High quality dental care

In a modern and relaxing environment

Call us today on 01908 696 131

Root Canal Treatment

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

If a tooth is cracked or has a deep interior cavity, bacteria can enter and cause decay of the nerve, tissue, and blood vessels in the canal. If left untreated, the diseased tooth may throb become sensitive to temperature extremes and even cause infection in the jawbone that could lead to an abscess.

Traditionally, this type of core tooth damage meant complete removal of the affected tooth but recent advances in dental technology now means the problem can be treated with a root canal procedure. This cleans, disinfects and refills the interior of the tooth to prevent serious pain and permanent damage to decayed teeth.

A root canal procedure can take a long time to complete and is usually split into two or three sessions. Following anaesthesia to numb the affected tooth, the dentist makes a hole through the crown of the tooth, removes the pulp using tiny delicate instruments and then thoroughly cleans and disinfects the canal. Once clean, the canal is gently shaped so the surgeon can fill it easily with a harmless rubber-based material that helps prevent future infection. At this point, a permanent metal pin may also be attached to the root of the tooth to provide long-term support and then the cavity is temporarily sealed. This marks the end of the first part of the procedure. On your next visit, the temporary sealing is removed and a permanent crown or veneer fitted to permanently seal the tooth.

Although a root canal is a very commonly performed procedure, complications can occur. If the tooth cannot be properly cleaned or if the damage is beyond repair, the dentist may choose to extract it instead. To maximise the chances of having a successful, complication-free procedure, always follow your dentist’s specific pre and post-operative instructions.


We are hosting an Invisalign open day with massive discounts available plus free whitening and free retainers

✔️ Full COVID-19 risk assessments in place in accordance with current guidelines
✔️ Appointments are for consultations and in house digital scanning
✔️ You will get an instant simulation of what your teeth could look like after Invisalign
✔️ 0% finance available

Our practice will remain open with all safety measures in place during November.

To take advantage of this amazing opportunity call us on 01908 696 131 or leave a message on 07557 962181
Book your place now!