Laser Root Canal?
Laser Root Canal Treatment
Ellen Stirling Dental for Laser Root Canal Treatment in Ellenbrook, Western Australia
You may need a root canal if your tooth is cracked due to trauma, if you have a deep cavity, or if there are problems with a previous dental filling. If these dental conditions are left untreated, they can lead to dental pulp damage or pulpitis.
Root canal therapy may be needed when patients experience tooth sensitivity, particularly to hot and cold sensations. In order to determine whether you require a root canal, you will need to visit your dentist. It would help if you also watched out for several warning signs. Consult your dentist immediately if you notice any of these symptoms. When you get your infected tooth treated as soon as possible, you will likely have a better outcome.
- Persistent tooth pain
- Tooth sensitivity
- Tooth discolouration
- Swollen gums
- Cracked or chipped tooth
- Loose tooth
First, a local anaesthetic will be administered to numb your teeth.
Then, a laser drill will be used to access your pulp chamber, and a soft-tissue laser will be used to sterilize your tooth, including areas that are difficult to access with conventional root canal therapy. It offers a more precise method of exposing the dental pulp, preserving the more healthy structures on the teeth. Additionally, the laser can be utilized to reshape the root canal walls. The process involves less friction, which reduces pain and discomfort.
After the infection has been removed and the root canal has been flushed and cleaned, it will then be fitted with a special root canal filling. Afterward, a temporary crown is placed on your tooth, and the permanent crown will be applied as soon as it is ready.
- A laser root canal procedure is more precise and accurate than a traditional root canal procedure. With lasers, bacteria and the infected area can be targeted more precisely, preserving the healthier tooth structure.
- Lasers have the capability of reaching the accessory canal and cleaning it, so root canal sealers can reach right at the bottom of the root canal, which provides a stronger seal of the root canal, preventing future re-infection of the tooth.
- A laser root canal procedure is less invasive than traditional root canal treatment, resulting in less inflammation and bleeding. Additionally, it reduces pain and infection after the procedure.
- Laser root canal procedures take less time than conventional procedures because laser heat reduces the length of time it takes to perform dental procedures.
- Laser methods also promote faster healing than traditional methods.
- Lasers reduce patient discomfort by removing the sounds of drills and requiring less local anaesthesia.
A tooth that has received a root canal treatment is more likely to break or chip. The treated root is usually covered with a crown to protect it from further infection and reinforce its structural integrity.