Root canal benefits from our dentist

If you have recently suffered from a dental abscess or infection, the chances are that you never want to experience anything remotely similar again!

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And while you may be initially eager to undertake whichever procedure is recommended to you by a dental team, you may feel a bit concerned if the words ‘root canal’ rear their head. While there are a lot of concerns surrounding root canals, at Bhawani’s Dental Care, we are eager to set the record straight about this procedure.

At Bhawani’s Dental Care, our dentist in Culcheth has helped hundreds of patients restore their smiles and their oral health using root canals and can attest to how efficient this procedure is.

Still unsure about having a root canal? Here, our dentist in Culcheth highlights 5 advantages of having this treatment performed.

Aesthetics

In years gone by, the only way to treat an infected tooth was to remove it.

And while this may not seem like a bad idea if the infection is in one of the molar teeth, if your infected tooth is one of the front teeth, you may not want to be left with a gap in your smile.

Therefore, by letting our dentist in Culcheth perform a root canal, you will be saving the infected tooth and allowing your smile to remain as glorious as ever! Not only that but when the treatment is topped by either a white filling or crown, no one will be able to spot that you’ve had it done.

Restorative

Yes, a root canal involves scraping out the infected pulp of your tooth and can cause the tooth to be a bit more fragile than it was before. But the procedure is also restorative.

When our team removes the inner parts of your tooth, we will then gently refill it with a latex-based material known as gutta-percha. This will act as a synthetic substitute for the inner part of the tooth, allowing you to bite and chew with it as you did before the infection occurred.

It also strengthens the tooth, meaning that even if it is knocked in the future, there is a very small chance that it will become damaged.

Preventive

A root canal also acts as a preventive procedure.

Suppose you had the infected tooth removed, you would then be left with a large gap in your mouth which may act as a magnet for plaque and bacteria. And as you know, plaque and bacteria can lead to decay and gum disease.

By having the infected tooth filled and treated with endodontics you are preventing issues that may develop, such as decay, plaque and even dental misalignment due to gum and jaw shrinkage post-extraction.

Cost effective

If you have an infected tooth removed, you are then faced with what to do with that space.

Can you leave it? Or will you need a restorative like a bridge or partial denture? Not only are these options quite pricey, but they also require additional costs like denture glues etc.

By having a root canal, you eliminate these costs and simply keep the tooth you have. Great!

Long lasting

And finally, correctly maintained with regular dental visits and good oral hygiene, a root canal can last the rest of your life without issue.