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Root Canal Treatment

If tooth decay is not treated, it can lead to an infection of the dental pulp, the soft tissue at the centre of the tooth.

This infection can cause a toothache, painful abscesses and, eventually, tooth loss. We can treat a pulp infection with root canal treatment.

Under local anaesthetic, your dentist will begin by removing the infected tissue from the root canal. Once the canal is clear, they will seal the tooth with a filling to prevent further damage.

To boost its structural integrity, dentists usually fit a crown on top of the affected tooth once the root canal treatment is complete. If the infection has left your tooth significantly damaged, a small post may be inserted into the root canal before it is sealed, providing the necessary support for a crown fitting.

If you are experiencing severe toothache, you may require a root canal treatment. Call us on 020 8224 7562 to book an appointment for an examination. If you need a root canal treatment, but you are feeling nervous about the procedure, talk to your dentist about the sedation service we provide for anxious patients.

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