What is a root canal treatment?
A root canal treatment or endodontic treatment is a procedure aimed at removing bacteria and infected tissues from the affected area in the tooth. This treatment is necessary to alleviate pain caused by prolonged tooth infections and to remove deep-seated infections from the tooth canal. If left untreated, the condition can worsen, potentially leading to tooth extraction. Typically, the root canal procedure is completed in one dental appointment. To maintain good oral health and prevent additional cavities or infections, it is important to follow proper oral hygiene practices after the procedure
Symptoms of a root canal treatment:
Root canal pain is a common dental issue that can cause severe discomfort and require immediate attention. The following are some common signs and symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal:
- Sensitivity to Hot and Cold: If you experience prolonged sensitivity and pain to hot and cold substances, it could be a sign of an infected tooth that requires a root canal.
- Intense Pain: Spontaneous, wave-like pain in your mouth could be a sign of an infected or dead tooth that may require a root canal.
- Bumps on Gums: Pimple-like bumps on your gums known as fistulas, could indicate the need for a root canal.
- Swollen Gums: Tender and painful swollen gums that persist after brushing or flossing can be a sign of an infected tooth that requires a root canal.
- Chipped or Cracked Tooth: A chipped or cracked tooth could indicate a traumatic injury that has caused an infected or inflamed pulp, or a tooth that is so far decayed or infected that it is cracking or chipping. In either case, a root canal may be necessary to save the remaining tooth.
- Darkening of Gums: The darkening of gums can be a sign of decaying gums, which may indicate that the tooth is infected and dying, requiring a root canal.
- Abscess: An abscess, which can be seen on an x-ray as a dark spot, is a hole in the jawbone caused by an infection. This is a clear indication that a root canal is required.
- Tender Gums: If your gums are tender to the touch or even without touch, it may indicate root canal pain. Be sure to mention this symptom to your dentist.
Root canal procedure:
During a root canal treatment, we will numb the affected tooth to ensure comfort during the procedure. Our dentist will access the nerve chambers and carefully remove any infected tissue inside. With the aid of a dental microscope, each canal will be thoroughly cleaned. The tooth will then be sealed to prevent future bacterial growth, and the treatment is typically completed in one visit. A dental crown may be required to protect the treated tooth and restore its function.
Endodontist in Abu Dhabi
If you are experiencing persistent tooth pain, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling, or have been referred for a root canal procedure, it's essential to seek the expertise of an endodontist. Timely intervention can prevent further complications and potential tooth loss. Our endodontist in Abu Dhabi is committed to providing you with exceptional care, helping you maintain a healthy and radiant smile.
Why Choose Our Endodontists
Expertise: Our endodontists in Abu Dhabi are highly trained and experienced in handling complex dental issues related to the pulp and roots of the teeth.
State-of-the-Art Technology: We utilize advanced diagnostic tools and equipment to accurately assess and treat your dental condition, ensuring optimal results.
Compassionate Care: We understand that dental pain can be distressing. Our endodontists prioritize your comfort and ensure a gentle and pain-free treatment experience.
Personalized Approach: Each patient's case is unique. Our endodontists tailor treatment plans to your specific needs, aiming to provide the most effective and suitable care.