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Treating Nasty Infections Effectively For Patients Near Hanwell

01-10-2013

It is not always easy to notice an infection in a tooth. Some symptoms may become noticeable if left untreated, but ideally a patient will want to know about an infection early enough to prevent severe damage that could result in the removing of a tooth. Regular visits to the dentist are crucial as they can spot early signs of infection and treat the damaged teeth. There are various ways that infections can be treated; root canal treatment for example is a process designed to remove infection and keep it at bay.

The Causes of Infection

A tooth can become infected when the tissue inside the tooth becomes inflamed. The most common causes of this are:

  • Trauma to the tooth (a crack or a chip)
  • Decay caused by poor oral hygiene
  • Multiple dental procedures

The Symptoms of Infection

You should consult your dentist if you feel one of the following symptoms as these could be signs of inflammatory or infection:

  • Sensitive or tender teeth
  • Swelling in the gums
  • A bad taste in your mouth

Root Canal Treatment

As an infected tooth will not heal itself, it is important to treat it as soon as possible to prevent damage to the immune system. Root canal treatment is a common, popular method of removing nasty infections and restoring a full, healthy smile.

Root canal treatment consists of just two visits to the dentist. During the first, the infection will be removed and the root canal (the space inside a tooth) will be cleaned. Then a temporary filling is inserted where the infection used to be. During the second visit, the temporary filling is removed. If everything looks okay, a permanent filling will be inserted. If you would like more information on root canal treatment please contact the team at Sparkle Dental Boutique near Hanwell.

 

 

Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT

phone 020 8567 4344

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday:

8.30am – 5.00pm

Alternative Saturdays:

9.00am – 4.00pm