Does the thought of undergoing root canal treatment fill you with dread and worry? Has your dentist or endodontist in Dubai recommended this course of treatment which has left you feeling stressed about the world of pain that awaits you? Before you begin to panic, it is important that you delve into what undergoing root canal treatment in Dubai really entails.
Root canal treatment, also known as Endodontic treatment, is a procedure in which the entire infected, inflamed or damaged pulp of a decayed or traumatized tooth is removed and replaced with an inert material after cleaning, shaping and sterilizing the area. This saves the tooth from being extracted and restores its functional ability. The pulp is a soft tissue located beneath the white enamel and hard layer called the dentin, containing nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue that help the root of the tooth grow during its development. The pulp can be removed from a fully developed tooth, as the tooth will continue to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it. While this form of treatment might have been painful in the past, with anesthetics and modern technology, most cases can be treated comfortably and speedily.
Being experts in the field of dentistry, we at Dr. Paul’s Dental Clinic deliver one of the most effective root canal treatments in Dubai. Our root canal specialist in Dubai has additional advanced training that focuses on diseases of the pulp and its management. We ensure that our procedures are relatively painless, and we keep our patients relaxed before they begin the treatment. We carry out simple as well as complex procedures which include endodontic treatments and microsurgery in our dental clinic in Dubai. Book an appointment for a painless root canal treatment in Dubai.
One of the main causes of a dental pulp infection is one’s laxity towards tooth decay. Common symptoms that indicate the need for root canal treatment include painful cavities, pain while chewing, prolonged pain due to hot and/or cold food and beverages, gum boils, nighttime pain that hinders sleep, or trauma to the tooth. If any of these symptoms appear, we advise that you visit a dental clinic and treat it at the earliest, as untreated tooth decay can even damage your tooth bone.
When a patient reports to our clinic complaining about pain, we first evaluate their history and perform a comprehensive oral examination. Additionally, the endodontist might be required to run a few tests like a cold test, heat test, electric pulp testing, percussion, or palpation testing. Thereafter, radiographs are generated for a proper diagnosis, in order to plan an effective treatment.
The treatment steps that follow are as follows:
The time taken for this procedure can vary, depending on the complexity of the root canal(s) and the severity of the infection. While some procedures might be completed between half an hour to two hours within a single or over multiple sessions, in cases where the endodontist anticipates that more time would be needed to clean, shape and disinfect the root canal(s), multiple sessions might be required. On the whole, root canal treatment has a success rate of 96% with the remaining 4% involving cases where pain and swelling is experienced due to a reinfection wherein retreatment might be required.
It is important to note that root canal-treated teeth are brittle, which is why a cap, also known as a crown, is always advised, in order to maintain their integrity and prevent further damage. This would require the shaping of the teeth and impressions to be made for the fabrication of the prosthesis, in order to ensure that the crown fits perfectly. The crown is thereafter cemented to the tooth.
A child’s general wellbeing and eating routine can be severely affected in the case of painful cavities or an infection. If your child’s baby tooth with a deep cavity that infects the pulp can be root canal treated, then this is the most accepted choice of treatment. Though your child’s primary teeth will eventually fall out, it is preferred to choose root canal therapy over extraction in order to maintain the space required for the developing permanent tooth below. Furthermore, the infection can cause facial swellings, fever, and can even damage the underlying permanent tooth bud if left untreated with severe infections, requiring antibiotic therapy or hospitalization.
Root canal treatment is similar for kids and adults, with some exceptions. In the case of kids, a few things should be noted as follows:
The tooth can remain tender immediately after root canal treatment, which is why rinsing the mouth with ice-cold water and taking anti-inflammatory tablets is recommended, as this will provide relief. As a part of the treatment at this stage, a temporary filling is placed between visits to keep out saliva and debris, which needs to be protected by avoiding the consumption of hard food. After the final restoration is completed, and depending on the type used, the dentist might recommend caution while chewing for a few hours to a few days. After this stage, and once the tooth settles and is protected by a crown, there are hardly any restrictions to using the root canal-treated tooth and consuming any kind of food.
At Dr. Paul’s Dental Clinic, we have an expert, highly qualified dentist in Dubai, to provide you with the best-in-class endodontic treatment in Dubai. Our facilities are technologically advanced, and we follow modern dental practices while treating our patients. Should you undergo pain, or notice a tooth infection, do connect with us at the earliest for a speedy diagnosis. We will examine your condition and accordingly advise as to whether you require a root canal procedure.
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Dr Sanoop George is very professional in his approach to treatment and ensures the best treatment and care is given to his patients. He took all the time in the world to detail us what is the actual issue and what treatment protocol has to be followed. We are very impressed with Dr Sanoop and the staff at Dr Paul’s Dental Clinic. Will recommend Dr Sanoop and Dr Paul’s dental clinic to anyone with serious dental issues.
I did visit Dr. Sanoop George at Pauls Dental to get some advice and guidance regarding my daughter's tooth challenges. I am always impressed with the in-depth knowledge of Dr. Sanoop and how he translates it into simple language for us to be able to understand it. He also has the knack for making you relaxed despite performing complex procedures. He also took time to explain the procedure in detail and simple steps to be performed by her to have healthy teeth. The clinic itself is geared for various dental issues and would be a one-stop-shop. We are also very impressed by the professionalism of the staff at the clinic. The nurse, Ms. Mardy very kindly moved her personal commitments to another day to assist with our procedure. Recommend Dr Sanoop and Pauls Dental Clinic to anyone wanting quality dental consultation.
Dr. Binoy Paul's Clinic at Oud Metha, Dubai is what I would unerringly recommend to anyone as scared and nervous about painful and uncomfortable dental treatments as I used to be until I met Dr, Binoy. At the very onset he makes one feel at ease with his friendly, chatty, warm, caring and enquiring vibe. He puts me totally at rest with explaining the problem and the steps he will take to tackle the problem with his procedure in which he is perfect. It is almost impossible for me to trade him for any other dental specialists during my long stays back in India or anywhere else, so addicted am I to his careful and gentle hands wherein a Root Canal procedure or any other cavity fillings are almost painless
Recently, I had a root canal treatment done at Dr Paul's Dental Clinic. I was very happy with the results. Dr. Paul is a real professional Endodontist with sufficient dental medical knowledge and excellent clinical skills! He also is a very caring, patient, gentle, kind person! Above all, reasonable prices!
I was having pain in the upper right side of my teeth and I was enduring the pain for almost a week. It was unclear if it’s because of a nerve or an impacted tooth. until I was referred to Dr. Binoy. He advised on doing a root canal on one of the molars. He is very patient, knowledgeable, and professional, and knowing that he is a specialist endodontist for root canal treatment, I know I am in good hands.
He’s very thorough in doing the procedure and right after the first session, the pain was gone!
I did not even have to take any pain medication because the pain was gone!
I highly recommend Dr. Binoy and his team, they really are a gem among the dental clinics in Dubai as they do their work properly. The ladies in the reception are also accommodating, very responsive, and very professional. I highly recommend them.
I visited Dr. Pauls Dental Clinic today and the service was amazing. Starting from the reception, everyone was friendly and helpful. I did a root canal treatment and I thought it would be painful and a little bit afraid. To my surprise, I didn't feel a thing! Dr. Binoy has the softest hands and the calmest voice. He did the procedure perfectly and comfortably. The nurses also are very proactive and quick when the doctor needs something. Dr. Binoy also advises you on what to do and really takes care of you like a family member. I have been to several other dental clinics here in Dubai for the past six years, but definitely, I will switch to Dr. Paul's Dental Clinic, because they have the best service. Looking forward to my next appointment. A happy patient!
If root canal treatment is possible, then it would be a better choice over extraction. Extracting a tooth can lead to undesirable loss of bone, which could impact the feasibility of future restorations. It could also lead to the loss of space due to the movement of adjacent teeth into the vacant space or spacing between the teeth created due to the extraction. This in turn can cause misalignment of the upper and lower teeth. The only exception to this is in the case of a wisdom tooth that does not have an opposing tooth to be functional. However, in some cases, root canal treatment is not practical and the only option would be to extract the tooth and replace it with a dental implant, bridge or partial denture.
If done correctly, root canal treatments have a success rate of 96% and are thus safe to be done in the case of both adults and children. Furthermore, the root canals are filled with biocompatible materials.
It depends on the severity of your condition. Your endodontist can determine the need for antibiotics after a preliminary examination. In most cases though, antibiotics are not required unless the patient experiences a facial infection and swelling, in which case, they may be prescribed.
It is a complication developed after an endodontic treatment, where you experience severe pain and swelling. You should immediately inform your endodontist and schedule a visit. The dentist will re-instrument the root canal and prescribe appropriate medication.
While lying down, blood rushes to the head, which can put extra pressure on already sensitive teeth, thereby causing excruciating pain. To resolve this issue, dentists generally recommend painkillers and that the head should be elevated with an extra pillow. You can also place an ice pack on the affected area of your face. Also make sure that no food particles are stuck in the already-formed cavity. Additionally, you can use a mouthwash to prevent this from happening.
You should avoid doing so as the bacterial infection can spread and form a pus-filled swelling known as a dental abscess. This condition would require immediate medical attention. In some cases, the infection might also spread to your gums, tissue or the bones that support the teeth.
No, this is not recommended. Once the infection spreads to the pulp, it cannot be managed by undergoing a simple filling.
In some cases, a significant amount of natural tooth is lost due to extensive decay or injury. In such cases, in order to facilitate a stable crown, an additional procedure called post-core is done to ensure the final crown is stable and durable. The post is a tiny rod that is usually made up of metal that is inserted into the root space of the tooth and protrudes from the root. The core is that which replaces the missing tooth structure and holds a dental crown in place. The post holds the core in place and redistributes stresses down to the root, thus reducing the risk of coronal (crown) fracture, which is the fracture of the coronal part of the tooth.
Dental X-rays used for endodontic treatment have very low radiation, which is why there is no cause for worry. Moreover, patients are asked to wear protective lead aprons to make the process safer.
Most insurance providers do cover root canal treatments in Dubai. Connect with our team so that this can be evaluated for you.