Root Canal Dental Treatment In Romford & Havering

Endodontics, otherwise known as Root Canal Treatment, is a specialist form of dentistry that is required when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth is infected due to decay or fracture.

The symptoms can be very painful and if the infected tooth is not treated immediately an abscess will form, which could result in the tooth having to be removed or more serious treatment required.

Key facts about Root Canal Treatment

  • Root Canal Treatment is a specialist dental procedure usually carried out over two visits and has a very high success rate.
  • The procedure is carried out to remove all infection from the root canal. Once this is done the root is then cleaned and filled to prevent further infection.
  • Root Canal Therapy doesn’t usually hurt, as you will be placed under local anaesthetic. There may be some tenderness afterwards, but your dentist will be able to advise you on aftercare once the treatment has been completed.
  • You may require a crown to protect the brittle tooth, which would provide extra support to the vulnerable tooth.
Root Canal Treatment is only necessary when you have an infection that causes dull to severe pain and tenderness when you bite. If left untreated, the infection could spread throughout the root canal system, leading to an abscess.

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