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When a tooth is badly decayed, infected or damaged, it can sometimes be saved by using a treatment known as a root canal filling.

A root canal filling is an alternative to tooth extraction and is a treatment from a part of dentistry known as endodontics which requires advanced training and skill.

What is a root canal filling?

The part of the tooth that is dead or inflamed is carefully removed and X-rays are taken to establish the extent and location of decay. It is important to keep the area being filled as sterile as possible and a disinfectant is applied.

The root area is prepared so that it can be filled and then closed over with a temporary filling. At a further appointment, a permanent filling is put in place. The tooth may be more fragile after a root filling and sometimes a crown is recommended to strengthen the tooth.

What are the benefits of root canal filling?

  • Avoids the need for a replacement tooth
  • Maintains bite and function
  • Prevents issues with surrounding teeth

Are root canal fillings painful?

Root canal fillings are carried out under local anaesthetic. They usually take longer than a normal filling because of the delicate work involved but you should not feel any more discomfort than you would with a normal filling.

 

For more information regarding this treatment
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