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Having a root canal treatment is daunting for many patients, especially those with dental anxiety. However, it is a completely safe, standard and pain-free experience. In fact, root canal treatments relieve the severe toothache that comes with having an infected tooth.

Reasons to receive root canal treatment

The primary reason patients come to us for root canal treatment is to restore a tooth that has become infected. The centre of the tooth, known as the pulp, is filled with soft tissue and nerves. When the pulp is exposed to bacteria, it can lead to an infection that causes toothache and swelling and may eventually lead to a lost tooth.

A tooth may become infected for several reasons, including untreated cavities, a cracked tooth, or an injured tooth. It's essential to seek medical care as soon as you notice unusual tooth symptoms.

Things to look out for are:

  • Toothache or pain that won't go away
  • Swelling of the gums surrounding the tooth
  • Pimples on the gums around the tooth
  • Discolouration of the tooth

The root canal procedure

As soon as you notice strange or uncomfortable symptoms in your teeth and gums, schedule a consultation with us so that we can adequately assess and diagnose the issue. If you have a tooth infection, we will prepare you for root canal treatment.

We use effective numbing agents to ensure that you feel completely at ease during the process, so there won't be any discomfort. Our expert dentist will use specialised tools to gently remove the bacteria and clean the inner part of the tooth, ensuring that none of the infection remains.

Once clean, we apply a sealing material to fill the tooth and restore its health and function. In some cases, we may add a filling or crown to add an extra layer of protection. You will feel instant relief after the procedure but ensure that you take any prescribed medication to help the healing process.

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Somerset West: 19 Lourensford Road, Somerset West, Cape Town
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