• Breaking the Myths About Root Canal Treatment
    Breaking the Myths About Root Canal Treatment
Breaking the Myths About Root Canal Treatment

Breaking the Myths About Root Canal Treatment


When your dentist tells you that you have to undergo a root canal treatment (RCT), a feeling of mixed emotions will get triggered in your mind. There have to be some worries, some anxieties – especially, if you have never undergone the treatment before. Many people feel concerned how badly painful the procedure is.

Dr. Pakan Mazaheri is a leading dentist in London and has successfully handled hundreds of root canal cases over the years. He says that when patients know exactly what the treatment involves, their anxiety level automatically diminishes to a considerable extent.

In the following paragraphs, we will discuss some of the crucial aspects of the root canal treatment. By the way, Dr Mazaheri is available for his patients at the Chatfield Dental Centre in Battersea and performs root canal treatment on prior appointments.

When do you need a root canal?

The crown of our tooth is made of a white, hard layer called enamel. Then there is an even thicker dentin layer. Inside the dentin layer is the soft tissue or the pulp. The pulp consists of blood vessels and nerves that run from the crown to tip of the roots of the tooth.

The pulp can get infected and inflamed because of various factors. A damaged pulp gives out signals in the form of a toothache, excessive sensitivity to heat or cold, swelling and in certain other ways. However, certain cases of pulp injury can involve no symptom at all.

When the pulp damage is left untreated, it leads to pain, swelling and eventually loss of your jawbone, which supports your teeth in place.

What is the good thing about root canal?

Before the root canal technology existed, the patient had to undergo a tooth extraction to resolve the problem of damaged tooth pulp. After the root canal treatment, your tooth will go pulp-less. But this doesn’t affect the tooth in any way to perform its basic functions. Moreover, you can easily maintain it through routine oral care and hygiene measures.

What is the procedure involved in the treatment?

The invasive treatment requires you to be under sedative medication. You’ll be administered with a shot to numb the feelings inside your mouth. Numbing jelly is also applied to the gums to reduce your sensation.

With the help of a dental drill, the pulp and the nerves around the affected tooth are removed. The treatment requires 3 to 4 sessions on average to be completed. In other words, in order to complete the root canal treatment for a tooth you’ve to visit the practice multiple numbers of times.

How much pain is involved in RCT?

This is a very common question among patients. Invasive dental procedures like root canal are bound to cause much stress and nervousness among patients, especially for the first-timers. Modern dentistry is significantly less painful, and root canal treatment is no exception. As you’ll be under the effect of sedative during the procedure, you’ll hardly register any sensation of pain during the drilling process.

There’s one destination for successful root canal treatment in Battersea. The practice is located on Chatfield Road and operates even on Saturdays. Please feel free to contact us on here for anything related to root canal treatment.