Root Canal Treatment Case Study – Our Smile of the Month!
Also called endodontics, the procedure is needed when the soft pulp inside the tooth’s root canal becomes infected and/or inflamed. Root canal treatment removes and replaces the infected soft pulp with new material.
These are typical symptoms of a dental abscess.
In many cases like this, the routine treatment would be extraction. Because the patient wanted to save her tooth she was referred to our practice, for her treatment, from the Telford area.
The patient was nervous about the procedure. Myths and untrue Stories about root canal treatment are often repeated, leading to people being overly worried and so deciding to take the tooth out instead.
X-rays were taken which showed large areas of infection in the bone. The treatment was started and with the help of our expert skills, a microscope and modern materials an almost immediate improvement was achieved.
The use of local anaesthetic meant that the entire treatment was painless and the patient has had no problems from her tooth since we completed her root canal treatment seven years ago.
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