Root canal treatment
Root canal treatment is part of Endodontics, the area of dentistry concerned with disorders of the dental pulp, most often in the treatment of teeth which are badly decayed, infected or damaged. Root canal treatment involves removal of the nerve from the tooth via a hole drilled in the top surface. The inside is cleaned out with disinfectants and needle-like instruments. The root canal is dried and a rubber filling is placed inside of the tooth.
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Conscious sedation (nitrous oxide/laughing gas)
Conscious sedation or inhalation sedation is taking deep breaths of gas (nitrous oxide, often called laughing gas) through a mask which is placed on the face/nose. This is not general anesthesia but sedation to a calm, detached and relaxed state between consciousness and sleeping, that helps overcome eventual fear or distress, but allows the patient’s cooperation, which is vital for the dentist during treatments (opening the mouth, turning the head etc). We strengthen the effect of the gas with tablets prior to the treatment, possibly using injection as well.
Pain-free controlled anaesthesia: the “magic wand”
Many patients believe that during an injection, the insertion of the needle is what causes discomfort, when in fact most of the pain is caused by the flow of the anaesthetic. The mere sight of a dental syringe and the thought of having an injection by the dentist often make patients wish they were somewhere else. Our practices are committed to providing you with the latest and best advances in dentistry. That’s why we are now offering pain-free injections with the "magic" Wand.