Root Canal Treatment

Best option? Save your natural tooth.

A 'root canal' is the term that refers to the natural cavity or space within the center of the tooth. It is made up of the pulp chamber which provides nutrients and nerves to each tooth and the 'canals' that connect to each other or to the surface of the root of the tooth.

A cavity in the tooth leaves an opening where bacteria can enter and multiply. Left without treatment, these bacteria cause infections and form pockets or abscesses filled with pus up at the roots of the tooth. This causes severe pain and swelling that could spread to other areas of the face or head. Serious infections bring about bone loss around the tip of the tooth's roots.

A root canal is a procedure done to treat and save a tooth that is damaged, infected or badly decayed. The treatment involves (1) removal of the nerves and pulp and (2) cleaning and sealing the infected area inside the tooth.

Teeth can become damaged and infected due to severe decay, repeated dental procedures, cracks in the tooth or trauma to the face. Constant pain, swelling and tenderness of the gums, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold and discoloration of the tooth are signs that one may need a root canal. A visit to the dentist will best determine the ways to deal with each particular case.

Dental microscope

Researchers found that patients with multiple endodontic treatments had a 45% reduced risk of cancer.

We're Zooming In On Your Teeth

Modern root canals are virtually painless.

To make sure we reach our goal, Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic in Dubai has always relied upon the latest, most state-of-the-art technology available. That’s why, for root canal treatments we keep Global dental microscopes in our arsenal.

More Precise Treatment

We’re leaving no spot unexamined. Global dental microscope provides enhanced visualization and access to even the most difficult angles of the teeth, mouth and jaws, and allows for a better, earlier and more accurate diagnosis and treatment of many dental conditions. With its unmatched precision, the need for of x-rays is reduced without compromising a procedure. That alone significantly improves quality of treatment and no one has to stay long hours for a treatment.

Armed to the Teeth

Global dental microscopes are trusted by more dentists worldwide than any other brand of microscope. We use Global dental microscopes at Dr. Michael’s to bring a far greater level of success to every root canal procedure we perform. This state-of-the-art technology also plays a pivotal role in helping us better educate our patients about their condition and treatment.

That’s right. At Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic, we make sure you get superior root canal (endodontic) therapy using unparalleled technologies. Come and visit us today.

The Truth About Root Canal and Cancer

Debunking the Myth

While there are plenty of undisputable resources about the effectiveness of root canal (endodontic) treatment, misinformation continues to circulate online. Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic, along with our American Board Certified Endodontist Dr. Yasmin Al-Zoubaidy, continuously work on educating the public about root canal safety while debunking the myths that root canals cause cancer or other health problems.

To date, there has not been one valid, scientific evidence linking root canal-treated teeth and disease elsewhere in the body. The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) states that there is no causality between root canals and cancer; just because a person has experienced both doesn’t mean a cause-and-effect relationship exists.

In fact, a 2013 study published in a journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery) found that a patient’s risk of cancer doesn’t change after having a root canal treatment. Additionally, researchers found that patients with multiple endodontic treatments had a 45% reduced risk of cancer.

Researchers found that patients with multiple endodontic treatments had a 45% reduced risk of cancer.

“As dental professionals, we know there is no evidence of a link between root canal treatment and cancer or other diseases,” said AAE President Dr. Gary R. Hartwell. “It is in the best interest of patients to understand there is no valid, scientific evidence linking root canals to such health problems, and also to understand the advancements in modern dentistry that make endodontic treatment predictable, effective and successful.”

The AAE offers dental professionals, the media and patients with authoritative and reliable information on root canal safety on their website. These resources include:

  • Root Canal Safety Fact Sheet — explains the history of focal infection theory and research showing that there is no valid, scientific evidence linking root canaled teeth and systemic disease.

Feel free to contact us should you have more questions regarding root canal therapy. For more information about the AAE, visit the Association's website.

Myth & Truth

  • Myth – Root canal treatment is painful.
  • Truth – Root canal treatment doesn't cause pain, it relieves it.
  • Myth – Root canal treatment causes illness.
  • Truth – There is no valid, scientific evidence linking root canal-treated teeth and disease elsewhere in the body.
  • Myth – A good alternative to root canal treatment is extraction.
  • Truth – Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the very best option.
  • Myth – Root canal therapies are often lengthy, requiring many visits.
  • Truth – Root canal therapies can be completed in one or two appointments.
  • Myth – You do not need a root canal if you’re not feeling any pain.
  • Truth – Teeth that require root canal therapy are not always painful.

At Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic in Dubai, we use Global dental microscope to bring a far greater level of success and to make sure you get superior root canal therapy.

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