Root Canal Treatment, also known as Endodontics, is the repairing of teeth that have serious damage to the internal soft pulp tissue. It is a highly specialised procedure involving the cleaning and shaping of the root canals before they are filled and sealed to protect the tooth against further infection. If you require Root Canal Treatment then at Horsley Dental we have the experience and to skills to help you.
Endodontic treatment is a very effective way of repairing teeth that may otherwise have to be removed. The teeth involved have often become infected by severe decay, or as a result of a fracture or deep filling. This infection can then spread below the protective enamel and dentine layers, reaching the nerves and blood vessels contained within the canals inside the tooth - which can be extremely painful.
The main symptom of a pulp infection is tooth pain and increased sensitivity to hot or cold. The tooth may become discoloured and the gum can swell and feel tender. You may also find that you have a metallic taste in your mouth. Sometimes, however, there are no symptoms at all.
At the initial consultation appointment your dentist will assess if Root Canal Treatment is appropriate for you. The procedure will be fully explained and you will have the opportunity to discuss the results you would like to achieve and ask any questions you may have. The treatment itself is complex and will require several visits to the practice, the exact amount depending on the individual case and severity of the damage.
If you think that Root Canal Treatment might be for you, please call our reception on 01483 281 414 to arrange a consultation. To find out how much Root Canal Treatment costs at Horsley Dental, please visit our Fees page to see our latest prices.