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How a Root Canal Therapy Can Save Your Natural Tooth In Port Harcourt

Nothing is better for your oral health than visiting a dentist near you on a regular basis for professional dental cleanings and checkups. When an issue arises with your teeth, our team at 3-J Dental Clinic Port Harcourt always looks for a way to maintain your natural teeth. Not only do your natural teeth look the best, but they are also the best for your chewing and speaking function and the strongest tools in your mouth.

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Whose knees do not quake at the thought of a “root canal therapy?” Pain and cost spring to mind. But how many of us even know what a “root canal therapy” really is?

Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is a dental treatment for removing infection from inside a tooth. It can also protect the tooth from future infections.

It is carried out in the pulp of the tooth, which is the root canal.

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What is root canal treatment?

A “root canal” is not a treatment, but part of a tooth. It is the hollow section of a tooth that contains the nerve tissue, blood vessels, and other cells, also known as the pulp.

 

A tooth consists of a crown and roots. The crown is mainly above the gum, while the roots are below it. The roots attach the tooth to the jawbone.

Inside the crown and the root, or the root canal, is the pulp. The pulp nourishes the tooth and provides moisture to the surrounding material. The nerves in the pulp sense hot and cold temperatures as pain.

 

The name of the dental procedure commonly referred to as a “root canal” is actually endodontic therapy, which means “inside the tooth.”

However, the term “root canal” has come to be commonly used to talk about the procedure.

When is A Root Canal Needed?

A root canal is performed when the soft inner part of a tooth, known as the pulp, is injured or becomes inflamed or infected.

 

The crown of the tooth — the part you can see above your gums — can remain intact even if the pulp is dead. Removing injured or infected pulp is the best way to preserve the structure of the tooth.

Common causes of damage to the pulp include:

 

  • deep decay due to an untreated cavity
  • multiple dental procedures on the same tooth
  • a chip or crack in the tooth
  • an injury to the tooth (you might injure a tooth if you get
    hit in the mouth; the pulp can still be damaged even if the injury doesn’t
    crack the tooth)

Benefits of Saving the Natural Tooth

There are many clinical reasons for needing root canal treatment, but there are also countless practical reasons why saving the natural tooth is a wise choice.

 

Endodontic treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for ongoing dental work. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.

Virtually Pain-Free Procedure

Root canal treatment is virtually painless and often leaves you with less discomfort during recovery than if you have your natural tooth extracted.

 

Thanks to modern techniques and effective anesthesia, patients who experience root canals are six times more likely to describe it as painless than patients who have a tooth extracted.

Efficient & Cost-Effective

Tooth extraction can take longer than root canal treatment due to follow-up appointments required for a denture, bridge or implant; plus the cost may be higher. Most dental insurance plans cover endodontic treatment.

Visually Appealing Result

Crowns not only function like natural teeth; they look great, too. Improve your smile and laugh out loud again with root canal treatment.

 

Take the time to learn more about root canal treatment and some of the common misconceptions about it and then take the first step to a pain-free, healthy mouth by visiting an endodontist near you.

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I went to 3-J dental clinic and was very happy with the work carried out on removing my loose crown which a dentist in.London could not and then 're-cementing back.in place. Everyone was very helpful and done an absolutely amazing job and my tooth is now stronger than ever. The cost is also very fair considering it was short notice as well I would definitely recommend for anyone needing a dentist in the P-Harcourt area. Thanks once again 3-J.
Steven Hadlow
I went in for a crown replacement, and the treatment I got all round was superb! Everyone was professional on all the right levels. The synergy between the doctors and nurses is worthy of high praise. I had four visits, and was treated with care and patience for each one. Awesome personalized service, well-equipped facility, skilled doctors and nurses, clean and happy environment! I definitely recommend!
-Ngozi Okoroafor
This is a fully furnished dental clinic. Located along the east west road, it can be easily accessed. Parking is not a problem. The reception is nice and cosy. The clinic offers professional dental care. They are fully equipped and have very experienced professionals. Customer service is also good. They offer Family dental care, Tooth fillings and repairs, Scaling & polishing, Teeth extraction, Surgical extractions,Teeth whitening, Root canal therapy,Veneers,Crowns, Bridges, Dentures ,etc. They are open during the week from 8am - 5pm, and on Saturdays: 8am - 2pm
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