Dental pulp diseases manifest through an infection or an inflammation of the root canal system that contains the pulp (usually resulting in what we call toothache). In order to eliminate this inflammation or infection, your dentist will carry out an endodontic treatment (root canal treatment) under local anaesthetic. First, all traces of infection inside the root of the tooth are removed mechanically and chemically (using drugs). Then, once all the root canals of the tooth are clean, they are filled using biocompatible watertight products.
Root canal treatment is usually successful. In about 9 out of 10 cases, a tooth can survive for up to 10 years after root canal treatment.
It’s important to look after your teeth when recovering from root canal treatment.
Avoid biting on hard foods until all of your treatment is complete.
In most cases, it’s possible to prevent the need for further root canal treatment by:
- maintaining good oral hygiene
- not consuming too much sugary food
- giving up smoking (if you smoke)
Our priority is to provide our patients with a full dental care service at the highest level.