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ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

Root Canal Treatment does not hurt, it is a routine dental procedure.

Root Canal Treatment is needed when the nerve of a tooth is infected.  This can happen because of decay or injury and may lead to a dental abscess.

If Root Canal Treatment is not carried out the infection could spread and you may end up losing the tooth.

You treatment usually involves  local anaesthetic and will feel no different to having an ordinary filling, although it will involve 2 or more visits to your dentist.

At the first appointment the dentist cleans out the root canal (the space in the centre of the tooth) and shapes it in preparation for the filling.  The dentist will place a temporary filling in the tooth and then leave it to settle down.

At the next appointment the dentist will check whether the infection has cleared and may clean the canals again if there is any infection remaining.

When the infection is completely cleared the dentist will replace with a permanent filling.

You may need to have the tooth restored with a crown to give it extra strength and support.

There may be some tenderness in the area afterwards (not pain) and this will usually subside within 7 to 10 days.

Root treated teeth should be looked after in exactly the same way as other teeth.

It is important to always ask your dentist to explain your treatment options fully before starting a course of treatment.  You need to understand the pro’s and con’s of treatments in order to make an informed decision about which course of treatment is best for you.

At Tavistock Drive Dental Care we provide you with all of the treatment options, we also give you a full written estimate for the cost of treatment.

Contact us on 0115 9602717 if you would like further information.

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