Endodontics treatment, also known as Root Canal, is a dental procedure designed to treat infection inside the tooth. When the soft pulp inside the root canal becomes inflamed or infected It needs to be removed and replaced with root filling material.
We are equipped with sophisticated modern instruments including a surgical microscope to help with the most difficult cases.
Sometimes infection can occur between the three hard layers that make up a tooth. This space, called a root canal, is filled with dental pulp which is nerves and blood vessels. Dental pulp feeds the growing tooth from childhood and is not actually needed for adult teeth. If this pulp becomes infected, you may or may not notice signs, such as pain. Regular dental check-ups in a dental clinic may help detect this condition early which improves the chances for success.
If an infection is present in the dental pulp, root canal treatment is indicated in order to save the tooth. There are many advantages to saving your permanent tooth, notably keeping your teeth aligned, preventing jaw problems and gum disease.
Infection can occur because germs enter the tooth via cracks, cavities or accidents to the tooth. Signs include pain, swelling, colour change of the tooth, change in the gum or changes seen only on dental x-ray.
Root canal treatment in our dental clinic in dubai or abu dhabi will help ease symptoms and usually restore the tooth. This involves protecting the tooth area and freezing. The dentist makes a tiny opening in order to reach the pulp which is removed. The root canal is enlarged, filled and sealed. This procedure has a high rate of success. It usually takes 1 to 2 visits to complete in our dental clinic. In rare cases, a re-treatment is needed, where the process is repeated.
For complex cases, a referral to an endodontist is made to make every attempt to save the tooth. Occasionally, surgery may be needed if the dentist suspects the root may have cracks or needs to remove infection or part of the root.
This is done only if regular treatment could not remove the troubled area.
Your tooth may be tender for 1-2 weeks following root canal treatment. If pain persists, please contact our dental clinic and speak to your dentist.
After root canal treatment, your tooth may need further work to make it appear and function like a regular tooth. It may need to have a filling or crown placed to strengthen the tooth. If the tooth
has darkened or changed colour, it can be bleached or covered with a veneer. Ongoing regular dental clinic appointments and good oral hygiene continue to be important following treatment.
The only option to root canal is removal of the damaged tooth. This gap would need to be filled with a bridge or implant.
Today’s techniques and equipment make this procedure easier than ever in our dental practice. Our goal is to offer the best treatment for you and to help you retain your natural teeth as long as possible. Regular dental appointments will help detect problems early when more options and success rates are higher. All of these procedures can easily be performed at our dental clinic should you require treatment.