Root Canal Treatment
Endodontics | TREATING TEETH THAT HAVE HAD DENTAL ABSCESSES At the abbey
Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics) is the process of removing an infection from a tooth and sealing it so it is once again comfortable and usable. Infection in a tooth is commonly known as a dental abscess.
Through the use of a special microscope endodontists are able to see the tooth structure in detail. This allows them to carefully remove the infection from a tooth.
Following the cleaning and disinfection of a tooth it is carefully sealed to prevent the infection returning, restoring your tooth to a comfortable and usable state once again.
The Benefits of Specialist Endodontics
- Able to treat teeth with complex anatomy
- Able to re-treat previously root filled teeth
- Use of a microscope to facilitate optimum treatment
- Access to advanced imaging equipment to plan treatment appropriately in advance
Complete our contact form to arrange a consultation or ask your dentist to refer you
At your consultation we will talk you through your options and what will be required. We may also take additional x-ray images of your tooth.
The root canal treatment will be completed over one or two visits, occasionally more, depending on your individual case needs.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Although there can be some discomfort between visits, which is manageable with over the counter painkillers, the treatment itself is completely pain free due to the use of local anaesthetic.
We do provide a range of restorative options at The Abbey. Your endodontist will refer you to one of our other clinicians should you wish us to restore the tooth afterwards.
In the past, a root filled tooth would often darken after treatment. However, with modern techniques this does not usually happen. If there is any discolouration, there are several treatments available to restore the natural appearance. Root canal treatment is usually highly successful. However, if the infection comes back the treatment can sometimes be repeated.
Prices for specialist endodontics start from £795