The Home of Family Dentistry

The Home of Family Dentistry

The Home of Family Dentistry

The Home of Family Dentistry

Root Canal Treatment

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A root canal is a procedure that is used to treat infection at the centre of the tooth. Root canal treatment is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury. If the pulp becomes infected it may spread through the root canal system of the tooth eventually causing an abscess or infection.

The aim of root canal treatment is to clean and sterilise the canal to remove the bacteria which is the source of the infection. The pulp is then sealed up and the tooth is restored with a filling or a crown.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You are completely numb when you have a root canal treatment so the process should be painless. It is quite common to have a little discomfort for a week after. Pain relief could involve taking paracetamol (dependent on your medical history).

After a root canal treatment on a back tooth the tooth is significantly weakened so it is often necessary to place a supporting structure in the form of a crown or an onlay to stop the tooth fracturing.

The best way is to go to the dentist to have an examination. In some cases pain can mean you need a root canal treatment, however sometimes a tooth can be completely asymptomatic yet need a root canal treatment.

General Dentistry Treatments

Dentures

Dentures

Dentures are removable appliances that are made for your mouth to replace missing teeth
Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

This dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth

Fillings

Fillings

White or tooth coloured composite filling materials are made from a mixture of a resin base filled with glass type particles

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

In certain instances if a tooth cannot be saved then removal is required

Emergency Treatment

Emergency Treatment

Dental pain can affect your sleep and day to day life. It is always a good idea to get it treated as soon as possible

Bridge

Bridge

A bridge is a fixed dental restoration that replaces missing teeth

Crown

Crown

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is cemented over a tooth. It covers the tooth and restores its shape, size, strength and/or improves its appearance