Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment (endodontics) i.e. required when the blood or nerve supply (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury.
Why is treatment needed?
If the pulp becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root canal system of the tooth and can eventually lead to an abcess, which can be very painful. If root canal treatment is not carried out the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out.
What does it involve?
Root canal treatment is performed under local anaesthetic and involves the removal of the infected pulp and cleaning and shaping of the area. A temporary filling is placed whilst the tooth settles and when all the infection has been cleared, the tooth can be permanently filled or crowned.
This is a skilled and time consuming procedure. Most courses of treatment involve 2 or more visits to your dentist.
Root canal treatment is a routine dental procedure and is usually very successful , under anaesthetic it should feel no different to having an ordinary filling done.
It may be better to restore the tooth with a crown to provide extra support and strength to the tooth.
The only alternative treatment is to have the tooth extracted. The tooth cannot heal and it is not recommended to to leave an infected tooth in the mouth. Although some patients may prefer an extraction, it is best to retain as many natural teeth in the mouth as possible.
PRICES FROM – £300.00 to £500.00
20% discount on the above prices applies to all plan memberships.