Root Canal Treatment

Preserve your natural tooth

Preserving your natural tooth - this is the main purpose of a root canal treatment. If you have a damaged or infected tooth, extraction is not the only solution. Root canal treatment can repair and save your tooth from further damage so it can normally function as before.

Root canal refers to the natural cavity within the center of your tooth where the pulp and tooth nerve are located. When your tooth has finally emerged from your gums, your tooth nerve is not essential to your overall oral health anymore.

At Micris Dental Clinic, we provide you professional root canal treatment in Dubai, with our specialists endodontists doing each procedure with utmost care and accuracy to make sure you only get the best service you deserve.

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Do I Need A Root Canal?

Your endodontist will examine if your pulp, which is the soft tissue inside your root canal, is either inflamed or infected. Untreated inflammation or infection in the pulp can lead to abscess or severe pain. Here are some of the signs that you may need a root canal treatment:

  • Toothache
  • Sensitivity
  • Discoloration
  • Swollen gums
  • Chipped or cracked tooth
  • Recurring pimples on the gums

In some cases, however, there are no evident symptoms. This is why a regular visit to your dentist is recommended.

How is the Root Canal Treatment Done?

The root canal treatment would require one or more visits to complete the whole procedure. Upon consultation, your dentist will assess the condition for your tooth to determine if you are a candidate for root canal. Here is the step-by-step procedure on how the root canal treatment is done:

  • X-ray Assessment – Your dentist will determine through an X-ray the condition of your tooth and whether there are signs of infection in the surrounding bone.
  • Local Anesthesia – This is needed to numb the area near the tooth and make you more relaxed during the treatment. 
  • Cleaning – To remove the pulp, bacteria, and debris from the affected tooth, an access hole will be drilled on it. Subsequently, a series of root canal files of varying sizes are placed in the access hole to scrape the sides of the root canals.
  • Sealing – After the tooth is cleaned, it needs to be sealed either on the same day of the cleaning or after a week depending on the condition of the tooth. If there is an infection, certain medications may have to be applied for a couple of days before finally sealing the tooth. 
  • Final restorative procedures – If necessary, your dentist will recommend further restorative treatments (e.g. dental crowns) to protect and prevent the treated tooth from breaking.

Benefits of Using the Carl Zeiss Microscope During Root Canal Treatment

The Carl Zeiss microscope is one of the advanced technologies used in Micris Dental Clinic for our root canal treatments. This requires well-trained professionals with their assistant when in use. The dental microscope allows the endodontist to have precision while entering the small canal entry branches and points with magnification up to 15-30x. The endodontic treatment will then eliminate parts of the canal containing bacteria, being able to see the tiny details in the tooth.

If this is not treated, inflammation will occur and possible tooth loss. The endodontics microscope overall helps in finding hidden canals, preservation in the structure of the tooth, efficient work procedures and removal of separated instruments. Consult your endodontist immediately to examine and determine the best endodontic treatment plan for your case.

Frequently Asked Questions

The short answer to this question is no. When you come for a root canal treatment, It is made sure that your experience is comfortable and virtually pain-free.

We use the latest state-of-the-art technology such as Global dental microscopes to zoom in on your teeth during the procedure. This assures you that each step of the treatment done by our professional endodontists is conducted with absolute precision.

Most root canal treatments can be finished in just two or three appointments. During your first appointment, your dentist will examine your case and perform the extraction of the infected pulp from your tooth. As for your second and/or third appointment, the root canal is cleaned and a filling or crown is placed to prevent infections.

The cost for a root canal procedure would vary based on these factors: the severity of the case, the particular tooth that needs treatment, as well as the additional restoration methods involved. Generally speaking, saving your natural tooth through a root canal is less expensive than extracting it and replacing it with an implant or dental bridge.

Most teeth can undergo root canal treatment. On certain occasions, however, a tooth cannot be saved because of the following reasons:

  • The root is severely fractured
  • Root canals are not accessible
  • Tooth does not have enough bone support
  • Tooth is too decayed to be restored

After your root canal, you should eat soft foods so you wouldn’t have to chew that much. Avoid foods that are too hard, too hot, or too cold for the meantime.

Some patients may experience sensitivity or swelling after the treatment, so proper medication will be prescribed. A follow-up appointment should be scheduled accordingly. Always practice good oral hygiene such as regular tooth brushing, flossing, and dental checkups. Generally speaking, most root canal treated teeth last as long as your natural teeth.

During the first few days after the treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive especially if the tooth used to be painful or was infected. To prevent any sort of discomfort, your dentist will recommend you to take necessary medications or over-the-counter pain relievers.

After a Root Canal Surgery, you should wait to eat until the anesthetic has worn off. There are some soft meals that are suggested such as Oatmeal, Lukewarm vegetable soup, Pasta or other kinds of noodles, Mashed Banana, Pancakes.

If your tooth still has some nerves after the root canal, it may be particularly tender and sensitive, so it's important to keep your food and drinks at a mild temperature. After a Root Canal Procedure, you should avoid hard and crunchy food such as carrot, corn on the cob, apples, chewy foods, nuts and also avoid spicy food as it could cause discomfort or sensitivity.

Some patients experience the pain but it goes away with the help of antibiotics, but it doesn't mean that the infection no longer exists. Root Canal is designed to disinfect the inside of the tooth and stop spreading of the infection.

If a Root Canal Treatment is left untreated, the potential of serious infection can result. When an infection is left untreated, it’s more likely to spread to the other areas of the mouth, putting you at risk for serious dental problems. The infection can cause pus filled sac, which can lead to serious complications like a stroke, heart attack, or life threatening sepsis.