Our root canal procedure at 75 Harley Street, London
Having the news that you need root canal treatment and that you need a root canal procedure is not news that you necessarily want to hear but, with the expertise and state-of-the-art equipment available at 75 Harley Street, London, we can guarantee that your root canal procedure will go more smoothly and be far more pain free than you imagine. If you have any questions about root canal procedure or are experiencing unexplained dental symptoms, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at our Harley Street clinic.
Your Harley Street root canal procedure
Your teeth have a complicated inner structure that can become compromised when bacteria damage the soft tissue or dental pulp that is at the centre of each tooth. Teeth are made up of two parts, the crown at the top and the root, which extends into the jawbone. A root canal procedure will require work beyond the harder, protective outer layers of the tooth. Each tooth can have more than one root canal. During your root canal procedure your Harley Street specialist endodontist will treat the fine network of tissue fibres, nerves and blood vessels contained within the dental pulp.
How a root canal procedure works?
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Symptoms that indicate the necessity for a root canal procedure
If we think that your symptoms suggest you require root canal work we will invite you to an initial consultation appointment at our Harley Street clinic in London. At this appointment we will discuss your symptoms and answer all of your questions about root canal procedure. Symptoms that we discuss with you might include pain on eating, loose teeth, swollen gums, the presence of pus or facial swelling. You might be experiencing some or all of these symptoms but the only way to ascertain a definite necessity for a root canal procedure is to take a set of dental x-rays. Some patients worry about x-ray dosages but at our Harley Street clinic in London we use a state-of-the-art digital x-ray system, which ensures that you receive the absolute minimum dose necessary to produce accurate and informative images. As well as helping us to ascertain your root canal requirements, these high quality x-ray images will inform your root canal procedure.
During your root canal procedure
During your root canal procedure at 75 Harley Street, London our specialist endodontics team will first ensure that you feel no pain through the use of our modern anaesthetic solutions. The first step of the root canal procedure is to drill a small hole into the pulp chamber. Through this hole the root canals are cleaned and widened using fine instruments called files. Once your Harley Street specialist is happy that the root canals have been thoroughly disinfected, the canals can be filled and sealed to prevent any possibility of reinfection.
Recovery from your root canal procedure
Some of our patients require a follow-up appointment at our clinic in Harley Street, London after their root canal procedure. Our expert team will let you know if this is required and will be on hand should you have any root canal questions. They will also advise you on looking after your teeth while you recover from root canal treatment. You shouldn’t experience much post root canal procedure pain but, if you do, taking paracetamol or ibuprofen can relieve this. Oral hygiene is important to prevent the need for further root canal treatment and we recommend all of our patients attend regular hygiene appointments at 75 Harley Street, London.