At Saving Faces, our modern techniques and qualified endodontists will ensure your root canal surgery is as comfortable as possible. With us, your root canal treatment in Liverpool won’t feel any different to a routine filling.
Our endodontists in Liverpool can perform root canal surgery in some instances where your tooth is in pain due to swelling, tenderness, or sensitivity to heat or cold. The procedure involves removing the inflamed or infected substance that is causing the pain inside your tooth. We will then clean and shape the inside of the root canal, sealing the space once it has been filled in.
The surgery can be completed in just one or two visits to our modern Merseyside practice. Furthermore, our endodontists will ensure you only feel some minor discomfort in the days following the surgery, all of which can be relieved by common over-the-counter medicine.
Root canal surgery is a common procedure used to alleviate extreme pain in your tooth that is caused by what is known as the pulp, a collection of nerves and blood vessels that helps grow your tooth’s root when it is first developing. If the pulp – which is located under the white enamel and tough outside layer – is infected or inflamed, root canal surgery will be required.
Contrary to what many people suggest, root canal surgery is not particularly painful. It begins with a simple examination. Your endodontist then administers local anaesthetic. An opening will be made in the crown of your tooth afterwards, and a small instrument will clean the pulp. Once this is done, a safe rubbery biocompatible material will cement the opening and seal the root canal. A temporary filling will be fitted, and your dentist will then be able to put a crown on it at a later date.
Some mild discomfort may occur in the days following the root canal procedure, but it is no more than what would occur after a filling. If it does become bothersome, over-the-counter medicine will be able to relieve it until the tenderness has disappeared.