Endodontics is a speciality within dentistry that focuses on the tooth pulp and supporting tissues. Our dentists can help you maintain your smile by treating the pain and saving your tooth from extraction. Our dentists in Dubai are experienced in discovering the causes of facial and oral pain that is typically hard to identify through physical examination.
Best Root Canal Treatment In Dubai
In root canal treatment, the injured or diseased pulp inside the tooth is removed. This relieves toothache and helps to ward off bacteria that may be damaging to oral health. Your dentist will access the tooth pulp and remove affected tissues. The internal tooth area is disinfected and cleaned properly, then the tooth is sealed using a dental filling or crown.
An apicoectomy is often called a root-end resection because it works on the end of your root, also called the apex. An apicoectomy is a surgical approach, whereby a small incision is made through the gum tissues at the level of the affected root, permitting direct access to the infected root-end tissues. This allows the removal of any inflamed or infected tissue near or around the tip of the root. A very small filling is then placed at the end of the root canal to seal the canal and prevent further infection. Afterwards, a few sutures (stitches) are placed to assure that the gum tissues are closed and will heal properly.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am very concerned about having X-rays taken. Should I be?
The short answer is no, there is nothing to be worried about. The minute amount of x-ray radiation any patient is exposed to is negligible and deemed within safe limits. X-rays are a vital part of the dental process and are essential for the dentist to reach the correct diagnosis and carry out the treatment to its completion.
Should I be worried about further infection?
Provided the treatment is carried out by experienced general dentists, to a high standard, there is no reason why this should be a concern. Further, we maintain a clean and hygienic environment to protect against cross-infection.
What happens after the root canal treatment is completed?
After the completion of your treatment, you need to return for a follow-up a few weeks later. It is generally recommended that the root canal treated tooth be restored or crowned depending on the case to prevent it from further fracture. This would typically be carried out by our restorative dentist. We will contact you to schedule a restorative dental appointment within a few weeks after completion of your root canal treatment. Our restorative dentist will determine what type of restoration is needed to protect your tooth. Endodontic patients rarely experience complications following routine endodontic treatment. We are always available to help if a problem arises.
What is endodontic treatment?
Endodontic treatment, also known as a root canal treatment, is a dental procedure that involves removing infected or damaged tissue from the inside of a tooth and filling the space with a special material to prevent further infection and restore the tooth’s function.
When is endodontic treatment necessary?
Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels) becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, a cracked or broken tooth, or repeated dental procedures on the same tooth.
Does the endodontic treatment hurt?
Endodontic treatment is usually performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the affected area and prevents pain. Patients may experience some discomfort after the procedure, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and usually subsides within a few days.
How long does endodontic treatment take?
The length of endodontic treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case, the number of canals involved, and the patient’s individual anatomy.
Can endodontic treatment save my tooth?
Endodontic treatment is designed to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted due to infection or damage. With proper care, most teeth that have undergone endodontic treatment can last for years.
What happens after endodontic treatment?
After endodontic treatment, your dentist will place a temporary filling or crown to protect the tooth until a permanent restoration can be placed. You may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity for a few days after the procedure, but this should subside quickly.
How can I prevent the need for endodontic treatment?
Maintaining good oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing regularly, avoiding hard or sticky foods, wearing a mouthguard during sports, and visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings can help prevent tooth decay and damage that can lead to the need for endodontic treatment.
What are the alternatives to endodontic treatment?
The only alternative to endodontic treatment is to extract the affected tooth. However, extracting a tooth can lead to other dental problems and may require additional treatments such as dental implants or bridges to replace the missing tooth.
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