Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment can be performed in one pain-free visit.
At SF Dental Practice we have a special interest in endodontic treatment with many years of experience in root canal treatment.

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What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury.

Why is root canal treatment needed?

If the pulp becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root canal system of the tooth.
This may eventually lead to an abscess. If root canal treatment (RCT) is not carried out, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out.

Does it hurt?

No. A local anaesthetic is used and it should feel no different to having an ordinary filling done.

What does it involve?

The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure but preserves the effected tooth from needing extraction.

What will my tooth look like after treatment?

A root filled tooth will often darken after treatment. If there is any discoloration, there are several treatments available to restore the natural appearance.

What if it happens again?

Root canal treatment is usually very successful. However, if the infection comes back the treatment can be repeated.

What if I don’t have the treatment?

The alternative is to have the tooth out. Once the pulp is destroyed, it can not heal and it is not recommended to leave an infected tooth in the mouth. Although some people would prefer an extraction, it is usually best to keep as many natural teeth as possible.

Where can this treatment be carried out?

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure, which at SF Dental Practice we will be happy to do for you.

Find us

01733 563 945

info@sfdentalpractice.co.uk

www.sfdentalpractice.co.uk

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SF Dental Practice
9 Fletton Avenue
Peterborough
PE2 8AX

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