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Emergency Dentists in Kent

Root Canal Treatments in Maidstone and Kent

If decay has reached the delicate centre of your tooth, the damaged area will need to be removed and replaced with gutta-percha before being restored with a filling, inlay, onlay or a crown.

What are the signs of needing a root canal?
  • Toothache and discomfort, especially when eating.
  • High sensitivity to hold and/or cold foods.
  • Swollen gums that are sore to the touch.
  • Some facial swelling around the mouth area.
What is involved in root canal treatments?

Before the procedure even starts, you will be administered local anaesthesia so you will be unable to feel the root canal treatment. Anxious patients can request dental sedation to help you relax during treatment.

Your endodontist will wait a few minutes to ensure the anaesthesia has taken effect. Then, they will remove the infected and damaged tooth matter using special dental tools, which also reduces the risk of a future tooth fracture.

Next, the root canals are shaped, and the tooth will be disinfected with gutta-percha, which improves the tooth’s health and structure following the treatment. As soon as the tooth is free of infected material, the tooth will be restored to its previous appearance and functionality.

If you are sedated, and after you awake from your anaesthesia, you and your companion can head home. If you choose to be sedated, you must have a chaperon escort you home.

Any mild discomfort following the treatment can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of tooth decay,
call Instant Dental on 01622 291 999 to book your initial consultation.

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