Root canal treatment in Wirral

If you have been experiencing severe tooth pain, it is possible that you may require root canal treatment. If your tooth has become damaged or cracked, you have tooth decay, large fillings or have recently had a trauma to the tooth, the chance of a root canal procedure increases, as these scenarios all leave your tooth open to infection. 

You may not experience any pain or discomfort during the early stages of an infection, however if your tooth changes colour and darkens that is a sign that your tooth nerve is in danger of dying. If left untreated, this kind of infection can not only be very painful, but can lead to a tooth abscess or even tooth loss.

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Root Canal Tooth Treatment
Five signs of infection: 

Serious toothache when eating, or when you put pressure on the tooth. Does it hurt when you bite down hard?  

Excessively sensitive teeth. Does the sensitive pain linger after the initial contact with hot or cold foods or drinks? 

Darkening of your tooth. Has your tooth changed colour? This may be a sign of the nerve dying.  

A small bump on the gum, close to the painful tooth. 

Tender or swollen gums around the tooth.

Tooth decay is one of the common reasons for root canal infections. You can keep tooth decay at bay by brushing and flossing regularly, chewing sugar-free gum between meals and reducing the amount of fizzy drinks and sugar in your diet. 

What does treatment involve? 

Root canal treatment removes all of the infection from the tooth, before sealing the tooth to protect the damaged nerve and restore you back to good oral health. When you first come into McGrath Dental & Implant Clinic, we will take an x-ray to assess the status of the infection. Then a local anaesthesia is administered to the area and a piece of rubber material called a ‘rubber dam’ is placed around the tooth the keep it dry and accessible throughout the procedure. 

Once you are fully anaesthetised, your dentist will use specially designed tools to remove the infected tissue. Once it is clear, a rubber compound is used to fill the tooth where the root canal tissue previously was. This is usually finished with a temporary filling. This is the completed stage of your first visit to McGrath Dental. Following this, we create a custom-made crown to fit your tooth and this is fitted at your second visit.

At McGrath Dental & Implant Clinic, our focus is your care, so if you are experiencing tooth pain, contact us on 0151 329 2888 today to see if you require root canal treatment. 

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