Laser Root Canal Treatment
At Painfree Dentistry we are always improving our dental technology, we want to provide the highest quality care to every one of our patients. One of the latest procedures we offer is the laser root canal treatment. Laser treatments have transformed dentistry.
What is the Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry uses laser energy and water to perform a variety of procedures. This newer method makes treatments on the gums, teeth and bone less painful and more comfortable for patients. The laser can perform dental procedures with less damage to the surrounding tissue which results in faster healing time. This advancement has been particularly useful for the root canal treatment.
What is Root Canal?
Root canal is preformed to save a tooth that has infected, damaged or decayed pulp. The pulp is the innermost part of the tooth. During the root canal treatment the infected pulp will be removed and the tooth will be filled with root canal filling.
You will know you have a damaged root canal if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Pain when biting down
- A dull ache in the gum and roots
- Severe pain in the gum and roots
- Discoloration in the gum
- Swelling in the gum around the tooth that is infected
A damaged root canal can be caused by a variety of things. Usually it is caused by poor dental hygiene, broken or cracked teeth where the infection has gotten into the pulp or injury to the tooth.
Laser Root Canal Treatment?
Laser root canal treatments can be performed in one visit. The appointment usually takes around 30 minutes to complete. In some cases a follow up appointment may be needed but your dentist will discuss this with you if it is the case. Every patient is different but for an average one appointment procedure this is what to expect during treatment.
To begin a local anaesthetic will be given. Then with the laser a hole will be made in to the crown of the tooth which allows access to the root canal. Now the infected pulp will be removed and the area will be cleaned. After that the filling will be placed and to finish the tooth will be closed and a crown will fixed to the tooth.
If you require two treatments there will be a few extra steps but your dentist will discuss this with you.
Your dentist will discuss aftercare with you but there some general advice for patients. You should:
- Brush daily but not too vigorously
- Use mouth wash to keep the mouth clean
- Floss but avoid the crown area
- Don’t eat foods that are too chewy
Choose Painfree Densitry for your root canal treatment we can offer:
- Fast and efficient treatment
- Root canal that is not painful
- Faster healing time
- An end to painful teeth
- Affordable prices