Root canal treatment is a procedure performed on a tooth with a dead or dying nerve that cannot be saved. Acting swiftly is crucial to preserve the tooth, as a dead nerve can lead to discolouration and decay. The treatment involves cleaning out the affected nerve from the root canal and filling it with an inert material, typically gutta percha.
The root canal procedure can often be done without local anaesthetic. After cleaning, the canal is irrigated with medical solutions and disinfected using ozone therapy to reduce bacterial contamination. Some teeth have a single root canal and can be filled to rebuild the tooth, while others with multiple canals, especially at the back of the mouth, may require a crown and special core with posts. Here at O3 Dental in Letterkenny, we use the K3 system for most root canal treatments, offering a minimally invasive and non-surgical approach.
We empathise with the fact that the idea of a root canal can be anxiety-inducing for some patients. But, rest assured, at our dental practice, Dr. Flanagan is committed to ensuring your comfort and well-being every step of the way. With his specialised training and expertise in performing root canal treatments, along with our state-of-the-art facilities and strong dedication to hygiene, we strive to provide you with a smooth and stress-free experience. So, if you find yourself in need of a root canal treatment, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – we are here to restore your dental health and bring back your beautiful smile.