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Root Canal Treatment Dubai

What is root canal treatment?

A root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment is required when the pulp of a tooth gets infected. Many good dental clinics provide endodontic treatment in Dubai. The main purpose of a root canal treatment is to get rid of the prevailing tooth infection and decay. It also protects the tooth from further microbial attack.

When is a root canal needed?

Endodontic treatment or root canal treatment becomes necessary if there is an inflammation or infection in the soft tissues of your tooth, also known as pulp. This inflammation can take place due to a variety of causes like extensive tooth decay, extensive dental procedures such as a very deep filling or a crown, previous history of trauma such as a fall or a blow or sometimes even a crack in the tooth.

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What are the signs that root canal therapy might be needed?

Certain signs might indicate the need to get a root canal treatment in Dubai. Given below are a few of them-

  • In case of extreme tooth pain, caused due to chewing of food or any other form of application of pressure.
  • In case of extreme tooth sensitivity ( to both hot and cold)
  • In case of discolouration or yellowing or graying of the tooth
  • In case of swollen gums or a pimple on the gum, that doesn’t seem to heal or a discharge from the gum.

How is a root canal treatment performed?

Many endodontists in Dubai perform excellent root canal treatment but at New Ivory dental and Implant clinic we do things a little differently. We can provide same day and one visit root canal treatment in Dubai, unlike many other dental clinics. We use the dental operating microscope for increased accuracy and precision. The process involves the removal of the infected portion of the pulp and the nerve from the root of your decayed tooth followed by cleaning and shaping of the inside section of the root canal. A same day dental crown is placed on top of the newly decontaminated tooth to restore it to its normal state which is manufactured in-house with our CEREC system.

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Step-by-step procedure for root canal treatment:

Getting started with a root canal

There are mainly four distinct steps in a root canal treatment Dubai. It starts with the dentist, who might uses a small syringe to numb the affected area by injecting local anaesthesia. Local anaesthesia can be made almost painless. As soon as the anaesthesia takes effect, the infected area goes numb and then it becomes ready to be operated on. A dental dam is also used by a dentist, to keep the area he is working on, dry.

Clearing up root canal infection

The second stage of root canal treatment dubai involves clearing up the infection. The dentist usually uses very small drills to clean the inside portion of the tooth after going through the crown. All the decay is removed and then he uses a small file to clear away the inner chamber of the tooth and remove any infected pulp. After that, he flushes the cleaned area with an antimicrobial solution to prevent it from getting infected in the future.

Filling the root canals

As soon as the inner chamber of the tooth is cleaned and thoroughly dried, the dentist fills it up. A rubbery substance called gutta-pecha is used. A temporary filling seals the operated area and is later covered by a crown to restore normal function.

The final stage of a root canal

Usually a few weeks after the surgery is done, a permanent crown is fixed on the operated tooth. If you are looking for the best dentist in dubai, to get your root canal done you can visit new ivory dental and implant clinic

How does endodontic treatment save the tooth?

Root canal treatment can save your decaying or infected tooth by removing the infected pulp present within it and replacing it with a sanitized filling. This prevents the tooth from future damage and restores a decaying tooth to its original form.

Will the tooth need any special care after a root canal

Patients who have undergone root canal treatment, need to take special care of their dental hygiene. They should be extra careful while chewing or biting their food or even during flossing or brushing their teeth.

What happens after a root canal?

After a root canal treatment, the crown is usually repaired and restored to its original state. Dental implants are also used in some cases. After all the medical procedures are complete, the tooth will look as good as new.

So if you are looking for a root canal treatment dubai, then New ivory dental and implant clinic can be an excellent choice. They have the best dentists and the best facilities, that will make sure that your procedure happens with ease.

Our Root Canal Experts

Dr. Tanveer Ahmed – is an Indian dentist in Dubai, received training from the German board of Implantology, and is an Implantologist and dental surgeon in private practice for the past 20 years. He is passionate about precision dentistry and does all Root-canal treatment under the dental operating microscope. He also well versed in the use of nitrous -oxide sedation for nervous patients. He is also a CEREC dentist and can perform same-day root canals and crowns in just one visit.

Dr. Tanveer Ahmed

Dr. Mona Ziadkhani one of the best cosmetic dentist in Dubai, is passionate about creating her patients an ideal smile. Being an Iranian dentist in Dubai she excellently communicates in  English and Persian. She is well trained in the use of the dental microscope, CBCT 3D scanning, Nitrous Oxide Sedation as well as CEREC for same day and one visit crowns.

Dr. Mona Ziadkhani

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FAQ's

What is a Root Canal Treatment?

A Root Canal is a small passage inside the tooth that has blood vessels and nerves. When a tooth gets infected because of decay or trauma, the nerve inside gets inflamed and possibly infected. A root canal treatment basically is the cleaning of this inflamed tissue inside the root of the tooth. It is later followed by disinfection and sealing of the canal. This is done using small and thin highly flexible files that shape and gently enlarge the canal to remove all the infected tissue. The final step is the placement of a permanent filling or a crown after the root canal treatment is completed.

Which is better - Root canal or extraction?

In general, a Root Canal Treatment is a more conservative option as it helps you to keep the natural tooth. However sometimes the tooth in question may not be worth saving because of extensive decay. Other situations where an extraction might be advisable is when the tooth in question is a wisdom tooth which is not in a proper position or doesn’t have an opposing tooth. Yet another case where a an extraction might be a better option is when the root canal seems to be partially or completely blocked on a painful or symptomatic tooth.

How painful is root canal treatment?

A root canal with correctly administered anesthetic should be usually absolutely painless. Most horror stories heard about root canals are usually due to incorrect or inadequate anesthetic. A mild amount of discomfort is usually present for about 24 hours post root canal treatment which can be very easily controlled with some pain-killers such as bruffen or aspirin.

What is the procedure for a root canal?

First after identification of the tooth in question, the tooth is anesthetized. Then a small hole is made into the tooth to access the diseased nerve tissue. Next the tissue is completely and thoroughly cleaned and removed from the root of the tooth. The root canal is dried and sealed using a sealer. Finally a permanent restoration – either a filling or a crown is placed on top to reinforce and restore the tooth to its original strength and function.

How long does a root canal treatment take to perform?

Depending on the number of canals and the complexity a root canal can take anywhere from twenty minutes to more than an hour. Sometimes in extremely challenging cases it can take two or more sittings.

How long does a root canal treated tooth last?

A Root canal treated tooth is like any other health tooth and can potentially last indefinitely. The crown or filling however might need to be changed depending on wear.

Can I have a hot drink after root canal?

Yes, you should be able to enjoy your cuppa! A root canal treated tooth is usually insensitive to hot or cold.

What should I eat after root canal?

Usually a root canal treated tooth is a bit tender to pressure and biting for about 24 hours. You must try and avoid biting on the tooth for a day or two. If the tooth is a grinder it would usually need a crown as soon as possible.

Can I brush my teeth after root canal?

Yes, it is usually ok to brush after a root canal but check with your dentist first. Sometimes there is a risk of a temporary filling dislodging if brushed too early.

Which is better – Root Canal or Dental Implant?

In most cases we try to be conservative and perform a root canal treatment. However, there might be situations where a root canal might not be predictable enough and an extraction followed by an implant placement might be a better choice. For more details on dental implants, Click here

What are the latest advances in Root Canal Treatment?

A Cone Beam Computed Tomograph or CBCT for short is used to see a 3D Map of the tooth so hidden canals and other anomalies and difficulties are spotted before even starting the RCT. A bit of anesthetic is given to prevent any pain. Access is made using a dental operating microscope for being conservative and preserving the maximum amount of tooth structure. Nickel Titanium rotary files are then used to access and clean the infected tissue rapidly and effectively. Most of the time an RCT can be completed as a single visit root canal treatment. If time permits, the crown can also be delivered in the same visit.

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