with the treatment I had. The staff is very nice and helpful. I would recommend Smile Store. Always there to help.”
“When I first entered the Smile Store surgery – my gut feeling which has never let me down, in the past – told me I was in the right place. The best and most up-to-date Dental Specialists you will not see anywhere. I needed extensive work to be done and it was an emergency. Dr. Bence Kadar consultation left me re-assured after a Digital Panoramic X-Ray view of my whole mouth area that he could save my smile. My next concern was price – at least 50% cheaper than our Irish equivalent. In a matter of couple weeks, and 8 porcelain fused to metal crowns later I’m back and my confidence is restored. There is nothing Dr. Bence can’t do…… check it out, you will not be disappointed!!!”
“I would be very happy to recommend Smile Store to colleagues and friends. I had general dentistry as well as several crowns done and was delighted with the results. Tamas at reception was extremely helpful and friendly and, due to the nature of the work I had carried out, I had dental work done by 3 Smilestore dentistry staff, Drs Kadar and Aniko and Maria – all showed great care, efficiency and professionalism. The initial treatment plan was very well worked out, reasonably priced with no hidden costs and completed in a relatively short period of time. Because of my excellent experience I have recently started my daughter at Smile Store for orthodontic treatment with Dr. Csurja and to date have been very pleased with this decision.”
“I recently finished treatment which was carried out over a 5 month period and included implants, a crown and some root canals. I was prompted to check out Smile Store after paying 900 euro to local practitioner for a root canal treatment, he asked me for 970 and agreed to take 900 after a little negotiation. The comparable root canal at Smile Store (yes it was at the back) cost me 365. I was also quoted over twice what I paid Smile Store for implants by local guy.
The treatment at Smile Store was carried out in a highly professional manner and I was really impressed by the transparency of the written quote/treatment plan which was fully adhered to. I generally have a policy of buying Irish but in the case of dental treatment I was forced to make an exception.”
“Smile Store offer an uber modern, non-judgemental dental treatment. Have had several sessions to correct years of neglect and have never once felt patronised there. I’m glad I found this practice and would highly recommend them to anyone. “