Dr Lucy qualified from Newcastle dental school in 2014 and had a further training year in London, before moving to North Yorkshire. Lucy found that her passion within dentistry was endodontics (root canal treatment) and so pursued further training and graduated with a masters degree in Endodontics in 2019.
This higher level training allows referrals from colleagues to treat more complex cases. Most importantly, it has helped to save lots of patient’s teeth which is the most rewarding part of her career.
The aim of root canal treatment is to relieve discomfort and save your tooth rather than remove it.
Over the course of two visits, your dentist will remove any decayed tooth tissue and clean the root canals to remove the bacterial infection and place a temporary filling. This will then be left to settle. When you return for your second visit, your dentist will fill the root canals using find rubber-like points that seal the area and prevent further infections.
Contrary to belief, the procedure is not painful though the appointments are long in length. You will be given a local anaesthetic – just in case – and a rubber dam will be placed around the tooth. The rubber dam may feel strange at first, but most patients find this comfortable as it prevents any water spray from going into the mouth.
Occasionally it is advisable to have a crown placed on the affected tooth once healing has occurred. The loss of pulp tissue and accessing the roots can weaken the tooth structure, so it is often best to place a crown as a preventative measure.
Your dentist will discuss all of the treatment options available as part of your initial consultation to have no unexpected costly treatments.
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