Root canal treatment step-by-step
Root canal treatment is usually spread over two or more stages.
Firstly, an anaesthetic is administered to the patient to ease any anxiety and make the treatment pain-free and comfortable. The tooth is then isolated through the use of a rubber dam. This is used for sterilisation purposes and to ensure no more bacteria can enter the infected tooth.
Next, we use high-tech equipment in the form of a flexible titanium rotary file to shape the canals. Titanium is noted to be of an excellent biocompatible level with humans, and this material also minimises the risk of infection or possible fractures to the teeth during treatment. 24 Hour Emergency Dentists use ultra-modern apex locators to identify the exact length of the canal; we also use modern microscopic equipment to ensure the canals are perfectly shaped. The dentist will then disinfect the tooth with a powerful disinfectant to ensure sanitation, further reducing any chance of infection.
Finally, the root canal filling material, known as gutta-percha, is used to fill the root canal, enabling the tooth to remain healthy after treatment finishes.