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Root Canal in Bathgate

Saving your natural teeth and alleviating discomfort

Suffering from persistent tooth pain or sensitivity?

Root canal can effectively removes infected pulp, prevents further damage, and restores your tooth's health!

How it works

Root Canal Explained

A root canal is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth, known as the pulp. The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, which can become infected due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures, or trauma to the tooth. During the procedure, our dentist will remove the infected pulp, cleans and disinfects the inside of the tooth, and then fills and seals it. This helps to save the natural tooth, relieve pain, and prevent further infection or complications.

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The mechanism

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What's so good about it?

The Benefits

1

Pain Relief

Root canal treatment effectively alleviates severe tooth pain caused by infection or inflammation of the tooth pulp. By removing the infected tissue and sealing the tooth, patients experience significant and immediate relief from discomfort.
2

Preservation of Natural Tooth

One of the primary benefits of a root canal is that it saves the natural tooth. Preserving your natural tooth helps maintain proper chewing function, prevents other teeth from shifting, and maintains the integrity of your bite.
3

Preventing Spread of Infection

Removing the infected pulp and thoroughly cleaning the inside of the tooth prevents the spread of infection to surrounding teeth and gums. This is crucial for maintaining overall oral health and preventing more serious dental issues.
4

Improved Oral Health

Completing a root canal and sealing the tooth helps to maintain overall oral health by eliminating bacteria and infection from the mouth. This can prevent further dental problems and contribute to a healthier smile.
5

Cost-Effective

Root canal treatment is often more cost-effective in the long run compared to extracting the tooth and replacing it with a bridge or implant. It preserves your natural tooth, eliminating the need for more extensive dental procedures.
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Efficient and Painless

At Iriston House Dental Practice, we use advanced techniques and modern anaesthesia to ensure the root canal procedure is as efficient and painless as possible. Our experienced dental team is dedicated to providing a comfortable and stress-free experience for all patients.

How Is It Done?

Step-by-Step Process

Common Questions

Questions? We've got Answers

What is a root canal treatment?

A root canal treatment is a dental procedure used to remove infected or damaged pulp from the inside of a tooth. This process cleans and seals the tooth to prevent further infection and saves it from extraction. The treatment involves cleaning out the pulp chamber and root canals, disinfecting them, and filling them with a biocompatible material.

Is root canal treatment painful?

With modern dental techniques and local anaesthesia, root canal treatments are generally no more painful than getting a filling. Patients may experience some discomfort during the procedure, but the anaesthesia ensures that any pain is minimized. After the procedure, some mild discomfort may occur, but it can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.

How long does a root canal treatment take?

The duration of a root canal treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case. Most root canals can be completed in one to two visits, with each visit lasting about 60 to 90 minutes. More complex cases, such as those involving multiple canals or severe infection, may require additional time or visits.

What are the signs that I might need a root canal?

Common signs that you might need a root canal include severe tooth pain, prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling and tenderness in the gums, and discoloration of the tooth. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to consult our dentist for an evaluation.

Can a root canal save my tooth?

Yes, a root canal can save your tooth by removing the infected or damaged pulp and preventing the need for extraction. By cleaning and sealing the tooth, the procedure restores its health and functionality, allowing you to keep your natural tooth structure.

How much does a root canal treatment cost?

The cost of a root canal treatment varies based on factors such as the tooth’s location, the complexity of the case, and whether the procedure is performed by a general dentist or an endodontist. Generally, root canal treatments can range from £300 to £800, with molars typically costing more due to their complexity.

What should I expect after a root canal treatment?

After a root canal treatment, you may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity for a few days. This can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. It’s important to avoid chewing on the treated tooth until a permanent restoration, such as a crown, is placed to protect the tooth.

Are there any risks or complications associated with root canal treatment?

While root canal treatments have a high success rate, there are potential risks and complications, such as reinfection, damage to surrounding structures, or an incomplete removal of the pulp. Following your dentist’s post-treatment care instructions can help minimise these risks.

How do I care for my tooth after a root canal?

Caring for your tooth after a root canal involves maintaining good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups. It’s also important to avoid chewing on hard foods with the treated tooth until it is fully restored with a crown.

How long does a tooth last after a root canal treatment?

A tooth that has undergone a root canal treatment can last a lifetime with proper care. Good oral hygiene, regular dental check-ups, and avoiding habits that can damage your teeth, such as chewing on hard objects, will help ensure the longevity of your treated tooth.

Root Canal in Bathgate

Why Choose Us for Root Canal Treatment

Choosing Iriston House Dental Practice for your root canal treatment ensures you receive top-quality care from experienced dental professionals. Our team is skilled in the latest endodontic techniques, ensuring that your procedure is as comfortable and efficient as possible.

We use advanced technology to precisely diagnose and treat your dental issues, minimising discomfort and promoting quicker recovery. Additionally, our patient-centred approach means we take the time to explain the process, address any concerns, and provide personalised care plans.

Trust Iriston House Dental Practice to restore your dental health with expertise and compassion.

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pm@iristonhouse.co.uk
01506 652135
48 King St, Bathgate EH48 1AY

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