Root Canal



Feeling very much like receiving an ordinary filling, root canals are treated and filled when the nerve and blood supply to the tooth have become damaged or infected by trauma or extensive decay.

Endondontic treatment consists of removing the nerve from the affected teeth. The treatment involves the removal of the root nerve using modern and painless techniques to thoroughly clean and disinfect your tooth following the best practice guidelines.

We use the latest techniques including microscopes to ensure you receive the best dental treatments available.


Extreme tooth pain is the most common symptom that indicates the need for a root canal. This may be the result of extensive tooth decay, dental trauma or in some cases less objective reasons.


  • Tooth pain, this can vary from mild to severe.
  • The pain can lessen or intensify during the day, it may increase when biting down on the tooth.
  • In some cases patients can experience a prolonged sensitivity to hot foods and liquids.
  • Gums may feel tender or swollen close to the affected tooth. You may also see a blister next to the affected area.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms we advise you to contact us as soon as possible. We will advise the next steps depending on the severity of your symptoms.

  • Immediate loss of a tooth can be prevented.
  • When a tooth is root treated the infection is contained and stopped from spreading to neighbouring teeth.
  • The prevention of infection also protects your gums and improves your chances of keeping your natural teeth for longer.

In previous years, a root canal treatment might have been a painful procedure. Nowadays, thanks to advances in modern dental treatments and local anaesthetics most people experience no pain when undergoing root canal treatment.

If you are nervous about any aspect of this treatment please speak to a member of the team and they will be able to answer any questions that you may have.

After successfully completing a course of root canal treatment, your dentist will advise you that the tooth needs to be protected with a dental crown. This is to protect the tooth and prevent any tooth breakage that might lead to tooth loss.

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