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If you generally do not pay serious attention to tooth-related problems, you are not alone. Many people neglect the important aspect of oral health and then end up with severely decayed teeth and inflamed gums.

If you keep putting off your dental visits even after you notice a small infection in your teeth or gums, the oral health conditions continue to deteriorate, and soon enough infections and inflammations start getting out of hand.

If you have a throbbing toothache that refuses to go away, or if your teeth have developed chronic sensitivity to hot and cold foods, your last chance for saving your natural tooth may be a root canal treatment.

Root canal treatment is nothing to be scared of

At Smile Studio, we understand that our patients may be worried about the root canal treatment. But let us assure you, there is nothing to be worried about. You are in safe hands and we will take care of you.

With advances in modern dentistry, root canal treatment isn't as painful as it is usually thought to be. Using modern dentistry methods and tools, our dentists at Smile Studio ensure that the procedure is painless and easy to deal with for patients.

Moreover, we prescribe root canal treatment only after exploring all other treatment options. At times it may so happen that we caught the infection just in time, and another relatively simpler treatment could save your teeth.

Root canal treatment is usually the last option to save your natural tooth before you completely lose it to tooth decay which may lead to having your tooth extracted.

Even if you do undergo root canal treatment, rest assured there is nothing to worry about.

Root canal procedure

When you visit us for a root canal treatment, we first start with a complete oral health assessment. Based on the outcome, we will recommend whether you need to undergo the treatment or not. If there are less invasive ways to save the tooth, we will first recommend that.

During this initial consultation, feel free to discuss any concerns you may have. We will do our best to answer all questions to your satisfaction.

Root canal therapy is prescribed to patients who have severe dental injuries, tooth decay, or trauma. The nerves in the tooth are first removed to make sure that inflammations or infections do not spread to other areas of your mouth. Post-removal of the tooth nerve, we insert a special filling in the empty space and seal it.

Before the session, our dentists ensure that patients are fully aware and well-informed about what the root canal treatment is all about, the risks, and the costs involved. We give you suggestions and recommendations, but the final decision is always yours.

Post-session, our dentists provide guidelines for you to follow so that your teeth stay infection-free and in good shape for a long time!

Get in touch with us today

If you have severe decay or damage in your tooth, book an appointment with us by filling the form online. You may also pick up the phone and call us or reach out to us via email. Our friendly staff will answer all your queries and set up an appointment.

Book your root canal treatment session with us today.

Frequently asked questions

What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay, infection or injury. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.

Does this treatment hurt?
No. In fact many of our patients even fall asleep during the procedure! When treatment goes as planned, this is usually a painless procedure performed under local anaesthesia, which should not feel much different to getting a filling done.

Would it be easier to just get the tooth removed?
Most people prefer to save their tooth because it generally will function better than an artificial tooth. Your own tooth is usually stronger and more efficient at biting and chewing. Other problems may arise as a result of losing a tooth. Nearby teeth can move out of their normal position and tilt into the space left by the missing tooth making chewing and biting difficult and leading to further decay and gum disease around the tilted teeth.

Why is it important to place an artificial crown on a tooth that has had a root canal treatment?
Usually a tooth that has had root canal treatment is at risk of fracture without the protection of an artificial crown, so one should be fitted soon after treatment.

Usually made of porcelain, the artificial crown is needed to:
If you are concerned that you may need a root canal treatment, please call us on 03 533 SMILE (5337 6453) for a consultation and assessment by our dentist who can formulate a treatment plan for you, and help get the full function of your tooth back again.