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Aardent Dental Centre Root Canals

Your tooth is a living, independent structure. Each one has its own blood and nerve supply filling the hollow centre (or “canal”). Unfortunately, these delicate tissues in your tooth can become injured or infected because of decay or trauma.

Infected dental nerves can result in

  • Pain when exposed to hot foods or drinks
  • Tenderness when biting down
  • A dying, discoloured tooth
  • Abscesses
  • Facial swelling or secondary infections

Unless the tooth is non-restorable and needs to be extracted, a root canal procedure can eliminate the infection and preserve your tooth.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Also called “endodontic treatment,” a root canal procedure involves opening the space inside of your tooth and removing the infected tissues inside. Then we place an antibacterial sedative inside of the tooth to eliminate any remaining bacteria. A week or so later, we remove the putty and place a filling material down into the hollowed canals, sealing off your tooth. Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy are no longer alive. To protect the brittle enamel left behind, we place a crown over the tooth. This restoration strengthens your tooth while preventing bacterial from re-entering it. Without a crown, the tooth would be more prone to fracture or wearing away or becoming reinfected.

Diagnosing Abscessed Teeth

Some teeth may never exhibit signs of an infected nerve, while others are quite obvious. If you have noticed a visible abscess along the gumlines or have a large cavity, it’s likely that bacteria have already reached the inside of your tooth.

To diagnose and plan appropriate treatment, we will take a small X-ray of your tooth that shows the root and areas around it. After we have this imagery, we can determine if the tooth is repairable or needs to be removed.

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COVID-19(Coronavirus) awareness message

Dear Valued Aardent Dental Centre Patient,

It seems that all we hear and talk about these days is COVID-19(Coronavirus). Nevertheless, we want to reassure you that we are taking extra measures in addition to our usual stringent hygiene practices. The health of our patients, staff and anyone who enters the building is of paramount importance to us.

We are taking a multitude of precautions as recommended by the appropriate health authorities (and some of our own). These include,

  • Spacing of waiting room chairs by a minimum of 1.5meters.
  • Removal of magazines, newspapers and children’s toys from the waiting room.
  • Offering patients to wait in their cars if they prefer.
  • Insisting that all people who enter the building use hand sanitiser (provided).
  • Asking all people to practice high levels of cough/sneezing hygiene.
  • Requesting that anyone with a temperature/flu like symptoms contact us and postpone their dental appointment.
  • Regularly sanitising building surfaces like doorknobs etc.
  • Requiring patients for some procedures to rinse with 1% hydrogen peroxide solution (known to kill coronavirus in the mouth).
  • Availability of non-contact body temperature devices for patient screening if the situation escalates.

Please rest assured that we are open for business and able to continue our excellent level of treatment for you.
As you will be aware the situation is ever changing as will be our response. We will endeavour to keep you informed along the way.

Kindest regards,

Richard Williams

and the

Aardent Dental Centre Team