OVERVIEW

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

Root canal treatment is carried out when the nerve and blood vessels within a tooth become infected and die. If root canal treatment is not carried out these teeth can often become very painful, lead to infection or even tooth loss.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT

TREATMENT JOURNEY

QUESTIONS ABOUT

THIS TREATMENT

  • Sharp pain on biting or chewing
  • constant dull ache
  • Toothache with pain radiating to ear, neck, down jaw and temple
  • Waking up in the night or pain worse on lying down
  • Tenderness or pain from the gums around a tooth
  • Swelling or abscess
  • Hole in the gum discharging pus (frequent bad taste in the mouth)

During root canal treatment, the nerves, within the tooth are carefully removed and the root canal system is cleaned, shaped and disinfected to remove the causes of the infection that is responsible for the dental pain or abscess. The special filling material is then placed inside the root canals to fill the spaces and prevent bacterial re-infection.

After a root canal treatment, a filling is placed on front teeth, if they are not extensively broken and a crown is placed on your back teeth.

This is hands down the most common question we get asked at our dental surgery. Root canal treatment should not be painful once you have been given a local dental anaesthetic. If it is, you can ask your dentist for more anaesthetic.

Root canal treatment should take 2 or 3 appointments.

Appointment 1 – diagnosing the problem with x-rays and a check-up

Appointment 2– cleaning the root canal system and disinfection of the tooth to remove the bacteria

Appointment 3 – filling the tooth

Root canal treatment has been shown to be very successful to save a tooth that would otherwise require removal. After root canal treatment, as long as teeth are looked after in a similar way to the other teeth, these can often survive for many years without any problems.

TREATMENT

PRICE

from £295

WHAT’s INCLUDED?

Pain-free root canal treatment
Aftercare support

We believe in providing high quality and ethical dentistry to our patients, whilst providing bespoke treatments to cater for all their needs.

Dr Ravi & Dr Anjli

FRIENDLY & EXPERIENCED EXPERT TEAM

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