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iTero oral scanners
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Snoring and sleep apnoea
Teeth whitening
Dental crowns
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What is a root canal? Do you need it?

A root canal is a treatment available to patients who are suffering from an inflammation or infection in one of their teeth. An infection can occur due to bacteria in the mouth getting into the tooth. This can be caused by several reasons, such as tooth decay, due to a chip or crack in the tooth or dental trauma. The infection can spread into the pulp at the centre of the tooth and into the root canal. If the infection has been left untreated, it can spread and cause further dental problems.
The purpose of the root canal treatment is to remove the damaged pulp. The main benefit of a root canal procedure is to save the tooth, rather than simply replacing it. It may seem easier to replace or simply remove the tooth, however a root canal reduces the concern regarding bone loss.

What does a root canal procedure involve?

During a root canal procedure, the inflamed pulp in the centre of the tooth is removed. If you have a dental abscess, your dentist will be able to drain it for you. Following this, the dentist will ensure that the tooth is filled and sealed correctly in order to prevent reinfection.
Please note that following a root canal procedure, you may require a crown (also known as a cap). The purpose of the crown is to protect your tooth and prevent a fracture/future issues.
Local anaesthetic is used during root canal treatment; therefore, it is as pain-free as other less invasive dental procedures such as having a filling done. If you have any anxiety regarding what the procedure involves and the potential discomfort, please do not hesitate to contact our team. Our dental practitioners will also be mindful of your concerns before, during and after the procedure and will reassure you through every stage.

Are there any alternatives to having root canal treatment?

As the primary reason for having a root canal treatment is to save the existing tooth, the only alternative to having the treatment is to remove the tooth.

How much will it cost?

The prices for root canal treatment start from £XXXX. To book in your free consultation or to request more information, please do not hesitate to contact our UK based team on XXXX.

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