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Essential restorative treatments for a healthy smile

Root canal treatment and fillings

Restorative treatments in 60 seconds

  • Root canal treatment can help resolve tooth pain, not cause it
  • Zero-impression digital scans of teeth for restoration design
  • Aesthetic tooth-coloured fillings
  • Indirect fillings milled on site
  • Flexible payment plans

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Dr michael frankl
Dr Fahad Taub
Dr Anna Kuzniar

Good news about root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is a part of a branch of dentistry called ‘endodontics’ which means ‘inside tooth’.

These dental therapies focus on treating problems that start from within teeth.

Root canal treatment has a negative reputation as a painful dental procedure. The truth, however, is that root canal treatment is the solution to tooth pain, not the cause of it.

If your tooth becomes infected, then you may need to have the nerve removed to get relief from the pain.

In root canal treatment, a dentist opens your tooth, removes the nerve, cleanses the inside, treats the tooth with medication and then seals it off with a protective restoration.  All of this is done under local anaesthetic and feels no different than getting a regular dental filling.

Once your tooth has been treated with root canal treatment, it will stop hurting. Even if your tooth was not in pain to begin with, root canal treatment could correct a problem before it causes you pain.

Mickey and the staff were absolutely great and I felt very relaxed and was made to feel at home (I'm a very nervous patient and don't like needles either) the quote I got was very good and I will be taking up the treatment once I know where I am with a few things.i have no doubt at all that I will be looked after and I feel absolutely confident with the treatment plan I was given and it was very thorough and everything was covered in fine detail. I would highly recommend.

little Minx

Aesthetic tooth-coloured fillings

There are two main types of dental fillings: direct and indirect.

Direct restorations are shaped and cured directly inside the prepared tooth. Indirect fillings (also called inlays) are first designed and cured outside the mouth and then are fitted to the tooth like inserting a piece into a puzzle.

We provide both types of these aesthetic dental restorations here at Lotus Clinic. Direct fillings are made from a composite resin dental material that can be coloured to match your natural tooth shade. The indirect fillings are milled on site in a CEREC machine that carves solid inlays out of ceramic blocks.

To create an indirect restoration that precisely fits your tooth, we will take a digital scan of your teeth. There is no need for taking any messy dental impressions.

Depending on the size and shape of the tooth you need to restore, your Lotus Clinic dentist will recommend either a white filling or a ceramic inlay.

Commonly asked questions about root canal treatment and fillings

How long does it take to get root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment does not take much time at all. Most treatments are completed within 30 to 60 minutes. Some complex cases may take as long as 90 minutes.

What are the signs that I might need root canal treatment?

A few common signs that your tooth nerve is inflamed and may need to be treated with root canal treatment include:

  • Pain when biting down on your tooth
  • Swelling in the gums around your tooth
  • Abscess in the gums next to your tooth
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Severe fracture in your tooth

Should I replace my silver fillings with tooth-coloured restorations?

Metal fillings are unpopular these days, but they are strong and durable. If you currently have silver fillings that were placed many years ago, they should be checked by a dentist. As long as those metal fillings are still doing their job, you should not rush to replace them with white ones. A Lotus Clinic dentist can examine your fillings and let you know whether you should update them with white fillings or even a dental crown.

Do I need a filling or root canal treatment?

A regular dental filling does not address problems involving the nerve of the tooth. You need a filling if you have a cavity that has not reached the centre of your tooth. If the decay has reached the centre or is close to doing so, however, then the nerve of your tooth is compromised and needs to be treated with root canal treatment. Only a dentist who can examine your tooth with X-rays can tell you which treatment you need.

What happens if I don’t get root canal treatment?

Getting root canal treatment when it is indicated can let you keep your tooth, which is the ideal outcome. If you do not treat your tooth, the infection can spread and worsen to the point that your tooth will have to be extracted. After that, your next best option may be to replace the tooth with a dental implant.

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I have been treated by Dr Frankl and his team for nearly two decades now. He has always been caring and professional to the highest degree, and available at times of need.  His clinic has a calming elegant feel, being fitted with the most impressive up-to date equipment.  In short, I highly recommend the Lotus clinic.

Noam Trieman

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