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Q. I have heard that having a root filling procedure can be painful. Is this true?
A. In the vast majority of cases having a root filling procedure is not painful at all. At Space Healthcare we have the very latest state-of-the-art technology to painlessly and effectively numb your tooth. Once your tooth has been numbed using a dental anaesthetic you will feel no pain.
Q. I have been told that I need a crown after having my tooth root filled. Why is this?
A. Your tooth is more likely to fracture compared to a tooth which has not been root filled. The reason for this is that a lot of the internal supporting dentine has been removed to allow the root filling to be placed. Research shows that this makes the tooth more susceptible to a potentially serious fracture under biting pressure – and that may mean the end of the road for a tooth you’ve already invested time and effort into saving.
Putting a crown on your tooth is one way for us to protect the tooth from fracture.
Q. I’ve been told by my dentist that a tooth I had root filled a few years ago is infected. What are my options?
A. Every individual case is unique but in general terms you need to consider:
Depending on your tooth’s particular problem, we would offer the following options:
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