The pulp is the ‘living’ tissue inside a tooth. If this becomes infected, root canal treatment can prevent the infection from spreading and help save the tooth. Infection may be caused by deep decay, damage or a large filling.
The pulp is removed and the root canals flushed clean with an anti-bacterial solution. These are then carefully shaped with special instruments and washed again to remove any debris. The clean canals are filled with a rubber compound and the tooth is fully restored with either a permanent filling or crown.
Root canal therapy has a reputation for being painful but, thanks to anaesthetic and our gentle touch, it should be just like having a normal filling. It’s also worth remembering that root canal is more cost-effective than replacing a lost tooth.
If you maintain an effective oral hygiene routine, a root canal treated tooth should stay intact for years. Regular check-ups are also important so any problems can be swiftly picked up.
Priya is very thorough and gentle. As a nervous patient, she reassured me and talked me through every step of my treatment which was of great comfort to me personally thank you Priya.
This dentist is currently brilliant if only my doctors at Moorswalk were as good as this dentist.
Staff was very friendly and the dentist was very calming, explained everything she was doing.