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Smile Perfection is a leading endodontic practice in Pretoria, offering the highest quality care for root canals, nerve treatments, and endodontic surgery.

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Introduction

At Smile Perfection, we understand that root canal treatment can be a daunting prospect. 

However, our skilled endodontists are here to alleviate your concerns and ensure a comfortable experience. 

Root canal treatment is a procedure aimed at saving a severely damaged or infected tooth, preventing the need for extraction. 

By addressing the underlying issues within the tooth’s pulp, we can help you preserve your natural smile and maintain optimal oral health.

What is an Endodontist?

An endodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on treating the inner part of the tooth, known as the pulp. 

After completing dental school, endodontists receive additional years of advanced training in endodontics, equipping them with the expertise to perform complex root canal procedures effectively. 

When you visit our practice, you can trust that your treatment will be handled by an experienced professional who specializes exclusively in endodontic care.

Signs You Might Need Endodontic Treatment

If you’re experiencing tooth pain, sensitivity, or other issues with your teeth, you may need endodontic treatment. 

Some common signs that you may need to see an endodontist include:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Swelling or tenderness in the gums
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • A pimple or bump on the gums near the affected tooth

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek treatment from an endodontist promptly.

Common Root Canal Symptoms

Are you experiencing persistent dental pain or discomfort? It could be a sign that you require root canal treatment. 

Common symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal include severe toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling, gum tenderness, or a recurring pimple on the gum. 

If you are experiencing any of these signs, it is crucial to seek prompt dental attention.

 Delaying treatment may lead to further complications, including abscess formation or tooth loss.

Procedure

Root canal treatment typically involves the following steps:

  1. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia will be administered to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Our team is skilled in pain management techniques to minimize any discomfort.
  2. Dental Dam Placement: A dental dam, a small rubber sheet, will be placed around the affected tooth to isolate it and keep it clean during the procedure.
  3. Accessing the Pulp: An access hole will be created in the tooth to reach the infected or damaged pulp.
  4. Cleaning and Disinfection: The infected pulp and any debris will be carefully removed from the tooth’s canals. The canals will then be cleaned, shaped, and disinfected to eliminate bacteria and prevent reinfection.
  5. Filling and Sealing: Once the canals are thoroughly cleaned, they will be filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha. The tooth will then be sealed to prevent further infection.
  6. Restoration: Depending on the extent of damage to the tooth, a dental crown or filling may be placed to provide additional strength and protection.

Aftercare 

After your root canal treatment, it is essential to follow these guidelines for a smooth recovery:

  • Take any prescribed medications as directed by our endodontist.
  • Avoid chewing on the treated tooth until the final restoration is in place.
  • Practice good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and flossing gently.
  • Attend all recommended follow-up appointments for evaluation and monitoring.

Our dedicated team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions tailored to your specific needs. 

Should you have any concerns or questions during your recovery, our compassionate staff is always available to address them.

Smile Perfection Treatments

Smile Perfection is a leading dental practice that provides exceptional dental care to patients of all ages. Our team of experienced and compassionate dentists offers a wide range of dental services, including general, cosmetic, aesthetic, emergency, and orthodontic care.

Frequently Asked Questions

More Questions? Email us: info@smileperfection.co.za

Yes, in many cases, an endodontist can complete a root canal treatment in a single visit. 

However, the number of visits required depends on various factors, including the complexity of the case, the presence of infection, and the anatomy of the tooth. 

Some cases may require multiple visits for optimal results. Your endodontist will evaluate your specific situation and provide a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Typically, local anesthesia is used during a root canal treatment to numb the area around the tooth and ensure a comfortable experience. 

Local anesthesia blocks the sensation of pain, but it doesn’t put you to sleep. However, in certain cases or for patients with anxiety, sedation options may be available. 

Sedation helps patients relax during the procedure, but it is not always necessary for routine root canal treatments.

While endodontists are highly trained and skilled in locating and treating root canals, there is a slight possibility of missing a canal due to various factors, such as complex anatomy or hidden canals. 

However, endodontists utilize advanced technologies like dental microscopy and imaging techniques to enhance visualization and improve the chances of locating all canals. 

If a canal is missed or not adequately treated, it can be addressed during subsequent visits or through retreatment if necessary.

The duration of a root canal treatment performed by an endodontist can vary depending on factors such as the tooth’s complexity, the number of canals, and the presence of infection. 

On average, a root canal treatment can be completed in one to two appointments, with each appointment lasting approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Your endodontist will provide a more accurate estimate based on your specific case.

After a root canal treatment, a dental crown is often recommended to protect and strengthen the treated tooth. 

The timing for getting a crown may vary depending on factors such as the tooth’s condition, healing progress, and the treatment plan determined by your dentist or endodontist. 

In some cases, a temporary filling or crown may be placed immediately after the root canal. The permanent crown is usually placed within a few weeks to a couple of months after the root canal to ensure proper healing and stability.

What Our Patients Say

kgomosto debeta
kgomosto debeta
2023-06-02
Best dental practice ever, The stuff was super great, and made me to choose a better treatment for my teeth. Thank you so much Smile perfection for your amazing services. I'm definitely coming back!!!!
Vanessa Makwakwa
Vanessa Makwakwa
2023-06-02
Went earlier for a teeth cleaning, and was welcomed by a very friendly receptionist and the Doctor himself is very cheerful. The experience was painless and l can't wait for my next appointment
Lucia Mkwanazi
Lucia Mkwanazi
2023-01-02
Dear Doctor Maubane Thank you so much for giving me a beautiful smile! I can't stop looking at the mirror. My mom even says that I smile 😁 a lot more now! You made my experience with braces really nice, I'm so glad you were my orthodontist for this process once more THANK YOU so much 🙏🙏
Bongiwe Ngobese
Bongiwe Ngobese
2022-11-24
Best dental care service ever, everyone is so welcoming and friendly from the Receptionist to the service provider himself Dr FP Maubane
Dineo Phasha
Dineo Phasha
2022-11-01
I would recommend everyone to Dr Maubane let me tell my beautiful story with Dr Maubane, I went to Dr and consult about my tooth cause I've been suffering with my front tooth for so long and it was very painful and lifeless tooth he gave me options what to do with my tooth and that time I was losing hope that my tooth will never be saved but this magical Dr definitely did save my tooth and he even offer a free consultation now Im pain free and my tooth is still there, I'm highly recommending Dr Maubane the best dentist ever😎
Mokotedi Ditlhakanyane
Mokotedi Ditlhakanyane
2022-11-01
I have had the most wonderful experience with Dr Patrick Maubane. If someone is able to bring out the most beautiful smile of your child back and that being able to boost their self-confidence and self-esteem what more can you ask for. I recommend Dr Maubane to anyone due to his professional ethic, dedication to the profession and commitment. Thank You So Much for your self-lessness. I strongly recommend you for your excellent workmanship.
Morateng Tyhali
Morateng Tyhali
2022-08-12
I wouldn't recommend him to anyone. It's either he doesn't know what he's doing or he's chasing to claim more from medical aid. My daughter went there on Monday to take out a wisdom tooth (it was not painful at the time). He injected her on the gums and sent her for x-ray afterwards. After x-ray results that's when he saw that actually he can't take out that tooth but four of them have be removed from the theater. I mean who starts with injection before x-rays 🤷? You can't start with the last procedure and end with the first one. If he started with what comes first he could have seen that there was no need to inject the poor child. So he just caused my daughter an unnecessary pain cos the tooth was not taken out. He injected her for fun nje. So if you love yourself, don't even try going there. On top of that, when I enquired about this, he was so rude to the core!!!! And unprofessional at the same time. I will book my daughter to someone who knows her/his story,.
kgopotso mahlanyana
kgopotso mahlanyana
2022-01-07
Service received was very satisfactory. Well advised . Thank you.
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