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Composite Veneer saves the Groom! – Dr. Adyan

Composite Veneer saves the Groom! – Dr. Adyan

The front teeth are perhaps the most important teeth when it comes to socializing with other people. So when one day one of my patient broke his front tooth, it was practically a nightmare for him. Very enthusiastic when playing sports, he accidentally fell down…

A Dream Comes True – Dr Gan

A Dream Comes True – Dr Gan

Celine is a very pretty lady. She is thin, the type that every woman hates. She has big and round eyes, the type that can speak. She has sharp nose, the type that make you feel your nose is too flat. Celine had a dream.…

Root canal treatment by Dr. Aaron Lai

Root canal treatment by Dr. Aaron Lai

What is a Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment is a branch of dentistry where it involves the treatment of the pulp (heart of tooth) and the surrounding tissues of the tooth. Pulp is a living tissue consisting largely of small arteries, veins and also nerves. Bacteria that are introduced into the pulp as a result of tooth decay, periodontal disease, tooth fracture or other problems, can severely and permanently damage the pulp.

What is the success rate of root canal treatment?

Studies indicate a success rate of between 90-95% for root canal treatment. The root canal
systems of teeth are very complex, and it may not be possible to clean and disinfect all areas of the root canal system.

Will it be painful?

If adequate anesthesia is achieved it will not cause any pain. Decades ago that may have been the case, but with modern technology and anesthetics you won’t experience any more pain than getting a cavity filled. In fact, root canal treatment doesn’t cause pain but actually relieves it.

Will I have pain after root canal treatment?

Following root canal treatment, there is a possibility of some post-operative pain or tenderness on biting the tooth as a reaction to the treatment. Post-operative pain is usually far less than the pain that brought you in for treatment in the first place. Your tooth may continue to feel slightly different from your other teeth for some time after your endodontic treatment is completed. Of course, if you experience pressure or pain that lasts more than a few days, call us to have it examine.

How long does a root canal take?

Generally, it takes 3 steps of which we may separate it into 1-4 visits based on the complexity of the tooth.

Root canal treatment steps:

1. The infected dental pulp tissue in the root canal is removed.

2. The root canal is cleaned and disinfected thoroughly.

3. The now empty root canal is then filled with a solid filling material together with a sealer
to prevent further ingress of bacteria.

The amount of time a procedure takes depends on the type of tooth involved. On average it
ranges between 15 minutes-1 hour 30 minutes depending on the complexity of the tooth.

Contact Dr. Aaron Lai for a consultation for more info at aaron@story.drfauziah.com

2017 Smiles : Dr Dini

2017 Smiles : Dr Dini

In a few days, 2017 will finally come to end. How would you summarized your 2017? As for me, it is tough but nevertheless a BEAUTIFUL year. It is definitely full of ups and downs, good and bad memories. However,as the saying goes; Everything happens…

White smile: Dr Nik

White smile: Dr Nik

Salmi knew our clinic through our instagram page and had been reading the posts for quite some time. Seeing those remarkable results from makeovers, she finally decided to get one for herself. When she came in to see me, she was very sure of what…