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Dental emergencies

Root Canal

Looking after the health of the soft tissues inside your teeth.

What is Root Canal

A root canal is the name of a treatment that repairs the damaged soft tissue inside a tooth. This soft tissue is known as the dental pulp, and is composed of connective tissue, nerves, and blood vessels. Together, this tissue helps the tooth to grow.
Sometimes, this tissue becomes damaged. It could be that the nerve dies, there is physical trauma to the tooth, an old filling fails, or perhaps gum disease causes the damage. Whatever the reason, damage to this pulp can be extremely painful, so it is usually very obvious to the patient that something is wrong.
This treatment will remove the damaged pulp and replace it with dental filling. The good news is that the pulp is no longer necessary in adult teeth because it has already completed its task of helping that tooth to grow, however the filling will replace the pulp to retain the strength and health of the tooth.

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Is a Root Canal really worth it?

Yes, absolutely. Anyone who knows the pain of a soft tissue infection or the nerve dying inside the tooth knows just how worthwhile a root canal is. Not only does this treatment rid you of what can be severe dental pain, it also prevents the infection spreading further, and helps to preserve your natural tooth and avoid further dental treatments that you would need to replace it.

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What are the benefits and risks of a root canal treatment?

After root canal treatment is complete your tooth should no longer give you pain.
Root canal treatment lets you keep your real tooth. If your tooth is removed, you may need further treatment to replace it. Root canal treatment can also help protect your other teeth from wear and tear.
Root canal therapy appointments can take up to one hour per session. You will need to have a local anaesthetic to make sure there is no pain during the procedure.

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If you’re ready to take the next step towards a healthier, happier smile, book your appointment with us today.

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