Root Canal Treatment Dubai
Root canal or endodontic treatment is needed when the live nerve within the tooth dies, this can happen for several reasons such as trauma, fracture or deep decay. Severe toothache is often related to the nerve dying and an abscess forming around the roots of the teeth, this requires treatment from your dentist as soon as possible.
Dentist Direct have well-developed expertise in root canal treatment Dubai, when performed it involves removing the dead or dying nerve and blood vessels from within the pulp chamber. Your dentist will usually perform this over 2 visits, after making sure you are anaesthetised using The Wand, then place over a rubber sheet called a dam to protect your mouth and allow you to relax. They will then use special small instruments to clean inside the roots. The empty roots of the teeth and pulp chamber are disinfected and filled with a rubber-like material to seal them. Quite often a tooth that has been root filled will need a crown afterwards to keep it strong, your dentist will discuss your best options with you.
Root canal treatment is successful 95% of the time, you should still have regular check-ups to maintain your overall oral health and your dentist will take routine x-rays to ensure the infection hasn’t returned. We promise to provide the best dentistry in root canal Dubai has to offer.
Historical Facts Regarding Root Canal Service
Root canal treatments originated at the end of the 1600’s, discovering the nerve of the tooth and how to remove it dispelled the myth that “tooth worms” were the cause of decay and tooth ache.
Early dentists used all kinds of hazardous material to fill the root canals, such as lead, arsenic and even gold. Around 1850 Edwin Truman discovered “gutta percha” – which is used even today to fill the space in root canals.
The discovery of dental x-rays in 1895 changed dentistry forever, allowing dentists to see how long root canals were then accurately fill them with gutta percha. The beginning of the 1900’s saw root canal treatment fall out of fashion, dentists scared of early research suggesting bad teeth infected many organs of the body and tired of performing such a fiddly and tiresome treatment opted to extract all decayed and non-vital teeth.
Luckily the procedure was refined and continued from the 1940’s to today, where dentists and endodontists carry out root canal therapy under sterile conditions and quite often use a powerful microscope to carefully examine the tooth structure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I even need a root canal treatment?
Certain damages to teeth such as decay, trauma, cracks and fractures can result in the delicate blood supply and nerve in the tooth dying. This dead tissue causes an infection which can lead to severe pain.
What happens during a root canal appointment?
To fully complete a root canal treatment can take 2-3 separate appointments. The first stage involves cleaning out the old nerve tissue from inside the root canals. The dentist will place a sterile sheet over the tooth called a rubber dam to keep the areas clean and prevent saliva from entering the tooth. They will shape and disinfect the inside of the roots. X-Rays will be taken to ensure the whole of the root is cleaned to the very tips.
The next stage is filling the root canals with a sterile rubber material called “gutta percha”, another X-Ray is taken to ensure the roots are completely full and they have a good seal at the bottom. Depending on how much tooth was lost due to either decay or trauma the dentist will finish by placing either a filling or a crown.
Will it be painful?
At Dentist Direct we take every measure to absolutely maximise your comfort. Using The Wand anaesthetic system means you will not feel a thing, you can listen to music on noise cancelling headphones or simply drift away in your own imagination.
Are root canal treatments bad for my health?
Root canal treatments have received some bad press recently from alternative health sources, these reports are not founded on scientific studies. If you have any concerns you should speak to your dentist about them.