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Root Canal Treatments

Root Canal Treatments

We use a highly skilled and qualified Endodontist who can carry out root canal procedures using state-of-the-art equipment. This will ensure that you receive the highest quality treatment, saving the tooth in the affected area and avoiding the need for extraction wherever possible.

When is a root canal carried out?

When a tooth becomes damaged or decays, it can lead to infection caused by bacteria. When this affects the soft dental pulp inside the tooth it will begin to die, causing a further increase in the bacteria. Eventually this is likely to lead to an abscess and swelling of the face. This can be very painful and a root canal procedure will prevent it reaching this stage.

The only alternative option is to have the affected tooth extracted which could then be replaced by either dentures or a dental implant. However, root canal treatment is likely to save the tooth, eradicating the need for extraction which can have long term consequences for the shape of the jaw and face, your ability to eat and confidence to smile, if you don’t get the tooth replaced.

The process

You will be treated by an endodontist who only deals with root canal problems, and is able to deliver exactly the right level of pain relief to ensure you don’t experience any discomfort. For particularly anxious or worried patients we can offer a safe, gentle sedation option.

Your dentist will remove the infected pulp and thoroughly clean the inside of the tooth to remove all bacteria. Once the pulp has been removed, the nerves will no longer exist so you will not be able to feel any pain. The tooth is then filled with a safe, inert dental gum.

This process may take more than one visit depending on each individual case, but your dentist will be able to advise you accordingly. To finish the procedure, a cap or crown will be fitted to seal and protect the tooth.

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