Personalised Root Canal Treatments For Your Unique Condition
A root canal is a straightforward dental procedure to relieve pains caused by an infected or abscessed tooth. The treatment is necessary when oral bacteria has invaded the pulp inside the tooth. This usually happens when a dental cavity is left untreated for a long-time and if the tooth is cracked or damaged due to trauma.
We carefully understand your special oral condition and customise a suitable root canal treatment plan accordingly. This custom-made approach is what helps us provide better and more sustainable results for your teeth through our root canal treatments.
When To Get A Root Canal Done
A root canal is essential when harmful bacteria get inside the central part of your tooth, often due to a long-ignored cavity or an injury to the tooth.
Sometimes, you might not even realize that there’s a problem with your tooth that needs attention. Here are some signs that suggest you might need a root canal:
Lasting tooth pain
While many things can cause tooth pain, deep and persistent pain might mean you need a root canal. This pain can also spread to your jaw, face, or other teeth.
Hot and cold sensitivity
If your tooth hurts after having something hot or cold, like coffee or ice cream, and the pain sticks around for a while, it could be a sign.
Gums that are puffy or sore
An infected tooth can make the gums around it swell or feel tender.
A bump on the gums
Sometimes, you might see or feel a small bump on your gums near a sore tooth. This bump might let out a bad-tasting fluid.
A puffed-up jaw
If the infection doesn’t find a way out, it can make your jaw look or feel swollen.
A tooth that looks darker
An infected tooth can change color because it isn’t getting the right amount of blood.
Pain when you touch or chew
It can hurt to use or even touch a tooth that needs a root canal.
A broken tooth
If you break a tooth, harmful bacteria can get deep inside it.
A tooth that feels wobbly
A tooth with an infection might not feel as firm in your mouth because the infection can weaken the bone holding the tooth.
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Step 01- Preparing For Root Canal
Before the treatment, your dentist will take X-rays of the affected tooth. This allows them to build up a clear picture of the root canal and assess the extent of the damage.
Step 02- Removing The Pulp
Your dentist will then access the soft tissues at the centre of the tooth to remove the infected pulps. This is done under local anaesthesia, so the process is painless.
Step 03- Cleaning And Filling The Pulp
Once the pulp chamber is thoroughly dry and clean, your dentist will use a material called gutta-percha (rubber-like material) to temporarily fill the canals. It is heated and compressed to help it fit against the walls.
Seda Ozyoney has more than sixteen years of experience as a general dentist and endodontist. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University, Turkey, and her PhD from Marmara University, Istanbul.
After earning her PhD in Dental Sciences, she started working in two renowned clinics in Istanbul, Turkey. She is expertise in working with elderly patients, children, and those suffering from dental anxiety.
Her specialisation mainly covers cases of endodontic treatments and restorative work, including esthetic anterior composite fillings, veneers, and crowns. She is also a longstanding member of the Turkish Endodontic Society and the European Society of Endodontology.
What Our Happy Clients Say
"My root canal treatment was done very professionally here. Especially Dr Seda, my dentist, made me feel very calm and reassured throughout the procedure before she did anything.”
"Dr Seda and her lovely team are fantastic. They went above and beyond to make me feel relaxed and looked after, both during and after the procedure. They take proper care in their work and never make the appointment or procedure feel rushed. I really appreciate this; thanks To Dr Seda and her team."
"I am a new patient at the Invisalign Center, and I must say that I found them to be a first-class dental practice in Dubai in every way. I was really scared of getting a root canal treatment done because of the bad experiences my friends and family had. Dr Seda, with her team, proved to me otherwise."
Preparing for a Root Canal
- Make sure to take any medications prescribed by your dentist as directed before your appointment.
- Avoid smoking before your root canal.
- Have a meal before your appointment as the numbness afterward will make it difficult to eat.
- Ensure your teeth are well-cleaned by brushing and flossing before heading to the dentist.
- Wear comfortable clothing for your appointment.
- Stay hydrated by drinking water, but steer clear of alcohol and caffeine before your appointment.
- Bring headphones and your favorite music or an audiobook to help you stay relaxed.
- Practice deep breathing exercises or meditation to help keep you calm.
- Plan your transportation in advance as you might not feel up to driving afterward.
- Plan for your post-appointment care and make sure to follow any instructions given by your dentist.
- Clear any doubts or concerns you may have with your dentist before the treatment.
Recovery Period After a Root Canal
Aftercare is a non-negotiable to achieve a speedy recovery after a root canal procedure. Here is what you need to know :
Management of Pain
It’s normal to feel some soreness or pain after getting a root canal. Your dentist may suggest prescription or over-the-counter pain medications to help you cope with the discomfort. It’s vital that the drug be taken exactly as prescribed.
Avoiding Certain Foods
To protect the temporary filling or crown, you should wait a few days before consuming anything hard, sticky, or crunchy.
Observe Good Dental Hygiene
To avoid infection, be sure to practice regular, gentle brushing and flossing around the treated region.
Scheduling Visits for Follow-Up
Make sure you keep all of your follow-up dental visits. The treated area will be examined, and if required, the temporary filling will be taken out and a permanent one put in its place.
Rest and Relaxation
Allow yourself to take it easy and recover after the procedure. For a few days, rest from any activities that may be considered physically exhausting.
What To Expect After Your Root Canal Procedure
Usually, recovery from a root canal takes less than a week. You might feel a bit of pain for a few days, but medicine can help with that. If your pain is really bad or goes on for more than a week, talk to your doctor.
You shouldn’t feel a lot of pain after a root canal, but you might feel a bit sensitive for a few days. This is normal, and you can take regular pain medicine for it. Usually, any discomfort goes away in a week or two.
Yes, but wait until you don’t feel numb anymore. The numbness from the treatment usually lasts a few hours. For the first couple of days, eat soft things like noodles, mashed potatoes, and yogurt. Eat harder foods when you feel ready. Also, don’t bite or chew with the tooth that was treated. Use the other side of your mouth to chew until the final tooth fix is done.
It depends on what kind of sedative you received. If you have a local anesthetic or nitrous oxide (laughing gas), you can drive yourself. If you had a stronger sedative, you will need someone else to drive you.
It’s better not to. Smoking can impede the healing of your tooth and might cause more dental problems later on.
Returning to Work or School
Most people can go back to work or school the next day after a root canal. However, if you had strong sedation for the treatment, you might need an extra day or two to feel fully okay.
After the treatment, keep your tooth and mouth clean. Brush and floss as you normally do, and use an antiseptic mouthwash. If you have a temporary filling and are waiting for the final one, avoid chewing with that tooth until it’s done.
Longevity Of Results
Like all dental treatments, there’s no guarantee on how long they’ll last. However, getting your root canal done from a reliable dental clinic in Dubai can assure a high longevity of results. On average, it can last anywhere from 10-12 years. When followed by filling, a crown root canal can last up to about 20 years or more.
Choosing a Practitioner for Root Canal in Dubai
A general dentist or a specialist called an endodontist is usually the one who performs a root canal. General dentists often work on front teeth because they have fewer roots. If you need a root canal on a tooth with many roots or if it’s a complex case, then it’s recommended to see an endodontist.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, they are not. Although there is a big misconception that root canal is painful, it is typically done under local anesthesia and is painless. You will only have slight numbness for 24-48 hours until the anesthesia wears off.
The procedure can generally be done in one visit and should not take more than two hours. However, if your condition is severe, you might need at least two visits to complete the procedure.
Leaving your decayed tooth untreated because it doesn’t hurt can make matters worse. It will spread the decay from one tooth to another, causing severe pain and eventually wanting to perform a root canal on more than one tooth. In addition, this will cost you more money than if you had taken care of it much earlier.
With advanced dental technologies, root canal treatment has evolved dramatically over the years. This treatment now boasts a success rate of 95% when performed under an experienced endodontist.
The cost of root canal treatment varies according to different conditions. A properly performed root canal treatment can ensure the repaired tooth lasts for a lifetime without any additional dental work required.
You have to keep your teeth decay-free by brushing and flossing every day. Eat a healthy diet low in sugar and avoid acidic beverages like soda. Follow up with regular professional dental cleanings and exams.