When the decay in the tooth has increased to the extent that it is impossible to save the tooth, then dentists will recommend root canal treatment. Dentists in LONDON W1 use this treatment as the very last option, since they prefer to try every possible opportunity to save the natural tooth. One of the main indicators for tooth decay is constant pain of the gums surrounding the affected tooth. Once the procedure is successfully completed, the patient will be relieved from the pain and the infection will completely stop.
First the dentist will anaesthetise the area. The decayed part is then removed with the aid of special tools specifically designed for this treatment. An access cavity is made into the nerve chamber and the inner tissue is cleaned thoroughly. The nerve chamber is widened to accommodate the filling material. After this, the entire area is cleaned to make it germ free.
The next step consists of filling the nerve chamber with fillings of silver, composite, porcelain etc to restore the original shape and stop any infections getting back in. Then a cap is placed over the whole tooth to seal it completely. The cap is usually made of acrylic or porcelain. To ensure it does not stand out, it is made to the same colour as the rest of the teeth before being fixed. The internal healing takes between 2 to 3 weeks depending on the severity of the case. The entire process takes between 2 to 3 sittings. Once the cap has been fitted the tooth can be used just like your natural teeth and must be cleaned in the same way.